Spanish 1 Foundation Course with Weekly Conversation Classes

Master Pronunciation. Essential vocabulary. Foundational grammar. Start speaking!

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Introducing Spanish 1 Foundation Course

With Weekly Interactive- Conversational Classes

2019-2020 Registration is closed


What’s Inside

Six Modules spread over 38 weeks

Check out Spanish 1 Foundation 2019-2020 Detail Course Syllabus click here

Complete curriculum: Vocabulary, pronunciation videos, learning tools, grammar video lessons, guided practices, tests, cultural lessons and conversational tips using authentic prompts.

Module 1: Greetings, the calendar and weather

Learning outcomes: Students 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 colors

Learning outcomes: Students master fundamental grammar concepts such as gender and number of nouns and adjectives. They are able to talk and describe common school supplies. Also, 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 learn how to speak about activities and abilities. They learn about Hispanic countries and nationalities. They are able to conjugate the verbs ser ("to be") and gustar ("to like").

Module 4: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Learning outcomes: Students know how to discuss about daily meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are 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 talk about their family, and places to go in their local community and 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 speak and understand Spanish phrases related to a restaurant experience. They learn how to navigate a restaurant experience. They can use the verb estar ("to be"), as well as the present progressive tense and stem changing verbs.

Bonus Course Features:

  • Cultural Lessons
  • Quarterly workshops: Reading for fluency, mastering present verb conjugation, writing and oral workshops
  • Final written and oral student work with teacher evaluation.
  • Extra advanced module: Introduction to Past Tense Preterite
  • Access to Spanish summer packet review.

How your child will benefit from this course:

  • Open up new opportunities for your child’s future career and lifestyle.
  • Understand how the parts of Spanish work and how to put the language together.
  • Build confidence in small, manageable steps to master the basics.
  • Develop real-world conversational Spanish skills that will last a lifetime.
  • Gain understanding of the Hispanic culture

What you get:

  • No need to worry about curriculum, assessment or teaching.
  • Meets the language requirements for a high school diploma.
  • Flexible, independent study course fits easily into your schedule
  • Support from a fully certified and experienced, native-speaking Spanish language teacher.
  • Curated content to deliver the full curriculum without the overwhelm.
  • Strategic learning workshops to help students develop their vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills.

The Spanish 1 Foundation Course is available in two options:

Spanish 1 Foundation:
Online Independent Study Course

Teacher Supports starts Week of August 26th-

week of May 11th

Spanish 1 Foundation:
Online with weekly conversational Spanish classes

Live conversational classes start
Week of August 26th- Week of May 11th

  • 12 months access to the course
  • Step by step weekly lessons with video teachings.
  • Pre- recorded learning workshops to boost and accelerate learning.
  • Optional summer packet review to keep up with Spanish skills during the summer.


  • Periodic checkpoints throughout the course with weekly emails to help student stay focus.

To enroll in this course click here





  • 12 months access to the course.
  • Step by step weekly lessons with video teachings.
  • LIVE intensive-learning workshops to boost and accelerate learning with Q&A time.
  • Optional summer packet review to keep up with Spanish skills during the summer.


  • Weekly Emails to help students stay focus
  • Weekly conversational classes
Section 1- Monday 1:00 pm. EST
Section Full

Section 2- Thursday 11:30 am. EST
Section Full

  • Bi-weekly study Hall Hours for extra support.
  • Student's final written and oral presentation with teacher evaluation.

"I think learning from Sra. Morato is best because you have access to videos she pre-recorded, and if you have any questions, you can ask her during a conversational class or a study hall. She is very patient, and this class has made me consider studying linguistics in college!"

- Colin, Spanish Student

"Taking Spanish with Señora Morato has really helped me to begin to understand the Spanish language. I know this will help me in the future because I will be able to continue on in learning Spanish. Someday I might even be able to be bilingual which will help me in my career."

- James, Spanish Student

"My name is Alisha I am 13 and in 7th grade. Spanish is one of my favorite subjects this year!!!!! Sra. Morato is such an amazing teacher! She helps to encourage me when I struggle. What I really enjoy is that I actually have classmates that I can communicate with and relate to. Being homeschooled I don't usually have classmates, especially not that I can contact. It is encouraging to have fellow students, and a wonderful teacher, for this year, and hopefully years to come, to share joy and sometimes sorrow (but mainly JOY) with"

Happy Parents...

"My daughter enjoys this course. Sra.. Morato teaches in a way that encourages her students to want to learn the language. Makes this momma happy to know my child is enjoying learning Spanish and seems to be retaining it."

- Mrs. Dison

"Señora Morato's online classes have been wonderful for all three of my children. Two of them have transition perfectly into college Spanish and public high school Spanish. The third will do so next year. This course is perfect for homeschoolers who are serious about Spanish!! "

-Mrs. Yoho

"He went from resistance to learning Spanish to enjoying it and looking forward to class. What a change. Thank you so much Sra. Morato."

- Mrs. Parsons

"Sra. Morato's enthusiasm for teaching Spanish is contagious! In her Spanish 1 class, she has created a solid foundation for learning through the well organized online class and the weekly classes provide a great opportunity to practice with fellow students. We've loved this class so much and have heartily recommended it to fellow homeschoolers!"

