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The Comprehensible Classroom equips language teachers with training and resources that are proven to foster language acquisition.

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Our instructional materials are aligned to national standards for language learning.

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Teach for Proficiency.

All students are capable of acquiring language. The Comprehensible Classroom makes teaching easier by helping language teachers unlock students' intrinsic capacity for language acquisition. We specialize in providing you with everything you need to help every student experience success with language learning. 

Our proficiency-oriented instructional materials for Spanish, French, and Latin classes give you a detailed plan for class so that you can focus on what matters most: your students. 

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Connection over curriculum

Promotes interculturality by prioritizing connections with people and information over covering curriculum.

Acquisition, not memorization

Develops language proficiency through scaffolded, contextualized, and authentic language exposure in class.

Flexible daily structure

Provides detailed daily lesson plans with suggestions for differentiation to meet the needs of every student.

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The Somos Curriculum

Language is inextricably linked to its speakers and their cultures. The Somos Curriculum teaches language and culture simultaneously, allowing students the opportunity to develop cultural understanding at a depth rarely achieved in beginning language courses.

  • Acquisition-driven curriculum and instructional resources.
  • Comprehension-based teaching methods with an orientation toward proficiency.
  • Streamlined daily lesson plans that can be customized to your students’ needs.
  • Flexible options for traditional, hybrid, or virtual classrooms.
  • Access to a full network of support and mentorship for each step of the way.
  • Also available in French (The Nous sommes Curriculum) and Latin (The Sumus Curriculum).
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Teach language through online stories

Garbanzo helps students learn a language in the way their brains were designed. Filled with Somos lessons and interactive storytelling, Garbanzo is the best way to learn Spanish online.

This week’s training is the best I’ve ever attended. I’m still processing like crazy, but it’s good processing. As someone ready for deeper understanding, this absolutely blew my mind! Exceeds expectations!

TFA Attendee, Long Beach

This curriculum is so engaging. My students love that they are using the language instead of just memorizing vocabulary and completing conjugation charts. They also enjoy all the cultural elements. Thank you!

Sara R.

Garbanzo has been an absolute lifesaver for me this year and I think it has been so beneficial for my students. I really appreciate this website! 

Megan Wilkey

This is one of the best professional development sessions I have attended in my 25 years of teaching. Elicia is professional, energetic, fun, smart, and cares a great deal about making a difference. She makes everyone feel comfortable and want to participate. She is a model teacher who not only taught me but inspired me!

District Workshop Participant

Somos has been a game changer in my classroom. My students are engaged every day and they love the lessons, activities, and games. The curriculum begins to build their confidence from Day 1. Everything is complete and ready for the teacher! 

The Spanish Saylor

THANK YOU for an amazing product. Garbanzo is saving me so much time and my students ENJOY what they read! It is so user friendly for the kids and I appreciate that you are constantly adding and looking for ways to improve an already awesome experience! 

Kristy Placido

I loved everything about this presentation. She shared practical hands-on activities for the classroom setting. It was very beneficial and I cannot wait to implement all this knowledge into my practice!

FLENJ Workshop Attendee

I have never been so in love with a Spanish curriculum. Every activity is designed well and is comprehensible to students. I love being able to use the plans without needing to create my own materials but having the flexibility to do so if I want to. Worth every penny!

Christine T.

I love Garbanzo, it's one of the best purchases my school has made for me ever!! 

Marisa Maldonado

Thank you SO much for your contributions to the foreign language teaching profession. I have seen both Martina and Elicia at various conferences and they are both captivating and engaging presenters.

P. Spinelli

Absolutely recommend Garbanzo! The students can progress at their speed but it really holds them accountable for the readings. 

Jenna Keller

Seeing you in action gave me so much confidence. This year, in the middle of remote learning and a pandemic, every single senior I teach says Spanish is their favorite class. I truly have the whole Comprehensible Classroom family to thank for that.

Ivette D.

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