Hey homeschooling parent,

It’s no secret that you’ve got lots of things to do and little time to do it

including no time to spend hours searching online for random resources that don’t have a proven plan for success.


Yet you know that you want your teen to be fluent in Spanish.

You want your teen to have a well-rounded education, to learn things that will help them grow into responsible, resourceful, helpful members of society.


Becoming bilingual is a part of your goal for them. 


But teaching your child to speak another language – especially during the teen years – can feel daunting especially if you're not a qualified teacher or confident in speaking the language.

  • How do I find the right curriculum? 
  • How do I find the right resources?
  • How do I teach when I don’t know Spanish myself?

Maybe you’ve tried other programs or apps in the past, only to find you spend more time trying to get your child excited about learning Spanish or organizing lessons and resources that you had no time or energy left to enjoy homeschooling with your teen.

Maybe you’re this close to giving up on finding anything right for your family. 


You’re not alone, and the good news is that you don’t have to struggle with Spanish any longer.


Unlike other resources that leave you doing the organizing to create a learning plan ...

Spanish 1 is different!


This is a done-for-you, comprehensive Spanish solution that reinforces the learning, teaches mastery of pronunciation, and helps your student conquer beginning conversations, even if you as the parent have never spoken a word of Spanish.

Introducing the

Foundational Spanish 1 Course

for Your Homeschooled Teen


A done-for-you Spanish course that focuses on speaking and culture for students 7th - 12th grade with weekly, live speaking classes.


Mondays 11:00am - 12:00pm EST  
 September 5th 2022 - May 15th 2023
** Live classes start September 12th 2022 **

Perfect for homeschooling families looking to fulfill foreign language requirements.


What's inside the done-for-you

Spanish 1 course

that fulfills your student’s foreign language requirements!


Spanish 1 Foundation Path

Six Modules Spread Over 33 Weeks (4 Quarters)
Intended for grades 7th - 12th

Module 1

Greetings, Calendar and Weather

Learning outcomes: Students will use Spanish to greet and say goodbye, describe the weather, tell the day of the week and date. Introduction to short conversations.

Module 2

School, People, and Basics

Learning outcomes: Students will master fundamental grammar concepts such as gender and number of nouns and adjectives. They will be able to talk and describe common school supplies. They will be able to talk about their school's subjects and describe them using adjectives.

Module 3

School Activities, Describing People and Nationalities

Learning outcomes: Students will learn how to speak about activities and abilities. They will learn about Hispanic countries and nationalities. They will be able to conjugate the verbs ser ("to be") and gustar ("to like").

Module 4

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Learning outcomes: Students will know how to discuss meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will be able to conjugate present tense regular verbs, and ask questions using when, where, who, what, why and how to navigate the restaurant experience.

Module 5

Family and Places to Go

Learning outcomes: Students will talk about their family and about places to go in their local community for leisure time. They are able to conjugate common irregular present tense verbs, such as ir ("to go") and tener ("to have") and more.

Module 6

Restaurant Experience

Learning outcomes: Students will speak and understand Spanish phrases related to a restaurant experience. They will learn how to navigate a restaurant experience and to use the verb estar ("to be"), as well as the present progressive tense and stem changing verbs.

Bonus

Monthly Interactive Cultural Lessons with special guest 

Quarterly workshops: Reading for fluency, mastering present verb conjugation, writing and oral workshops

Extra advanced module: Introduction to Past Tense Preterite

ALL the components needed to learn effective Spanish communication:


Vocabulary, pronunciation videos, learning tools, grammar video lessons, guided practices, tests, cultural lessons all connected to help your teen to start and finish strong and ready to move to the next level, Spanish 2.

Hola, my name is Karim Morato,

a certified Spanish instructor, a native Spanish speaker and an MA Ed in online learning and curriculum instruction. 

As a homeschool parent myself, I know the feeling of not wanting to hold back your children from learning subjects that you have limited knowledge about. It was that way for me with mathematics, so I invested in outside resources, teachers, and programs to support my children as they learned higher level math. 

You may not be fluent in Spanish, or you may not feel equipped or able to teach Spanish at the required level and that’s okay. In those cases, you may be looking for a course that can give you a level of support, is affordable and that you can trust to give your child the education he or she needs

This is why I created this Spanish 1 Foundation course for your teens – make Spanish language learning more accessible for homeschooled students and to support YOU the parent.

My online Spanish 1 course will help you to homeschool your child so they can gain the confidence they need to speak Spanish and become bilingual.

Our mission is to support homeschooling parents, educate bilingual families, and help learners fall in love with the Hispanic culture.

How does Spanish 1 work?

