Open to: Grades 2 - 6
Prerequisites: Qualifying verbal or math score, and successful completion of Spanish for Elementary School Students, Basic, Part II or placement test
Course Length: 12 weeks (Fall, Winter, Early Summer, Mid-Summer)
Course Code: SPL3
The Spanish for Elementary School Students, Basic, Part III course is designed for 2nd to 6th grade students who have prior knowledge and experiences with the language or culture. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of all materials provided to them in hopes of aiding their learning and retention of the new language. Practice, practice, practice—practicing is the key to learning any new language.
In Part III of the Spanish for Elementary Students course, students will:
Online courses are held twice per week. Students interact with the instructors and other students using Internet-based software. The required textbooks for this course must be purchased separately by the student.
Interactive virtual online sessions are held in the evenings (both EST and PST). A school's need to hold daytime sessions for its students will be honored whenever possible.
Separate conversations between each student and the instructor or teaching assistant are arranged individually.
The following textbooks must be purchased for this course:
Mini-lecturas for ¡Cuéntame! Student Reader by Carol Gaab & Teri Abelaira
¡Cuéntame! Student Text by Christine Anderson & Valeri Marsh
Complete Spanish Grammar – Practice Makes Perfect by McGraw Hill publisher
Students will also need a headset with microphone.
Review and assessment
Review and assessment
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.
Most course lectures may be viewed on mobile devices, but in some cases assignments and quizzes must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer.
“I enjoy the course very much. The individual attention during class makes it a very enjoyable hour, and the friendliness and relaxed atmosphere make class something to look forward to each week. I can’t wait to continue with the next level!”
"My son's foreign language instructor has had the challenging task of forging bonds with her students without being face-to-face with them in a classroom on a daily basis, while teaching them a language quite different from their native tongue. She has inspired our son with her enthusiasm, her expertise, and her extraordinary conscientiousness, kindness, tolerance, and patience. I have rarely had the pleasure and honor of being the parent of a student with a teacher who goes so far above and beyond."
"I really like this course, and I love the way the teacher teaches it. Her style of teaching makes it easier and more fun to participate."