Our brains are wired for stories

Story Based Learning

Story-based learning is not only the most effective way to learn a language; it's also effective in helping to process and retain information.

Classic Stories

Garbanzo features original stories, familiar folk tales, and historical and cultural insights into the Spanish speaking world.

We acquire language when we understand messages; when we understand what people tell us and when we understand what we read.
photo of Dr. Stephen Krashen - Linguist
Dr. Stephen Krashen Linguist
There are two sides to communication: interpretation and expression. A learner's job in the early stages is largely interpretation.
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Bill VanPatten Scholar

Additional Features

Placement Tests

Use our placement tests to evaluate students’ functional vocabulary so that you can place each student on the best path for learning.

Paths

Each path is full of stories and interesting informational texts that work with a core set of vocabulary. Students will have a map that shows what they can expect to learn and what lessons lie ahead.

Lessons

Each lesson includes stories, embedded challenges, and the ability to earn badges as students progress through each lesson.

Challenges

Throughout the lessons, students will be faced with challenges that check their understanding and connect them to the story.

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