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Homeschool Parent, make study time speaking time for your family! 

Your family can speak Spanish.
You can help your children learn Spanish through their homeschool years. The journey never stops, and the opportunities are unlimited.

My goal is to join forces with you. I do the lessons, teaching, and provide a learning community for you and your children so you all can focus on learning and speaking.

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

 

My story:

I, Sra. Morato, I am a passionate Spanish instructor, homeschool mom, and curriculum designer. I started my 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 opportunity to teach for one of the best 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 it 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 into my teaching, and I saw the possibility of being 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 world:  Virginia, Texas, Idaho, Oregon, Tennessee, Alaska, California, South Korea, and Germany; including homeschool co-ops.

My idea is now a full program! I believe students study Spanish to speak, not just to gain knowledge. I think that languages are people, and represent the culture. Learning Spanish goes beyond the subject and skills. My programs help families take their Spanish learning beyond their school years. Families are inspired to continue learning and speaking Spanish beyond their school years. Some of my students have continued studying Spanish successfully at Northern Virginia Community College, UVA, 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.

Online Elementary SPEAKING Curriculum for the Entire Family

The entire family can start speaking Spanish from lesson ONE.  The program introduces Spanish to young minds at an early age. It uses fun and authentic topics. The planning, speaking, geography, cultural lessons, Spanish learning material, ALL done for you,  so your family can focus on learning and speaking. Parents are not alone, the curriculum offers teacher and community support. 

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Online Elementary Program with Weekly Interactive-Speaking Group Classes

For the upper elementary student (4th-6th)  (2019-2020 School Year)

Using a blended learning and immersion approach, students will accelerate their speaking skills. Weekly speaking classes will allow students to speak and interact with other students. It uses fun topics, complete sentences, and phonetic practices, and more!  Also, produce, and present written and interactive-oral learning-based fun projects. The planning, lessons, teaching, worksheets, flashcards are done for YOU, the busy parent. 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. – Kady

Spanish Student

Online Spanish 1 Foundation Course With Weekly Conversational Classes

For Middle and High School Students- 2020-2021 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. This level is the “parrot” proficiency stage. Students will apply vocabulary, grammar, and guided activities to communicate at a beginner level. After finishing the course, students will be ready to move to a higher level. After taking the course, students will be confidently speaking Spanish at a beginner’s level. Weekly speaking classes will accelerate the students’ speaking and pronunciation skills. As a result, the student will gain confidence, and the mindset needed to be bilingual. 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 middle, junior high, high school students. Students will develop their receptive and productive skills to a Novice-low/Mid-level. This level is the “parrot” proficiency stage. Students will apply vocabulary,  grammar, and guided activities to communicate at a beginner level. After finishing the course, students will be ready to move to a higher level.  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- 2020-2021 School Year

This course is for middle and high school students. It keeps building and develop a student’s receptive and productive skills. Students can move to a Novice-Mid/High level. New tenses such as past, commands, and subjunctive are studied. They are encouraged to expand listening, reading, writing, presentational, and interactive speaking skills. The course includes culture exploration. It aims to help students become confident and move beyond the beginner’s level. It prepares the student for college-level studies. Speaking classes accelerate students’ communication skills through project-based learning assessments, and writing prompts. 

“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 for middle and high school students. It keeps building and develop a student’s receptive and productive skills. Students can move to a Novice-Mid/High level. New tenses such as past, commands, and subjunctive are studied. They are encouraged to expand listening, reading, writing prompts, presentational, and interactive speaking skills. The course includes culture exploration. It aims to help students become confident and move beyond the beginner’s level. 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. It prepares 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- 2020-2021 School Year 

The course teaches students to move up in their Spanish proficiency level. (Novice-High-Intermediate-low level or intermediate-high) The course builds upon Spanish 1 and 2 content. Students not only use describing skills in Spanish, but they also start explaining. All tenses are reviewed. Advanced tenses such as perfect tenses, future, conditional, and more subjunctive are introduced. Learning also happens through research projects, written communication prompts, authentic cultural projects. Plus, interactive presentations and assessments. Live classes are interactive speaking classes. The course aims to prepare students for college-level studies.

“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 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


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


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