Weekly Assignments
  • Step by step instructions
  • Access to content 24/7


Vocabulary Learning

Students learn and master vocabulary using: 

  • Video pronunciation
  • Interactive Flashcards
  • Plus other strategies
Grammar Application

Students learn and apply grammar concepts through: 

  • Step by step Video teachings
  • Guided Practices
  • Readings


Testing

Students test their knowledge: 

  • Multiple choice tests per module
  • Built Grading System to track progress, plus teacher quarterly report 
Weekly office hour for extra help via Zoom. Mondays 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST September 5th - May 15th.
** Live classes start September 12th 2022 **
Weekly Live Speaking Classes
Mondays 11:00am - 12:00pm EST September 5th - May 15th.
  • Interactive and presentational speaking practices
  • Listening and writing practices
  • 4 writing, oral, conjugation workshops
  • Cultural exploration, plus special cultural teachings by guest teachers
Your teen will learn how to speak Spanish confidently with support, and you will have the peace of mind that your student is getting the best Spanish education without you feeling like you’re failing as a teacher.


Your student will:

  •  Discover the joy of learning to speak another language in the comfort of their own home.
  •  Learn to speak in full sentences
  •  Develop independent learning habits with a professional curriculum and certified teacher.
  •  Grow and develop a bilingual and growth mindset to be able to think and express ideas in another language.
  •  Cultivate confidence in speaking Spanish and enjoy the Hispanic culture together in conversation, books, activities, movies and more.
  • Complete 1 credit of the foreign language requirement.


We believe that there is no one way to become bilingual: no ONE teacher, textbook, worksheet, workbook, or app.

The key is lifelong learning to create a bilingual environment at home, and there’s no better way to foster a love of culture and foreign language than through the homeschool environment.


This curriculum supports parents with technology, online best practices, and teaching strategies so even if you never learned Spanish yourself, you’ll have the tools and resources to be equipped to guide your children through the experience together.

The curriculum includes


There’s no need to spend extra time and money finding additional lesson resources for practice – everything you need for hands-on learning and practice is included in this comprehensive program.

What parents and students are saying about the course

“Sra. Morato teaches them how to speak…”


Frequently Asked Questions

What should my student know before taking Spanish 1? 

It’s not necessary to have had any previous Spanish experience before taking Spanish 1 as a middle or high school student, though those who have taken Spanish classes in elementary school definitely have a leg up in learning the concepts and communication skills.

How will the program help us stay on track?

This program gives the student a roadmap to success with a level of flexibility and a degree of accountability. Students can access the course, the lessons, tools, and activities any time, any place.

What if my child is too shy or socially nervous to participate in the conversational classes?

In the past, some students started only observing or choosing to participate only using the chat feature. Students are not seen on camera because only the audio feature is used during class. In addition, the learning environment of each conversational class is that our classes are a safe place to make mistakes, be encouraged and learn from each other.

What kind of live support does the Spanish 1 course with conversational classes offer?

Weekly emails, office hours every Monday via Zoom. 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST September 5th - May 15th.

How long do conversational classes last?

Conversation classes are one hour. All students are asked to participate and practice speaking regardless of their skills level. Every conversational class focuses on applying weekly learning.

If I buy ONLY the independent course without the conversational classes, can my child still learn the foundation of how to communicate in Spanish?

Yes! Every grammar lesson shows how to apply the concept. Also, there are video conversations that students can watch and learn how to apply the language on their own or with another student.

What other material does my student need for this course?

Avancemos 1, McDougal Littell,  textbook and  Avancemos! Spanish 1 Cuaderno Práctica Por Niveles). This is in addition to the guided practices and extra activities  provided each week. (more information inside the course)

Can a 6th grader take the course?

Yes. However, it depends on students’ maturity and readiness. The curriculum requires study-organizational skills and datelines.

How much time will my student have to put into the course weekly?

I recommend students block 4-5  hours every week.

Does this course meet credit requirements for a high school diploma?

Yes, the curriculum standards meet state requirements. Courses prepare students who want to pursue Spanish courses at a college level. The teacher gives quarterly grades.

What kind of technology will my student need to participate in your course?

Any computer or device that they can use to access our online platform. Earbuds with a microphone, a device with a camera, a Google account to access Google Drive to organize their quarterly work (using Google Docs and Presentations), and a Google email account with the student's name, and access to Zoom.

Can students take the course if they struggle with learning challenges such as dyslexia or dysgraphia?

Yes. Previous students have done so. The curriculum can be adjusted to students' learning needs.

Can I do this course with my co-op?

Yes, this is highly recommended! If you or another homeschool parent would like to facilitate this course with a large group of students, please reach out for the details about the independent-self pace course and how to offer this course to your homeschool co-op students and teacher.

Finally, a comprehensive Spanish 1 program that fits the homeschooled, high school lifestyle.

This program delivers everything your child needs to learn foundation level Spanish successfully.


  • You can choose the course with live conversational classes or without.
  • Both options offer teaching from highly experienced native-speaking teachers.
  • Both options give students the chance to study independently at their own pace, time and place, providing just the right amount of structure, checkpoints, practices and assessments they need to see progress.

Instead of stressing about being able to teach your teen Spanish, you can take advantage of a program designed and created to serve homeschool families just like yours.

Help your student grow in their knowledge of Spanish and develop a bilingual mindset and a love for the Hispanic community.

It’s time to set your child up now for a bilingual life. Just imagine the possibilities that await.