You do not need to feel overwhelmed when you try to figure out the curriculum requirements for your child to learn Spanish at home.
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 is beyond the foundation-level Spanish course for homeschooled students who are middle, junior high or high school ages. The course will teach students how to keep building upon the Spanish 1 skills. Students will be introduced to new tenses such as past tense and commands. They will recycle Spanish 1 vocabulary and skills and learn new vocabulary to speak more complex ideas and produce a higher level of proficiency. Students will use all skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking and interacting but will focus on speaking, interacting and writing to promote proficiency and communication while exploring the Hispanic culture.
After almost 9 months your child will be confident learning and speaking Spanish at a beyond beginner’s level and ready to progress to higher levels of language learning.
Module 1: Who I am
Learning outcomes: Students use Spanish 1 review vocabulary and grammar to talk about who they are, likes, dislikes, what they do during school and after schools and favorite places to go, all in present tense.
Module 2: My daily routine
Learning outcomes: Students masters fundamental grammar concepts such as gender and number of nouns and adjectives. They are able to talk about and describe their daily routine items used to prepare and special events preparation routines and communicate about shopping and everyday errands and going to every day places around their community.
Module 3: My last vacation
Learning outcomes: Students discus past vacations and experiences using past tense preterite. Students know how to conjugate regular and irregular preterite.
Module 4: My childhood
Learning outcomes: Students know how to discuss and describe their childhood experiences using imperfect past tense. They are able to conjugate regular and irregular imperfect tense. In addition, students understand the differences and uses of preterite and imperfect.
Module 5: Food preparation and cooking
Learning outcomes: Students know how to talk about food preparation and cooking. They are able to use informal and formal commands to talk about food recipes. They explore hispanic recipes.
Bonus Module: Introduction to Subjunctive
1- Weekly LIVE Conversational and Writing Classes:
TUESDAYS 2:00 PM EST
1- Step by step curriculum
2- Week by week assignments
3- Vocabulary and grammar guided practices
4- Quarterly Written and Oral graded Assessments included
5- Quarterly Oral presentation
6- Quarterly Written practices
7- Access to a Spanish Club to interact with other students and expand Spanish learning
All of these to accelerate student's proficiency and increase learning engagement!
Space is limited ONLY 5 Available Spots
Course and Class start August 28th
Live conversational and writing classes
Tuesday 2:00 PM EST
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.
At first, oral presentations seemed daunting, but
since we did them so often that it was much easier with practice, and now I
really enjoy them!
Frequently Ask Questions
1- When and what time is the live Class?
Tuesdays 2:00 PM EST
2- How much work and time my son or daughter has to put into the course weekly?
I recommend students block 5-6 hours every week. I provide students with a suggested daily, weekly calendar to pace the course.
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 a 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.
6- Can I watch a sample of your Grammar lesson?
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:
I am a certified Spanish instructor, language coach and online curriculum designer. I design Spanish Educational solutions for Spanish learners who want to learn Spanish better and speak the language. So they can gain the confidence they need to be confident enough to become bilingual.
M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and Online learning, Former Fairfax County Public Teacher Spanish teacher, more than 20 years of classroom experience teaching all levels from primary years, Spanish one to advanced levels like IB Spanish to a diverse group of learners from primary ages, homeschoolers, secondary, college students to adult professionals.