The Best Homeschool Spanish Curriculum at HSA
Are you looking for the best online Spanish program or homeschool Spanish curriculum in the market right now?
If your answer is yes, keep reading to learn every curriculum option we have available for you at Homeschool Spanish Academy (HSA)!
Our programs have been voted “Best Overall Online Spanish Classes for Kids in 2022” and this guide will show you all the details of what we offer.
In order to give you the most in-depth insider’s view, I interviewed Rosa Menchu, our Production Manager at HSA, who has worked with us for over 10 years, and who best understands our teachers and curriculum.
What Are the Curriculum Options at Homeschool Spanish Academy?
We offer 6 curriculum options aligned with the educational system in the United States. Click any programs you’re interested in to jump to the section with more details:
Besides those programs that we’ll explore in detail in a minute, we also offer the option of working a “Free Style” type of program adapted to the needs and requirements of our customers.
There’s also a Summer Program for students interested in improving their Spanish conversation skills while they learn more about the world and its different cultures.
What Can You Expect With Each Option?
Each program adapts to your student’s level of comprehension and learning speed. In line with this, classes provide an “English support” option where the teacher will reinforce concepts in English—or avoid using English altogether, depending on your preference.
In fact, you can choose on a scale of 1 to 10 how much English you want involved in your child’s Spanish lessons!
What more can you expect?
Tests and Exams
The quizzes and exams are applied during the session with the student, while the teacher shares the screen and registers everything in a PDF file.
Materials and Resources
All the materials used are digital, the lessons come in a PDF file, and there are PowerPoint presentations, reading links, as well as online games to make the class more attractive for the students.
Adaptable Teaching Methods
HSA teachers have been trained to use a variety of teaching methods in order to adapt to the specific characteristics of every student or group.
6 Online Spanish Programs and Homeschool Curriculum
Let’s now take a closer look at each of the 6 programs aligned with the States system. Both the Free Style program and the Summer program are flexible and unique in their own way (for more information about these 2 program options please get in touch with our customer support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The preschool program is divided into four sub-levels 1A, 1B, 2A, and 2B, and it’s suggested for children aged 5 and 6. The curriculum focuses on building a solid Spanish foundation through the study of colors, objects, greetings, numbers, and basic conversational phrases.
The classes have a duration of 25 minutes and our curriculum experts highly recommend your student take 2 sessions per week.
If that’s not your preference, we also provide 1-session or 3-session per week courses.
While the lessons are individual, there’s an option to have paired sessions too if you’d rather have both of your kids taking a class at the same time.
Preschool Program Goals: to learn the Spanish phonetics and introduce the students to basic Spanish vocabulary and common expressions.
The elementary program is designed for students aged 6 to 10 and is centered around developing the Spanish speaking skills of every student. The materials are age appropriate for this level, consisting of more pictures than text.
As with the preschool program, classes have a length of 25 minutes and it’s recommended to take 2 lessons per week. The elementary program is aimed at students who want to achieve Spanish speaking and listening fluency.
Elementary Program Goals: students will learn the phonetics of the Spanish language, increase their vocabulary, ask questions, as well as correctly use adjectives, regular and irregular verbs.
The middle school program is for students between 10 and 13 years old. It focuses on expanding vocabulary and applying the students’ Spanish knowledge through conversations. At this level, the students will learn to form sentences in all tenses and will be able to understand, read, write, and speak Spanish.
At this level, the session length is of 50 minutes and if the recommended frequency of 2 lessons per week is followed, the student finishes each one of the program six sub-levels in 14 classes, with 3 quizzes, and 4 exams included.
Middle School Program Goals: the students will become familiar with regular, irregular, and intransitive verbs, nouns and articles, possessive pronouns, prepositions, and idiomatic phrases. According to Rosa, “successful completion of this course will allow students to understand and utilize the nuanced usage components of the Spanish language in speech, writing, and reading.”
The high school program has been designed for students from 13 to 18 years of age. It’s a more rigorous curriculum than what you can find in any public high school and it’s focused on applying the students’ Spanish knowledge through conversation.
The high school program “satisfies the high school foreign language requirement for college admissions” and allows you to earn a high school foreign language credit. Following the recommended frequency of 2 classes per week, students complete each one of the eight sub-levels of the program in 14 lessons, 3 quizzes, and 4 exams.
High School Program Goals: at the completion of this program students will achieve Spanish speaking and listening fluency. They will master complex Spanish tenses such as the future perfect, the formal imperative, and the imperfect subjunctive, as well as the direct and indirect style, and will master the Spanish accents, among many other topics.
HSA’s adults program is for students ages 19 and older. The curriculum is tailored to the student’s needs and adapted to their level. This program can also be adapted to the specific industry of students (medicine, accounting, etc.) in order to help them advance in their careers faster.
The adult Spanish program allows for the rescheduling or cancellation of a lesson if the student needs it and offers a lot of flexibility in the scheduling of recurring sessions.
Adults Program Goals: due to its flexibility, the goals of this program are the goals of the student who requires it. We can adapt it to help you prepare for a trip, learn useful vocabulary for your industry, or improve your conversation skills.
Homeschool Spanish Academy also offers its services to public, private, hybrid, or online charter schools across the US which may need Spanish support or want to completely delegate the Spanish language courses to them.
Depending on the needs of schools, HSA offers different options of group classes. In one modality, we only provide tutoring sessions. In the second option, we provide curricula plus the teachers. Finally, in the third type of arrangement, we can provide curricula plus the teachers, plus tutor sessions.
Schools Program Goals: in this case, the goals are determined by the needs and wishes of the schools hiring the services of HSA. The only goal here is to satisfy the goals and objectives of the schools.
Choose the Best Program for Your Children and They Can Start Speaking Spanish Today!
As you can see, Homeschool Spanish Academy is one of the best options in the Spanish learning market that offers a wide array of curriculum options. Choose the right program for your child and give them the gift of bilingualism.
HSA has been teaching Spanish for over 10 years, they teach over 40,000 classes a month, and parents rate their experience with them 5 stars out of 5. Sign up today for a free trial class with one of their certified, native Spanish speaking teachers from Guatemala. They teach over 24,000 actively enrolled students every month, offer flexible scheduling, and tailored Spanish programs.
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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