Tracing the Beginnings of Homeschool Spanish Academy
Homeschool Spanish Academy started as a dream, and after 12 years, it keeps thriving!
The vision of its founder was not only to create a business for his benefit, but through teaching the language, he wanted people to get closer to Latin American culture and its people.
Learning a new language is fascinating, and the entire team is committed to making this experience unforgettable at Homeschool Spanish Academy.
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The Significance of HSA for Spanish Language Education
Homeschool Spanish Academy is more than an academy for learning Spanish.
Over the years, the program has been updated to keep up with the necessary tools to offer Spanish language education through an online platform.
The possibility that people from all over the world with access to the internet can connect and learn a new language is fascinating!
Especially if they learn with native Spanish speakers; it’s something that globalization and the efforts of the HSA team have achieved.
Learning Spanish can be a complex and overwhelming task. However, the difference is made at HSA with processes and methodologies that put the student as the protagonist.
Experiencing the language in a real format, with an accent from a Spanish-speaking country, and people who have spoken it since birth makes learning meaningful.
The purpose is to give students a bonus. By having a positive educational experience, they’ll learn faster and have the self-confidence to launch themselves into the world of the Spanish language.
Everything is possible! And the high-quality teaching provided to students will truly impact their lives.
But the real question is, how did homeschool Spanish Academy start?
The Story of Homeschool Spanish Academy
HSA was born in a Central American country called Guatemala.
Ron Fortin, the founder and owner of the academy, moved to Antigua, Guatemala, on a mission to work as principal of a school for underprivileged children.
But before starting the journey, he realized that he had to learn Spanish to better communicate with the children and the school’s teaching and administrative team.
This is how he contacted a Spanish tutor who taught him, through Skype, the basics of Spanish with which he could survive in Guatemala.
In his two years in Antigua, Guatemala, he learned the reality of Guatemalan teachers who taught Spanish as a second language.
Most, if not all, teachers focused on teaching Spanish to tourists who visited Antigua, Guatemala, for a few weeks or months.
But as we all know, the tourist influx is generally very changing and diverse, so Spanish teachers constantly change jobs depending on the year’s season to keep a stable income.
This is how Ron thought that by targeting a new market other than tourism could be the solution to have a stable and secure job for Guatemalan teachers living in Antigua, Guatemala.
But what about the clients? The answer: people living in the United States who had access to a computer and Skype and wanted to learn Spanish online.
With that vision in mind, Homeschool Spanish Academy was inaugurated in 2011 and currently has 160 tutors who teach and help students learn Spanish. Our students come from more than 30 countries.
Accessible and Effective Spanish Education
The entire team of Homeschool Spanish Academy, based in Antigua, Guatemala, are native speakers and professionals prepared to give the most authentic learning experience.
Ron envisioned the academy as a space where bridge language and cultural bonds between students and teachers would be built through meaningful relationships and experiences.
And thus fulfilling his great mission of making Spanish learning as effective, efficient, and personable as possible.
Each Spanish teacher is strongly committed to giving homeschooling students all the instruction possible by creating a personalized program for the type of learning they require.
By working in a safe environment, with dignified treatment and multiple job benefits, teachers improve themselves and prepare their lessons with integrity, professionalism, and courage.
In return, the students who take classes at HSA are becoming fluent in Spanish, but more importantly, learning about another culture and broadening their perspectives.
The most significant thing about learning Spanish at HSA is the commitment of each tutor to providing personalized learning.
Programs can be adapted according to what families or students need based on their schedules, location, and methodology.
It’s easy to enjoy everything that Spanish classes online include. Find out how it works here.
Teaching Approach of Homeschool Spanish Academy
The unique curriculum and teaching approach in the HSA program, very different from the traditional classroom setting, will help students progress more quickly.
Students get one-on-one attention during each lesson and eventually get superior results.
They’ll feel encouraged to engage in real Spanish conversations, ask whatever questions they need, review complex topics, and get extra help where needed.
This ensures the student moves towards fluency at a faster rate than the students in a traditional classroom.
Professional tutors at the academy promote an immersive learning environment so students learn and understand Spanish faster.
They’ll receive a dedicated guide on grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and, above all, on traditions and customs in the cultural experiences of Latin America.
If students connect real experiences of Guatemalan, Colombian, Spanish, or Mexican culture with their lessons, they’ll feel closer to them and, therefore, be excited to learn more about these Spanish-speaking countries.
Homeschool Spanish Academy’s effective programs provide a standardized Spanish curriculum specially designed with the student’s age in mind.
Students will learn Spanish language concepts in each class and receive real-time feedback and support material to improve.
The interactive lessons include multimedia, quizzes, exams, online resources, downloadable assignments and material, and more!
All this is to get new skills or reinforce those you already have, such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Homeschooling Families Share Their Testimonials
All of the features and great differentiators that HSA has are backed by the success stories of our students.
We invite you to read the opinions of our users so you know what the experience is like when learning Spanish with the Homeschool Spanish Academy programs.
Parent of 2
I enjoyed seeing the interaction between the teacher and my daughter.
The teacher interacted well, and the session flowed nicely. There were no awkward pauses when transitioning to sharing a screen.
HSA offers a great opportunity to learn from a native Spanish speaker, at a very reasonable price.
Parent of 2
It’s so logistically easy, not having to take my daughter anywhere. And she really likes her teacher.
Plus, to her, it’s a version of screen time, which she doesn’t get a lot of and is always very excited about.
Taking Spanish for personal purpose
My favorite part about the classes is the one-on-one conversation with teacher.
This way of learning is fun because the teacher speaks about easy things that I can participate in.
She gives homework that encourages me to take self responsibility and let’s me learn at my own pace.
Parent of 3
My favorite part has been that the classes have just my kids, so they get personal teaching attention.
HSA offers great personalized attention for your kids to learn Spanish quicker. Also, the teachers are friendly and patient.
Taking Spanish for personal purposes
The comprehensive curriculum means that you learn all of the grammar you need in a structured way, and as the classes progress you also learn plenty of vocabulary and expressions.
Some teachers are more experienced and skilled than others, but they’re all very friendly and helpful.
You can also check some fantastic reviews bloggers have written on their websites. Just like Joanie did on her website Simple Living Mama, the one from Only Passionate Curiosity, and also Spanish with Tati.
Achieve Your Language Goals With HSA!
Everyone in the HSA community can be proud that they’re part of something exciting and global!
From a big-hearted community in Guatemala, we are happy to know that we have impacted countless lives in many ways.
Not only in bringing people closer to new cultures and countries but also in providing them with tools that will give many opportunities for future leaders.
We also don’t want to leave aside our excellent team of instructors who make HSA a place full of joy, emotions, and smiles of satisfaction when seeing students exceed their goals.
So, don’t hesitate to consider HSA to learn Spanish at home!
We received an ACS WASC accreditation for its Spanish language program. In fact, we’re one of the few language academies to achieve this prestigious accreditation.
Also, this means that all preK-12 students who complete the accredited online Spanish classes at HSA will have an advantage when applying to universities.
With our highly skilled and experienced Spanish instructors, you will receive fun and interactive classes online, 100% native Spanish lessons, flexible scheduling, and the opportunity to apply for individual or group classes.
You can sign up for a free trial class with us and let your kids and yourself experience our innovative, human-centered learning classes.
Your bright future is waiting for you. All you have to do is take the next step.
We can’t wait for you to join us!
Join one of the 40,000 classes that we teach each month and you can experience results like these
“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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