Maya and Miguel’s website is aimed at children 6 to 11 years old and has been designed with the aim of complementing and expanding the educational content of the learning English as a foreign language for Spanish speakers.
It is based on the television program Maya y Miguel, which began airing in the United States in October 2004. In it, twin brothers Maya and Miguel have fun adventures with their family and friends.
It is a very useful resource for teaching a foreign language for Primary Education students, since it reduces the affective filter or fear of using English naturally.
In Maya and Miguel we can find multitude of educational games, flash animations that invite the boy or girl to interact with each of the characters in the series, recipes and Crafts in the printable activities section and a comprehensive guide for parents and teachers.
Most of the content on the site is available in both Spanish and English, so parents, teachers and students can change languages whenever they want.
Both the web and the television program have been designed as a means to support the learning of English, while promoting the value of a culturally diverse society, thus meeting the standards proposed by UNESCO for competence in linguistic communication and social and civic competence.