Online Spanish 1 Language & Culture Classes
For Homeschooled Students
My name is Rebecca and the first thing you should know about me is that I love Spanish.
But I haven't always.
Fell in Love with Spanish
I was homeschooled grades 1-12 and unwillingly took Spanish 1 as a junior in high school (homeschool!) because I had no other option. However, I quickly fell in love with the language and couldn't get enough! I minored in Spanish in college and majored in Social Work.
Moved to Spain
In 2017 I moved to southern Spain, taught English for two years, and currently work as a freelance writer. I've been immersed in the culture and language for over five years and I'm fluent in Spanish. In 2021, I received my Spanish Advanced Language Level C1 (the European language level system) and continue to learn something new every day!
My Heart for Spain
My desire is that we all come to know and love our Creator more and more and experience the joy and life that He gives us. I want to bring Christ wherever I am and right now my heart is to do that here in Spain. I love the people, the culture, and the language and look forward to sharing that passion with students!
My Spanish 1 Students
I also hope that the students in my Spanish 1 classes will come to appreciate more aspects of the Lord as we learn about a different language and culture. I'm excited to take students on their Spanish 1 journey.
Please see class details below. Don't hesitate to let me know if you have questions: SenoritaLandry@gmail.com
AKA: Señorita Landry
About Señorita Landry
- Was homeschooled grades 1-12
- Attended Asbury University on swimming and academic scholarships
- Graduated with a social work major and a Spanish language minor
- Fluent in Spanish
- Speaks at a C1 Advanced Spanish Language Level
- Has lived in Spain for the past 5.5 years as a teacher and freelance writer
- Enjoys reading, hiking, cycling, running, and swimming
FAQ's for Online Classes
Which time zone are class times?
-- All class times are listed as Eastern Time (ET)
When do Spanish 1 classes meet?
-- There are four sections (meeting days / times) available to choose from:
- Section 1 - Tuesdays at 9:00 am ET (for 90 minutes)
4 spots remaining
- Section 2 - Tuesdays at 11:00 am ET (for 90 minutes)
- Section 3 - Wednesdays at 9:00 am ET (for 90 minutes)
2 spots remaining
- Section 4 - Thursdays at 11:30 am ET (for 90 minutes)
What's the recommended grade range for your Spanish 1 class?
-- 8th - 12th grade
Is this Spanish 1 a high school level class?
-- Yes, it is. One foreign language high school credit.
Is there a limit to the number of students per class section?
-- Yes, there is a maximum of 15 students per class section. Space in a class section is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Are students required to attend classes at the live time?
-- Students are required to attend 75% of the live classes. Being able to participate in class is extremely important for language learning. The class recording is posted to the student's class homeroom page three hours after the live class ends and is available to students 24/7. Even when students attend the live class, being able to re-watch a class is a helpful resource.
When does the homeschool year for Spanish 1 classes begin and end?
-- The fall semester is early September through early December and the spring semester is early January through early May. Exact dates will be posted in July.
Will students speak in class?
-- Speaking is an essential part of learning Spanish and very important to me. Speaking during class will not be optional - it will be mandatory. I will encourage students to speak up without fear - when speaking a second language, making mistakes just comes with the territory and is part of the learning process. I believe that as language-learners, if we aren't making any mistakes, we aren't speaking enough!
Do you offer any other types of discounts?
-- Other than the early registration discount, there are no other discounts available.
Are students required to purchase a textbook and workbook for the class?
-- Yes. The textbook and workbook are currently TBA but will be posted by early July.
Are students issued an end-of-class grade for a class?
-- Yes, students receive an end-of-class grade in their grade book online. This serves as an independent evaluation of a student's performance. For some colleges and universities, a grade from an independent class validates homeschool grades.
What are details of the online classes?
-- Classes are once a week for 90 minutes (with a 5-minute break halfway through class). When it comes to learning a language, an hour and a half once a week is not much! I am their online guide and I expect students to learn and study outside of class time. There will be homework plus I hope that a lot of their learning is fun exposure to Spanish throughout their week. Parents, please get ready for vocabulary flash cards all over the house! :)
-- Students are guided in their study and held accountable to complete the work, yet are led toward being independent learners. Parents do not have to do any grading or anything else for classes but are encouraged to be aware of what their students are doing... and participate in learning the Spanish words for household objects ;)
-- I will use Canvas as a virtual "homeroom" for a student's online class. Everything is there - the live class "classroom", the class recordings, the homework assignments, the exams, the grade book, and the chat for students to communicate with their classmates outside of class.
-- During class, students can see and hear me and they can see the classroom whiteboard. And, they can communicate with me via chat and their microphone in class.
-- Important! All students are required to have a working headset microphone for speaking in class and for oral testing. I also request that students turn their video on during class so I can see their faces as they learn :)
-- Students can also communicate with me via our class homeroom email outside of class. I will prioritize email from students and respond in a timely manner.
-- Students will have a weekly homework turn-in assignment that they turn-in at their "homeroom" in Canvas.
-- Students take graded written and oral exams (approximately once a month) at their "homeroom" in Canvas.
-- Student's grades for homework and exams are available to them in the Canvas grade book in their "homeroom" as well as their current overall grade for the class.
-- Students are issued a final grade at the end of the class.
Are there optional weekly online office hours for students to ask questions or practice their pronunciation?
-- Yes, students have the option of attending office hours (there will be two different one hour sessions to choose from each week) in the online classroom. Attendance is optional, but it's a good time for them to ask questions, practice speaking, or just listen in.
What is the average homework time per week?
-- I will expect students to dedicate an hour per weekday to studying, doing homework, and memorizing vocabulary.
Are there any prerequisites for this class?
-- A student should be at least 13 years-old on the first day of class.
Are you teaching your classes as a part of College Prep Science?
No, my classes will be separate from College Prep Science as an independent teacher. Since my web site isn't completed yet, for convenience and simplicity, registration for now will be through the College Prep Science web site, but everything going forward will be separate.
What will students know after successful completion of this class?
-- In this class your student will learn reading, writing, speaking, and grammar. Your student will be able to greet people and introduce themselves appropriately, ask questions, and talk about school, their hobbies, their preferences, their family, and more. They'll be able to make requests, speak about the future, and use a lot of everyday vocabulary as well. They will also learn about Spanish-speaking countries and cultures, etc. Students who complete the course with a "B" or better will be prepared for Spanish 2.
If I need to cancel my registration, what's your cancellation policy?
-- Until 10 days prior to the beginning of classes, there is an 80% refund. After 10 days prior to the beginning of classes, there is no refund.
How should I list it on my students high school transcript?
-- 1 Credit, Foreign Language - Spanish 1
What is the tuition fee for the Spanish 1 live online class?
Tuition is $680 for the 2022-23 homeschool year
Are you teaching Spain Spanish or Latin American Spanish?
-- Since I live in Spain, you may be wondering whether I'll be teaching Spain (Castilian) Spanish or Latin American Spanish - and how different they actually are. My accent and all of the vocabulary I use is Castilian, so that is what students will hear in class. That said, the differences between the two variations are not many! The Spanish language is generally understood by any Spanish speaker worldwide.
I will be able to point out to students how my accent differs from what they might hear in Latin America as well as some of the variations in vocabulary.
It's comparable to the differences in the English language as spoken in the United States, the United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Australia, etc.
Tuition is $680 for the 2022-23 Homeschool Year