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Power-Glide Ultimate Courses

Power-Glide

The Ultimate Course
For grades 9-12
Open the door to new skills and opportunities that only learning a new language can provide. With the most innovative and effective language teaching activities available, these courses start you on a path toward language fluency. Power-Glide now has new Year 1 and Year 2 Ultimate Courses that have been updated and upgraded with a variety of new features The Ultimate Course is available for Spanish, French, German, and Latin.

Power-Glide Ultimate Course
$129     
Power-Glide Ultimate Bundle, Years 1 and 2
$229     
Power-Glide Latin Ultimate Course
$169  

The Ultimate Course for Spanish, French, and German | Latin Ultimate Course
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The Ultimate Course for Spanish, French, and German

Open the door to new skills and opportunities that only learning a new language can provide. With the most innovative and effective language teaching activities available, these courses start you on a path toward language fluency. Power-Glide now has new Year 1 and Year 2 Ultimate Courses that have been updated and upgraded with a variety of new features:

  • Learning objectives for each module
  • Scope and sequence for better scheduling and standards comparison
  • 180-day school year format
  • Assessment tools for all types of learners complete with test keys
  • Additional activities and performance challenges to help learners apply their learning for better retention and integration
  • Additional graphics, photos and cues for visual learners
  • Page tabulation for easy reference and progress tracking
  • Audio CDs give learners valuable pronunciation coaching while keeping them motivated

Two full years of language learning

Ultimate Year 1 is easy enough for beginners, but robust enough to take you through the equivalent of at least 1 year of high school study. Ultimate Year 2 picks up right where the Year 1 course ends and provides the equivalent of at least 1 more year of high school study. And since Power-Glide is fully accredited through the Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities you're assured of quality and ease of obtaining credit.

Speak the language, not just pass the test

The focus of Power-Glide Ultimate Year 1 and Year 2 is to help you speak freely and expressively. You won't find mazes of grammar rules, boring rote memorization, and mind-numbing drills. Instead, the courses give you real language learning - the kind where you actually internalize the language, and begin to use it as your own. Robert W. Blair, Ph.D., is the creator of Power-Glide language courses. His methods are informed by current language acquisition theory and rooted in the work of world-renowned language teaching innovators. These methods provide a rich experience in communication and make the course fun and engaging.

Puzzles, games, stories, music

The activities in the courses are diverse enough to accomodate many different learning styles and aptitudes. You'll find music, stories, memory aids, Diglot-Weaves, you-are-there adventures, kinesthetic, visual, audio activities, and more. In addition, Power-Glide can be used with or without a teacher, or in groups or individually and self-paced.

The Ultimate Year 1 and 2 Courses include:

Workbook: The core of Power-Glide's robust and award winning language course. Divided into sections, it includes an integrated Academic Guide, learning objectives, lesson plans, cultural info, self-tests, test keys, written exercises, and is linked to the audio CDs, so finding your way through it is as easy as pushing "play" and following along.
4-6 audio CDs: with audio activities from the course are conveniently organized and separated by track on the CDs.
Interactive CD-ROM: Supplementary interactive language activities and resources from the course that you can enjoy on your computer. Includes: cultural exploration, practice activities, electronic dictionary, progress tests. Windows/Mac compatible.

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The Ultimate Course for Latin

for 7th-12th Grade and Adult

The most user friendly and comprehensive course available

Get ready for the adventure of your life! The Power-Glide Latin Ultimate course opens the door to new skills and opportunities that only learning a new language can provide. With the most innovative and effective language teaching activities available, this course starts you on a path toward language fluency.

Go from beginning to advanced levels in one course

Power-Glide Latin is easy enough for beginners, but robust enough to help you develop advanced language skills. And since Power-Glide is fully accredited through the Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities you're assured of quality and ease of obtaining credit.

Speak the language, not just pass the test

The focus of Power-Glide Latin is to help you speak freely and expressively in Latin. You won't find mazes of grammar rules, boring rote memorization, and mind-numbing drills. Instead, Power-Glide Latin gives you real language learning—the kind where you actually internalize the language, and begin to use it as your own. Robert W. Blair, Ph.D., is the creator of Power-Glide language courses. His methods are informed by current language acquisition theory and rooted in the work of world-renowned language teaching innovators. These methods provide a rich experience in communication and make the course fun and engaging.

