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Helping Spanish Learners to learn better Spanish and be confident enough to be Bilingual


“My daughter wants to be a counselor, I want her to have Spanish skills for her future career”
Lacey


“I love your Spanish course”
“I can speak Spanish now!”
“Your video lessons are short and fun”
“I was able to order my food in Spanish”
“I am so thankful we found you”

 

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. 

Elizabeth 

 

Learn Spanish with Sra. Morato

 

Online Programs

I use blended learning strategies for all my courses so when students meet for the class time the majority of the time is used to practice communication and speaking skills.

 

Spanish Classes For Elementary Ages 

With small group online conversational classes (K-3rd) (4th-6th)

This program introduces Spanish to young minds at an early age through fun topics, engaging and interactive video lessons. Students learn to speak in Spanish using complete sentences, flashcards, fun worksheets, and more. In addition, students accelerate their learning through weekly live-fun interactive small-group age appropriate conversational classes!

Spanish For Elementary Ages:   

Curriculum ONLY (K-6th)

Are you looking for a complete curriculum so you can teach your child Spanish at an early age?  Check out my program! The program introduces Spanish to young minds at an early age through fun topics. Students learn Spanish using complete sentences through interactive flashcards, fun worksheets, video teachings and more! ALL in one place, step by step.

The following courses are aimed for 7th-12th students. Every course is designed to promote communication skills and prepare students for college-level courses and beyond.

Spanish 1 Course: with online conversational classes

Spanish Foundation for Middle and High School Students

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. It will give your student the knowledge and skills they need to be able to put the language together and start communicating in Spanish through everyday situations.

Spanish 1 Course: Independent Study Course

Spanish Foundation for Middle and High School Students

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. It will give your student the knowledge and skills they need to be able to put the language together and start communicating in Spanish through everyday situations.

Spanish 2 Course: with online conversational and writing classes 

Beyond Foundation Course 

This is a beyond the foundation-level Spanish course.  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.

Spanish 3 Immersion Online Class:

Communication, interactive and Culture Focus 

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 to 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, read, listen and watch Spanish authentic material, interact with teacher other students during the week to accelerate proficiency. The course will introduce students to Hispanic literature.

Local Spanish Classes 

2018-2019 School Year

Spanish 2-3 Class

This is a combined face to face class. I have taught this combined class since 2014. It is a hybrid class, I use blended learning strategies so students can enjoy the benefits of studying in a face to face environment but take the learning outside the class and continue it during the week. Although, the class is combined each level has its own curriculum some lessons are combined because they relate to each other such as culture, speaking practices and more.

Class meets Thursdays 11:00 AM-12:15 PM. Spaced is limited to 6 students. 

Spanish 2 Focus

This is a 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.

Spanish 3 Focus

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 to more complex ideas and produce a higher level of proficiency. Only Spanish will be spoken during class, except when students need clarification. The focus of the class is writing but gear to interactive and presentational oral communication.

Please contact me for the class syllabus and the Northern Virginia location or any for further questions.

For any questions about the online and local Classes please contact us

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About Sra. Morato

My personal experience learning a Foreign language…

Just like many of my students I had to learn a second language when I was 18 years old. I did not know how to speak English. When I think back, my English teachers were of great support to me. I needed a lot of support because I had to overcome the fear of speaking because I had a very strong accent. Eventually, I realized my accent was not a weakness but an asset because it showed that I speak two languages!

Choosing a profession and touching lives along the way…

I chose to be a Spanish 20 years ago. I have never regretted this decision!  I have been teaching hundreds of students to learn Spanish better, prepare them for advanced testing, study abroad or in college and the most important part of the learning, My passion has been not just to teach them the language but to encourage my students to speak it and explore the culture. Many of my students decided to major or minor in Spanish.

In addition, I had the opportunity to work for 16 years for one of the major school districts in Virginia, Fairfax County Public School. I taught  IB Spanish and Immersion. In 2014, I started working with the homeschool community teaching homeschoolers and helping homeschool parents navigate the foreign language aspect of homeschooling. As a homeschool mother myself, I know how important is to find subject experts to help us educate our children because we do not want to hold our child back.

Exploring new frontiers…

In 2014, I decided to go back to school and work on my master’s degree. I wanted to take my teaching to the next level. I knew I had to integrate technology in my teaching and I saw the possibility to be able to reach more students using the online platform. I received my master’s from George Mason University with a concentration in Online learning and Curriculum and Instruction. Since then, I have been able to teach students from all over the country, Texas, Idaho, Oregon, Tennessee, and Virginia. Along the way, I have developed a vision and passion to help and support parents who desire to educate and educate bilingual children.

Instructional Designer!

My number one passion is to teach Spanish learners how to learn better Spanish and speak it. I always thought… What is the point of studying the language and if you are not able to speak it? Through many years of experience, research, creating hundreds of lessons and teaching hundreds of students, I have been able to create results for my students. I decided to start creating my own Spanish video lessons and I started to develop my own Spanish curriculum and methodology so I can create even better results and a more meaningful learning experience for my students. I am so thankful to my college professors, colleagues, my own students, and parents! who took the time to give me feedback and have encouraged me to keep teaching and creating online Spanish programs and courses.

What keeps me going…

I have the vision to support homeschool parents who want to educate bilingual children. My mission is to help them with online training and online courses and programs. I know my programs can help students learn Spanish better and gain the skills and confidence to speak.

Join our Facebook Community that focuses on supporting homeschool parents navigate the Spanish curriculum challenges click here  https://www.facebook.com/groups/homeschoolspanishcurriculum/

Online Training for homeschool parents: Mapping out your child’s Spanish learning Journey! K-12th

This training specifically addresses the planning of the Spanish curriculum.  I am offering 2 separate ones,  primary years and middle and high school years. These are workshops I have the opportunity to present at the homeschool conventions and now I am bringing the workshop to you 🙂

Inside the workshop: Clarify why you want children to learn Spanish,  how to choose a curriculum based on your homeschool teaching and learning style, get ideas on how to create a bilingual environment, what are the curriculum essentials base on age and level, supplementing resources ideas, time for questions and more! You will also how the opportunity to find out more about my programs and courses if you are looking for a Spanish curriculum solution and ask me questions. 

Mapping out your Child's Spanish language Journey: Primary Years

Learn how and what you need to educate and raise a Spanish bilingual child. Get inspired and take action to add Spanish learning to your child’s education.

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Mapping out your Teen Spanish learning Journey and Spanish Curriculum Essentials (7th-12th)

Learn how to plan your teen’s Spanish learning by level, course requirements and curriculum essentials to become proficient in the language.

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Videos/ Blogs

Blog:

Language Curriculum

One of the choices I have to make as the homeschool parent is to decide how my child is going to learn a subject. Many times as parent we become the motivating force behind our child’s learning. Therefore, the curriculum we choose is vital for our child’s learning...

Homeschool,  Language Requirements and Curriculum

Is your child in middle or high school and ready to tackle her or his language credits? As a Spanish certified teacher and homeschool mother I will say the following: The earlier a student starts learning the language the easier will be to acquire the language skills he/she needs to learn it.

Video Series: Grammar and Vocabulary

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