The Juan y Rosa method for learning Spanish comprises three parts. Part 0, “Soy Don Toro”, is suitable for children aged around 6 years old, in Key Stage 1. It introduces them to a new language and a new way of learning. The method is not aimed at attaining a regular, formalised level of language proficiency.
Part 1, “Juan y Rosa están de vacaciones”, is suitable for pupils in early Key Stage 2. At the end of Part 1, pupils will have attained proficiency comparable with level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Part 2, “Juan y Rosa están en casa”, is suitable as a follow-on to Part 1 for pupils in the second half of Key Stage 2, but also as extra material for anyone who is learning Spanish and is interested in knowing more about everyday life, customs and traditions in Spain. The exercises in the workbook incorporate cultural, geographical and historical facts about each region of Spain. By the end of this programme, pupils will have attained proficiency comparable with level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The method inspires pupils to reach their own personal maximum level of proficiency, which may be higher than level A2 of the CEFR. Antoinette Gerichhausen, the author of the method, invites you to exchange information with other pupils using the Juan y Rosa method via the Facebook page and/or Twitter and Edmodo.com (Ask Don Toro for the code from your group).
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for improvements to the method, please send an email to: Antoinette Gerichhausen.