Puzzles, games, stories, music

The activities in the courses are diverse enough to accomodate many different learning styles and aptitudes. You'll find music, stories, memory aids, Diglot-Weaves, you-are-there adventures, kinesthetic, visual, audio activities, and more. In addition, Power-Glide can be used with or without a teacher, or in groups or individually and self-paced.

What you will learn in this course:

Numbers, Family vocabulary, Plants & Animals, Alphabet, Emotion, Present Tense Verbs, Noun Declension, Questions, Conjunctions, House-related Vocabulary, Shapes & Lines, Verb agreement, Gender, Past & Future Tense Verbs, Basic Esperanto.

The Latin Ultimate Course includes:

Workbook: The core of Power-Glide's robust and award winning language course. Divided into sections, it includes an integrated Academic Guide, learning objectives, lesson plans, cultural info, self-tests, test keys, written exercises, and is linked to the audio CDs, so finding your way through it is as easy as pushing "play" and following along.
Testbook: The testbook includes 7 comprehensive tests with answer keys. It applies a variety of testing methods and is excellent for high school and college preparation.
Learner's Guide: The Learner's Guide includes Dr. Blair's personal instruction on how to teach and learn foreign languages. It is full of tips for learners of various ages and levels.
6 Audio CDs + 1 Listening & Comprehension CD: with audio activities from the course are conveniently organized and separated by track on the CDs.
Interactive CD-ROM: Supplementary interactive language activities and resources from the course that you can enjoy on your computer. Includes: cultural exploration, practice activities, electronic dictionary, progress tests. Windows/Mac compatible.

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About Power-Glide Courses

Over 30 years ago, Dr. Robert Blair, the designer of Power-Glide Foreign Language Courses, was captivated by a phenomenon we are all familiar with: Young people who had studied a language for 3, 4, or even 5 years could conjugate verbs and recite vocabulary, but typically lacked the ability to actually communicate. Maybe you were one of these.

As human beings, we are genetically equipped to learn a second language. But to learn any language effectively and without great frustration we must proceed in nature's way. Many have wrongly approached language as though grammar and vocabulary were the most important features to focus upon. With Power-Glide you'll gradually soak up the language, discovering the rules by which language works almost without noticing it! This method is called "natural language acquisition" because it more closely reflects the way children in every culture learn their own language. The exercises developed by Dr. Blair are designed to help you discover the language yourself.

Many language programs promise a shortcut to learning language. They assemble a selection of useful words and phrases and ask you to repeat what they say over and over until it sticks. The idea of achieving "complete fluency in any language in 90 days or your money back" is nothing more than misleading marketing hype, but sadly, many people fall for it and end up disappointed.

Power-Glide Courses are different because they are designed by linguists, not marketing strategists. Power-Glide Courses were created by Dr. Robert Blair, one of the world's leading linguists, who spent over 30 years developing this revolutionary language learning system. His study took him all over the world, and he spent years evaluating and experimenting with many teaching methods including, diglot weave stories, puzzles, games, songs, and other fun activities. Dr. Blair has also produced materials for translators, Peace Corps Volunteers, the U.S military, and students of all ages. He learned from and collaborated with dozens of world-renowned teachers and combined the best methods into one very exciting course. The result is an innovative and proven method to learning a foreign language. Best of all it's fun!

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Reviews

"Foreign Language instruction should begin at the elementary level while the child's brain is absorbing information like a sponge. Power-Glide has made learning a second language easier for the younger crowd with it's introduction of their foreign language series for children. With their past successes in innovative curricula for middle and upper grades, Power-Glide is a company parents can trust for quality instruction. Learning a second language is easy and affordable and should be considered part of the foundation of the elementary age years. Parents can't go wrong in choosing products from Power-Glide!
- Susan Moore, Family Reviews

"Power-Glide delivers what it promises. With this course you won't be intimidated to teach foreign language. Every successful lesson learned will motivate you to move on to the next one. People will wonder where you child "prepped." More important than the snob appeal, using Power-Glide will open doors for your children that will carry into adulthood."
- Kathy von Duyke, Editor, Konos Helps

"As one who designs educational programs for individual student in our school, I must tell you how impressed I have been with the Power-Glide material. I was able to examine the second year course material for our community college. Power-Glide's course is more comprehensive."
- Linda Ritner, Director, Pleasant Hill Academy