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I help English speaking homeschool parents and bilingual parents
educate bilingual children.
Yes, parents, your children can be bilingual. Learn and understand the beauty of the Hispanic culture and have the language skills needed for their future career.
Students are saying
“The first time I am learning and speaking!” “I like 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, but I am glad we can adapt your course and end frustration.”
Help your child learn Spanish better, become bilingual with support from a Certified-Native Spanish Teacher
I am Sra. (Mrs.) Morato, I am a passionate Spanish instructor, homeschool mom, and curriculum designer. I started my company with ONE idea: Help English speaking parents like YOU educate bilingual children. Personally, 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 opportunity to teach for 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. I know how important it is to find subject experts because the last thing we want is to hold our children back.
I integrate technology into my teaching, I received my master’s from George Mason University with a concentration in Online Learning and Curriculum and Instruction. I have been able to teach students from all over the world: Virginia, Texas, Idaho, Oregon, Tennessee, Alaska, California, South Korea, and Germany; including homeschool co-ops.
I believe that languages are people. Learning Spanish goes beyond the subject and skills. This is why I offer online speaking K-12th curriculum to help families take their Spanish learning beyond their homeschool years. Some of my students have continued studying Spanish successfully at Northern Virginia Community College, UVA, Virginia Tech, Regent University, Willian & Mary, Virginia Wesleyan University, and more!
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.
Elementary SPEAKING Curriculum for the Entire Family
The entire family can start speaking Spanish from lesson ONE. The planning all lessons done for you: speaking, geography, cultural lessons, reading-phonetics, read-aloud. Plus, learning materials, so your family can focus on learning and speaking.
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Elementary speaking curriculum WITH Weekly Interactive-Speaking Group Classes
For the upper elementary student (4th-6th) (20202-2021 School Year)
This program is a two-year student learning experience. The speaking curriculum is combined with weekly speaking-interactive classes so students can accelerate their speaking skills. Throughout the two years, students move from repeating, describing to explaining in Spanish. Parents have access to the complete step by step speaking curriculum PLUS the weekly classes. 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 SUMMER Course With Weekly Conversational Classes
For Middle and High School Students (2020 School Year)
This is a foundation-level Spanish course for middle, junior high, high school students. Students will develop their receptive and productive skills to a Novice-low/Mid-level —eleven weeks, six modules, twice a week, highly interactive-speaking classes.
I would recommend doing Spanish 1 with Sra. Morato because she makes learning Spanish a fun and easy process. The short but very effective weekly videos make it easy to focus and have fun while learning Spanish. The live conversational classes help with working on pronunciation practice. Sra. Morato breaks things up enough that is easy to understand but still challenging enough that you are learning. This year in Spanish one with Sra. Morato has been a great experience, and I have definitely learned a lot. I am very excited to continue with Sra. Morato for Spanish 2. – KadySpanish Student
Spanish 1 Foundation Course With Weekly Conversational Classes (1 credit)
For Middle and High School Students- 2020-2021 School Year
This online course is the foundation level. It is designed to move students’ communication skills from Novice low-Novice Mid-High level. Students start the course in the repeating stage but then move to the describing stage. They master the present tense, foundational rules such as gender and number rules, essential vocabulary, and grammar. Each module uses essential skills; listening, reading, writing, speaking, and interactive to help students produce Spanish fluency and communication skills. Students are introduced to the Hispanic culture, geography, and language.
“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!”
Spanish 1 Foundation Self-Paced & Independent Study Course (1 credit)
For Middle and High School Students
This an online course is the foundation level. It is designed to move students’ communication skills from Novice low-Novice Mid-High level. Students start the course in the repeating stage but then move to the describing stage. They master the present tense, foundational rules such as gender and number rules, essential vocabulary, and grammar. Each module uses essential skills; listening, reading, writing, speaking, and interactive to help students produce Spanish fluency and communication skills. Students are introduced to the Hispanic culture, geography, and language. This is an independent course with teacher support.
“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
Spanish 2 Course Beyond Foundation With Weekly speaking classes (1 credit)
For middle and High School Students- 2020-2021 School Year
The online course builds upon Spanish 1 skills. It is designed to move students’ communication skills from Novice-Mid to novice High level. They keep mastering the present tense, and they are introduced to past and command tenses. Each module uses essential skills; listening, reading, writing, speaking, and interacting to help students produce Spanish fluency and communication skills. The expansion of cultural awareness continues throughout the course to help students develop a passion for Hispanic culture, geography, and language.
“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
Spanish 2 Beyond Foundation Independent & Self-Study Course (1 credit)
For middle and High School Students
The course builds upon Spanish 1 skills. It is designed to move students’ communication skills from Novice-Mid to novice High level. They keep mastering the present tense, and they are introduced to past and command tenses. Each module uses essential skills; listening, reading, writing, speaking, and interacting to help students produce Spanish fluency and communication skills. The expansion of cultural awareness continues throughout the course to help students develop a passion for Hispanic culture, geography, and language. This is a self-study course with teacher support.
“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
Online Spanish 3 With Focus on Communication and Culture (1 credit)
For High School Students- 2020-2021 School Year
The online course builds upon Spanish 1 and 2 skills. It is designed to move students’ communication skills from Novice-High-Intermediate to intermediate low-high level. The course aims to help students go from “creator proficiency stage to explainer stage”. All tenses are reviewed, such as the present, past, commands, and present subjunctive. New and advanced tenses are introduced, such as perfect tenses, future, conditional and more subjunctive. Students learn how to express more complex and abstract ideas. They dive into the Hispanic culture, explore issues facing the Hispanic world, and develop and apply critical thinking to their communication skills. Students work through research projects and produce written and interactive presentations. In addition, reading and listening are part of weekly practices. If your student did not take Spanish two with Mrs. Morato, please write to me and book an evaluation appointment before enrolling.
“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
“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
“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
“My daughter wants to be a counselor, I want her to have Spanish skills for her future career”
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