How to Add Spanish to Your Homeschool Co-Op
Summer is almost over. Do you need inspiring homeschool co-op ideas to make the homeschooling experience fun and enjoyable?
Adding foreign languages to your homeschool classes is usually a priority. I want to show you why it’s better to do it in a co-op than individually and why you should choose Spanish.
Keep reading to find all the know-how on adding Spanish to your homeschool co-op.
What’s a Co-Op?
A homeschool co-op is a support group of homeschooling families meeting regularly to provide their children with better educational options.
Co-op groups can meet anywhere: at homes, parks, community centers, churches, parks, and even online. Parents can be teachers, or the group can outsource classes to someone else.
Need to start from scratch? Check out: The Simple Way to Start a Homeschool Co-Op You Love.
Benefits of Adding Spanish to Your Co-Op
Adding a foreign language to your kids’ subjects is always beneficial. But adding Spanish is one of the best homeschool co-op class ideas. Why?
1. It’s the Second Largest Language Spoken in the U.S.
First, Spanish is the second largest language spoken in the U.S., and knowing it can give your child extra points while applying for a job later on.
2. It’s Easy to Find Resources and Teachers
For the same reason, it’s also easy to practice without leaving the country, and it’s easier to find a local teacher.
3. It’s the Second Most Spoken Language in the World
If that wasn’t enough, it’s the second most spoken language in the world! So, in terms of utility, you cannot argue here.
There are 460 million Spanish speakers and 74 million Spanish students around the world!
4. It’s Easy to Learn
According to FSI, which trains American diplomats, Spanish belongs to “Category I” in terms of difficulty, and you only need 24 weeks to learn it.
5. It’s Popular
You might like: 15 Impressive Reasons To Learn Spanish.
Why Outsourcing Spanish Is a Good Idea
Now, I know some ways to homeschool a foreign language, and you don’t even need to learn a language yourself. There might be some reasons why you might prefer to outsource these classes.
Outsourcing Spanish classes in your homeschool co-op gives you more free time and allows you to rely on professionals to teach the subject they know well. Subject-matter experts know how to help their students reach their highest potential in the class.
Learning a foreign language with a native speaker or a professional who’s passionate about it makes a huge difference in motivating students!
How to Add Spanish to Your Homeschool Co-Op Classes
Here are some easy ways to add Spanish to your homeschool classes without teaching it yourself.
1. Hire a Local Tutor
The fact that Spanish speakers from a big community in the U.S. makes finding a local tutor relatively easy. Maybe even one of the parents of your local homeschool co-op is a Spanish native speaker and can be in charge of the classes?
2. Hire an Online Tutor
You might prefer to hire an online tutor. Maybe it’s easier for your homeschool co-op or because it can be one of the most affordable options.
Online tutors can add a different Spanish dialect and show your students the diversity of Spanish-speaking countries. You might need to spend some time interviewing and choosing the right tutor. Also, be ready to try a few before finding one that suits your co-op needs.
Remember that online tutors don’t always want to give group lessons, so always ask first.
These are some companies where you might find an online Spanish tutor:
3. Outsource Spanish Classes to an Online School
It’s also a good idea to look for an online academy that can provide Spanish group classes. With an academy, you get a certified curriculum, flexible scheduling, and probably even a support team.
There are some interesting options on the market to consider.
Here are a couple:
Homeschool Spanish Academy provides Spanish groups Spanish classes to homeschool students, who can earn high-school credits. We have a great team of professional, native teachers from Guatemala who’ve been teaching students for over 11 years. Our programs are student-tailored and ensure K-12 students speak Spanish from day 1!
You can try a free trial class with us. (No credit card required!) ➡️
Expedition Spanish offers small groups (up to 4 students) in Spanish classes. You can pay for these classes every week, month, or beginning of each semester. They offer mini-lessons, full immersion activities, and games to keep students engaged. The lessons are for kids ages 4 to 18.
You might like: Top Cost-Effective Spanish Class Options for Kids
Ready to Add Spanish to Your Homeschool Co-Op?
I’m sure that now you already know why adding Spanish is one of the best homeschool co-op class ideas for the coming school year.
If you still have questions or doubts, don’t hesitate to contact the HSA Care Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for tailored information and prices or discounts related to our individual and group classes.
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“This is the best way for your kid to learn Spanish. It’s one-on-one, taught by native Spanish speakers, and uses a curriculum.”
– Sharon K, Parent of 3
“It’s a great way to learn Spanish, from native Spanish speakers in a 1-on-1 environment. It’s been fairly easy to schedule classes around my daughter’s other classes. The best value for us has been ordering multiple classes at a time. All the instructors have been great!”
– Cindy D, Parent of 3
“HSA offers very affordable, quality, one on one classes with a native speaker. My son has greatly benefited from taking classes. We have seen his confidence increase as well as his pronunciation improve, because he learns from a native Spanish speaker. HSA has quick, personal customer service. Our family has been very pleased with our experience so far!”
– Erica P. Parent of 1
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