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Homeschool Parent!

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So, you’d decided Spanish is the language your family will learn? But You are not sure where to start, what to teach and what curriculum to use!
Si es posible! It is possible to homeschool your family and for them to learn to speak Spanish too.

Help your child learn Spanish better, become bilingual with support from a Certified-Native Spanish Teacher

 

The Story behind our programs:

I, Sra. Morato, I am a passionate Spanish instructor, homeschool mom, and curriculum designer. I started the company with ONE idea: Help parents like YOU educate bilingual children. Personally, just like many of my students, I had to learn a second language when I was a young adult. I understand the fear and the insecurities of speaking a second language

For the last 20 years, I have been teaching hundreds of students to learn Spanish better and to speak the language. I had the amazing opportunity to teach 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. I saw the need to help homeschool parents navigate the foreign language aspect of homeschooling. As a homeschool mother myself, I know how important is to find subject experts. We need help in subjects we are not experts because the last thing we want is to hold our children back.

In 2015, I decided to go back to school and work on my master’s degree. I wanted to take my teaching to the next level because I wanted to help more parents and students. I knew I had to integrate technology in my teaching and I saw the possibility to be able to reach more students using an 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, Alaska, California, and Virginia.I

 

My idea is now a full program! We are now a team! We focus on developing K-12th Spanish educational solutions homeschool parents and homeschoolers.  Every program and course has an immersion approach. We know that students are studying the language to speak not just to gain knowledge. Also, we teach students from the perspective that languages are people, a culture. Therefore, learning Spanish goes beyond the subject and skills. Our vision is to help students take their Spanish learning beyond their school years. We hope they continue learning and speaking Spanish during their college or career years

Introducing my online K-12th programs for the whole family!

Where teaching, learning, and technology meet so your whole family can learn to speak Spanish.

I do the planning, the teaching, and curriculum so your family can do the learning and speaking! 

Online Elementary Program For The Entire Family

The entire family can start speaking Spanish. Using an immersion approach, the program introduces Spanish to young minds at an early age through fun topics and using complete sentences! The planning, lessons, and teaching is done for you. Self-paced and self-study with teacher and community support ALL in one place!

Online Elementary Program with Weekly Interactive-Speaking Group Classes

For the upper elementary student (3rd-6th)  (2019-2020 School Year)

Using a blended learning and immersion approach your child will accelerate his/ her speaking skills. Your child will not only learn and practice Spanish during the week but also will have the opportunity to produce and present written and interactive-oral learning-based fun projects. ONLY 10 spots are available.

“My daughter does the Spanish lessons daily. We are watching cartoons once a week, we play games and have fun! My daughter continues to tell people that Spanish is her favorite Spanish! Thanks to you for the enthusiastic introduction to Spanish.”

A Happy Mom

Online Spanish 1 Foundation Course With Weekly Conversational Classes

For Middle and High School Students- 2019-2020 School Year

This is a foundation-level Spanish course for homeschooled students who are in a middle, junior high or high school students. Students develop their receptive and productive skills to a Novice-low/Mid-level. This level is the “parrot” proficiency stage. Through vocabulary, essential grammar concepts, listening, reading and interactive and presentational speaking skills the student will work on understanding and speaking Spanish at a beginners level. After taking the course, students will be confident learning and speaking Spanish at a beginner’s level and ready to progress to higher levels of language learning. The course aims to prepare the student for college-level studies.

“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

Online Spanish 1 Foundation Self-Paced & Independent Study Course

For Middle and High School Students

This is a foundation-level Spanish course for homeschooled students who are in a middle, junior high or high school students. Students develop their receptive and productive skills to a Novice-low/Mid-level. This level is the “parrot” proficiency stage. Through vocabulary, essential grammar concepts, listening, reading and interactive and presentational speaking skills the student will work on understanding and speaking Spanish at a beginners level. After taking the course, students will be confident learning and speaking Spanish at a beginner’s level and ready to progress to higher levels of language learning. This is an independent- self-study course. Parents and students are encouraged to find consistent opportunities to practice speaking to get the best of this course. The course aims to prepare the student for college-level studies.