-Mrs. Sandkam

How to join

Step 1- Click the button below, which will take you to a page to fill out your name and email address and choose a new password for your child's access to the program.

Step 2- You’ll move on to fill out your credit card details (For PayPal option please email me)

Step 3- After you enter your payment details, you’ll receive a confirmation and welcome email from me explaining first steps for your child to take in preparation for the program , which begins with an orientation week.

Find peace of mind knowing that your child is progressing towards mastery one step at a time, with guidance and support from a certified Spanish teaching specialist.

Choose the option that fits your homeschooling style and learning goals, and enroll your child today!

This course is not open for enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will the program help us stay on track? In the past we had a hard time sticking to a program and schedule. It’s too easy to fall behind and let things slide
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. Also, parents and students are able to record their progress and assessment results for each module and quarter. Students are able to build their grade as they move forward throughout the course. This makes grading easy to track and also to fulfill foreign language requirements.
What if my child gets frustrated after a few failures and tends to give up trying?
You may want to consider buying the course with the conversational classes. Speaking Spanish every week is proven to provide motivation and a meaningful experience.
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.
If I buy the course with the conversational classes, what if my child is too shy, socially nervous to participate in the conversational classes?
In the past, some students started only observing or choose 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?
Parents receive weekly emails from me for class updates and weekly learning focus. Parents and students can reply to the email. Also, live classes can be used to ask questions too. Biweekly study Hall hours (1st/3rd Thursdays 5:00 pm EST) and I have office hours every Thursdays 5:00- 6:00 pm EST.
What kind of checkpoints does the independent Spanish 1 course offer?
Weekly emails are sent to the student to remind them and help them stay focused and engaged through the course. In addition, students will receive study tips and strategies on how to overcome learning challenges.
How long the conversational classes last?
1 hour- 1:15 It depends on the class objective and speaking prompt and students preparation. All students are asked to participate and practice speaking regardless of their skills level. Every conversational class reviews previous skills and content. Every session builds up.
How do I select my conversational section?
As soon as you enroll your student, you need to complete the student's profile form. There you will select the section and secure your teen's spot. You will receive a phone call from me to revise the information to finalize the process. (please allow 48 hours)
How are the final written and spoken evaluations done?
The student is given a real authentic written and oral prompt to work on it with teacher guidance and support. With the use of technology, the student will complete the response and will be evaluated by the teacher. The evaluation aims to help the student know areas of improvements that need to be addressed to prepare him or her for the next level but also to know areas of strength he or she has. The teacher uses a proficiency rubric to show student and parent progress.
When are study Hall Hours?
Every Thrusday 5:00 pm EST Students will join live via Zoom.
What other material my student needs for this course?
I ask parents to buy a used textbook so students can use it a reference. My students find having a textbook useful. (Avancemos 1, McDougal Littell) Also, if the student needs extra practice I recommend buying a workbook for extra grammar practice and reading exercises. Avancemos! Spanish 1 Cuaderno pratica por niveles. The curriculum comes with guided practices for each module.
Can I pay the full tuition via PayPal?
Yes, please email me at for this option.

Can I watch a sample of your grammar video teaching?

A Program that fits homeschoolers' lifestyle

After an extensive consultation with parents, I was able to define and develop the exact packages of teaching and support that homeschooling parents want for their teens. It 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 a highly experienced native-speaking teacher and curriculum designer with a Master’s degree in education.
  • 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.

This course is not open for enrollment.

My story and answering to the need:

My name is Karim Morato. I have homeschooled three children, and as a homeschool parent I know the feeling of not wanting to hold back your children from learning subjects that you have limited knowledge about. For example, I am not a mathematically-minded person, and I haven’t studied math to an expert level. So as my children progressed in their education, I started buying self-directed mathematics courses with videos and textbooks for them to study. It all seemed to be going OK, until my children took some tests and I realized that their skills levels were surprisingly low considering all the hard work they’d put in!

You may not be fluent in Spanish and you maybe do not feel equipped or able to teach Spanish at the required level. In those cases, you may be looking for a course that can give you a level of support and 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 course to make Spanish language learning more accessible for homeschooled students and to support YOU the parent.

I am a certified Spanish instructor, native speaker with a M.A.Ed. in online learning and curriculum Instruction. 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.

This course is not open for enrollment.

For more Information about my 2019-2020 School Year and courses being offered:

  • Spanish 2 Beyond Foundation Online Course with live communication classes
  • Spanish 3 With Focus in Communication and Culture
  • Spanish Curriculum for elementary ages

Please visit my website

Your Instructor

Sra. Morato
Sra. Morato

About Sra. Morato

Guatemalan native. Spanish certified Instructor Prek-12th grades. M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and Online learning. Former Fairfax County Public Teacher Spanish. Taught IB Spanish (international Baccalaureate program) and immersion classes for teaching 16 years. More than twenty years of classroom, tutoring experience. From primary years to advanced levels. Has helped hundreds students learn Spanish better and to speak with confidence. Her students have gone to experience Spanish beyond the classroom. From traveling opportunities to studying Spanish at a college level.