I want to thank Spanish Playground reader Kelli for sharing this great resource! These Spanish video lessons are offered free online as part of the South Carolina Educational Portal that offers on-demand, curriculum-based streaming video from South Carolina ETV (Educational Television) and the S.C. Department of Education/ITV. These Spanish video lessons are an introduction to the language for young learners. They were designed for elementary schools that do not have a language teacher. There are six series, each with 10 video lessons:
1. First Step Español
2. First Step Español Again
3. Next Step Español
4. Next Step Español Again
5. Another Step Español
6. Another Step Español Again
Each Spanish video lesson is about 15 minutes long. The “again” series are follow-up lessons that use the same themes as the original lessons. The focus of the videos is exposure to the spoken language, so almost all of the lesson is in Spanish.
Use this link to reach the list of series – Spanish video. Click on the series to reach the ten video lessons.
There are lesson plans available as PDFs for the First Step Español and Next Step Español series. These lessons were developed to be used by classroom teachers who have little or no knowledge of the language. The plans have vocabulary, cultural information, follow-up activities and supplemental activities.
You can access the lesson plans here.
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Jan 13, 2012
¡Gracias! As usual, your posts are amazing and timely! I am in the midst of planning my lessons for this month for my elelmentary school Spanish classes (grades prek-5) and the videos are a great “link” or warm-up for us! I will share this with my colleagues!
Jan 16, 2012
!Qué bien! I’m glad the information was helpful!
Sep 12, 2015
Hi! I was so excited to locate this material and view it! However, it states “website not available.” I was so thrilled to find materials to introduce at the elementary level at our private school, which focuses mainly at the middle school level. Please let me know how I can receive this information!
Thanks for your time!
Sep 12, 2015
They rearranged the site a bit and the url had changed. I replaced the link in the post with the new one. It should work now.