“This course has helped my daughter grasp the Spanish language. I love the weekly live lessons where the student puts what he/she has learned into practice through conversations. My daughter looks forward to this once a week live conversational lesson. As a homeschooling mom, it brings me joy seeing my child enjoy her class and speak so highly about her teacher. Sra. Morato teaches in such a way her students desire to want to learn more. She is very patient and full of encouragement. I am glad we went with this course. My daughter is looking forward to taking the next level of Spanish with Sra. Morato next school year. “

Mrs. Dison

Parent

Online Spanish 2 Course Beyond Foundation With Weekly Communication Classes

For middle and High School Students- 2019-2020 School Year

This course is designed for homeschooled students who are in a middle, junior high or high school students. Students develop their receptive and productive skills to a Novice-Mid/High level. This level is the “toddler-survivor” proficiency stage. The course builds upon the Spanish 1 level content and skills. New tenses are introduced such as past, commands, and subjunctive. All skills are used throughout the course: listening, reading, writing, presentational and interactive speaking to promote fluency and proficiency. Culture exploration, comparison, and discussion are studied throughout the course. After taking the course, students will be confident learning,  speaking and writing complete sentences beyond beginner’s level and ready to progress to higher levels of language learning. The course aims to prepare the student for college-level studies.

“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

Parent

Online Spanish 2 Beyond Foundation Independent & Self-Study Course

For middle and High School Students

This course is designed for homeschooled students who are in a middle, junior high or high school students. Students develop their receptive and productive skills to a Novice-Mid/High level. This level is the “toddler-survivor” proficiency stage. The course builds upon the Spanish 1 level content and skills. New tenses are introduced such as past, commands, and subjunctive. All skills are used throughout the course: listening, reading, writing, presentational and interactive speaking to promote fluency and proficiency. Culture exploration, comparison, and discussion are studied throughout the course.  After taking the course, students will be confident learning,  speaking and writing complete sentences beyond beginner’s level and ready to progress to higher levels of language learning. This is an independent- self-study course. Parents and students are encouraged to find consistent opportunities to practice speaking to get the best of this course. The course aims to prepare the student for college-level studies. 

“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

Parent

Online Spanish 3 With Focus on Communication and Culture

For High School Students- 2019-2020 School Year 

Students develop their receptive and productive skills to a Novice-High-Intermediate-low level or intermediate high level if the student is able to narrate a story. This level is the “creator-explainer” proficiency stage. The course builds upon Spanish 1 and 2 content. Previous tenses are reviewed such as present, past, commands and present subjunctives. Students are introduced to advanced tenses such as perfect tenses, future, conditional and more subjunctive. Students learn how to express more complex and abstract ideas. They learn about relevant topics using authentic readings and listening material. Students work through research projects and produce written and interactive presentations. During the course, students are required to use the language every day, interact with the teacher and other students. In addition, reading, watching and listening to authentic Spanish material will be encouraged.

After taking the course, students will be confident learning, speaking and writing complete sentences at an intermediate level. The course aims to prepare students for college-level studies.

“My name is Emily Dison. I’m a sophomore in high school and this is my first year learning Spanish with Sra. Morato. This year has been a wonderful learning experience and has challenged me to keep learning more about the language and culture of Hispanic nations. Sra. Morato is so much fun and truly loves teaching the language and helping her students thrive. My favorite thing about this course is the weekly live conversational classes, without them, I would probably be very lost. I am so glad that my mom decided to enroll me in this course and I know that others will be too if they just give it a try.”

Emily

Student

“I just finished practicing on Zoom for our presentations Thursday.  I just wanted to say thank you for equipping us with the tools we need to do well in this class!! Because of your Spanish class, I have made such a great friend and have the opportunities for practicing Spanish with them even when they are hours away 🙂  We are both feeling better about our presentations.”

Abigail

Spanish 3 Student

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.

“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

Parent


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


My students are saying… 

First time I am actually learning and speaking!”    “I like that your video teachings are short and fun.”   “I was able to order my food in Spanish!”

Parents are saying… 

I am so thankful we found you”    “My teen has learning challenges, I am glad we can adapt your course and end frustration

What to expect the first year of Spanish!

Homeschool Parent! Do you feel in the dark when comes to Spanish for your teen? Is your teen planning to start learning Spanish this coming school year? Let’s talk about Spanish 1 level! What is important in the first year. I will take you inside the journey of my Spanish 1 students. The focus is on middle-high school students. If you cannot make it if you register you can receive a recording of the session.

Mapping out your Child's Spanish language Journey for Elementary Years: The why? What? How?

Learn key principles to plan the why what and how for a Spanish curriculum and elementary years.

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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