I can help!
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!
This course will continue building upon the Spanish 1 & 2 foundation. Students will review previous tenses such as present, past, commands and be introduced to more advanced tenses. Students will recycle Spanish 1 & 2 vocabulary and learn new vocabulary to speak, write, read, listen more complex ideas and produce a higher level of proficiency. Only Spanish will be spoken during class, except when students need clarification. Students are required to use the language every day, interact with teacher other students during the week, read, watch and listen to authentic Spanish material to accelerate proficiency. Students will be introduce to Spanish literature.
After almost 9 months your child will be confident learning and speaking Spanish at a intermedium maybe advanced level but most important will learn how to make Spanish part of his or her daily life.
Module 1: My World
Learning outcomes: Students use Spanish 1, 2 review vocabulary and grammar to talk about their world to others. Students will review irregular present tense, stem changing verbs, make comparisons and more. Students not only communicate and share about them but also interact with others students and teacher written and speaking form.
Module 2: Outdoor Activities and More Traveling
Learning outcomes: Students discuss chores, activities some traveling experience using past tense preterit and imperfect. Students interact with other students and teacher about their past experiences using written and speaking form. They are introduce to hispanic literature.
Module 3: Community Work and the Media
Learning outcomes: Students learn how to discus about their community, type of jobs and the role and influence of media in their community and society. They use command tenses other tenses to discuss those topics. In addition, in addition, read more simple pieces of literature and everyday media.
Module 4: Environment, the Future and technology
Learning outcomes: Students know how to discuss issues related to the environment and technology. They use tenses like subjunctive and future tense to express opinions about today's relevant issues using written and speaking form of communication. In addition, read more simple pieces of literature and everyday media.
Module 5: Health and Nutrition
Learning outcomes: Students know how to communicate about food the importance of maintaining a good health and how to practice a healthy lifestyle. They keep using subjunctive and master perfect tense.
Module 6: Relationships, friends and culture
Learning outcomes: Students know how to communicate about how to relate with others and how to maintain friendships. In addition, students will explore more about the hispanic culture, traditions and influence. Students master subjunctive and conditional tenses. They read authentic Spanish material and use everyday media to gain proficiency.
1- Weekly LIVE communication classes: Thursdays 9:30 AM EST
2- Step by step curriculum
3- Week by week assignments
4- Guided vocabulary and grammar practices
5- Weekly oral and listening interactive practices using a special software
6- Quarterly written and oral graded Assessments included
7- Weekly use of authentic media curated resources to promote immersion
8- Access to a Spanish Club to interact with other students and expand Spanish learning and apply for leadership positions.
All of these to accelerate student's proficiency and increase learning engagement!
I really liked writing and speaking. It was helpful to use everything we learned. The oral presentations give a student the opportunity to be more creative with Spanish.
Space is limited ONLY 16 available spots!
Frequently Ask Questions
1- When and what time is the live Class?
Thursdays 9:30 AM EST
2- How much work and time my son or daughter has to put into the course weekly?
I recommend students block 8-10 hours every week. However, it could be less, this depends totally from the student's ability to complete the weekly interactive activities, readings, and guided practices. Some of the task are short but require consistency to reach the learning goals.
3- I am not sure if this course is for may son or daughter. Can I talk to someone?
Yes! Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to chat about your concern and your child's learning needs.
4- Does this course meets credit requirements for the high school diploma?
5- How does the Facebook Spanish Club work?
The club is a student focus club. The club gives outstanding and passionate Spanish learners the opportunity take leadership roles to support other Spanish learners by clarifying homework questions, grammar rules, etc. The club is overseen and administered by Spanish Certified Teachers, one of them Sra. Morato, however, students can apply for leadership positions such as club president, vice-president, and student-tutor to built up college resume or volunteer hours.
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
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.
About Sra. Morato
Spanish certified Instructor Prek-12th grades. M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and Online learning. Former Fairfax County Public Teacher Spanish. Taught IB and immersion classes for teaching 16 years. More than twenty years of classroom, tutoring and Co-op experience. Teaching all levels from primary years to advanced levels to a diverse group of learners. From primary ages, homeschoolers, secondary, college students to adult professionals.