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Fall Online Live Spanish Classes 2023 Registration & Payment Setup​

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*Important Reminders for Fall Online Live Spanish Classes 2023*

Age Ranges: These are flexible as we often have siblings joining in the same groups and it always works out great, but here are the basic age ranges per group: Younger= ~4-9. Older= ~10+. Mid= somewhere in between! 

Calendar: Fall Online Live Spanish Classes will begin September 6th. No classes on Nov. 22 & 23, Dec. 22-31. Classes for January 1 & 2 (New Year’s) and 15 & 16 (MLK Jr. Day) will be pre-recorded for students to do on their own time to enjoy these holidays with family. This comes out to 2 out of 36 classes per semester being self-paced to respect those holidays. Fall semester classes will finish on January 19th. The spring semester will begin the following week and may also include 1-2 self-paced classes, dates TBA. 

Classes are 30 minutes each, twice per week over two 18-week semesters. Families are required to commit to at least one full semester of payment plans. Once classes begin, your spot cannot be given to anyone else. This means that your payment information is locked into the system and auto-charged until you have paid off a full semester.

Cost: See price table below. You will not be charged anything until the week before classes begin. Remember that these are PAYMENT PLANS. Upon registration, you are committed to paying off the full semester price. If you need to back out before classes start, do so as early in the summer as possible. You will only be removed from the payment obligation if your spot(s) can be replaced by another family. Once classes start, there will be no refunds nor payment plan forgiveness. 

Location: All classes take place over Zoom. If you ever miss a class, we use a third-party service that uploads the Zoom recording of every class to a Google Drive folder that you will have easy access to. We keep the class recordings available to everyone for at least two weeks afterwards for your child to watch in order to catch up. There are rare occasions where this service fails and it is out of our control, so the best plan is to attend every live class that you are able to! You will receive the class Zoom link one week before classes begin.

Materials: There are no additional materials required for classes beyond normal school supplies and free printouts that I make easily available to you. 

Registration Deadline: On May 25th, we will make registration public beyond our email list and social media followers. Once that happens, most groups that are not already full will fill up very quickly and any unregistered families will be moved to a waitlist. It is HIGHLY recommended that you register your children before registration goes public!

One Student Two Students Three Students Four Students
$15 per week, $67.50 per month or $270 per semester $25 per week, $112.50 per month or $450 per semester $35 per week, $157.50 per month or $630 per semester $45 per week, $202.50 per month or $810 per semester

Why Expedition Spanish? Our classes vs. other programs

Expedition Spanish

Small Group Homeschool Spanish & After-School Spanish Classes
  • Differentiation and personalization for each student
  • Conversation practice with teacher feedback
  • Full immersion activities every class
  • Vocabulary & activity printouts at no extra cost
  • Cultural learning in every lesson
  • Movement and games to keep learning fun and engaging
  • Interactive virtual extra practices included at no extra cost
  • Age-appropriate curriculums for students 4-18 years
  • Possibility for future travel opportunities

Other programs

Online Homeschool Spanish
  • May have a different teacher each meeting
  • Many use old school methods of grammar & vocab memorization
  • Movement is often rare
  • Usually low-tech games
  • Printouts and extra practices often cost extra
  • Usually not much time spent learning culture
  • Often the same curriculum taught no matter the student age
  • Often a lack of continuity from year to year

Spanish is a long and difficult journey! There is no getting around that. The only way to mold students into future proficient Spanish speakers is to keep them engaged so that they want to stick with Spanish for many years to come! Learning must be fun and natural! If children are not engaged, what is the point in trying to teach them? Every live class begins with an exciting cultural mini-lesson to set the stage and keep children motivated and excited for their own future Spanish-speaking adventures! From there we move into games, fun books, challenges and movement led by teachers who are passionate and skilled in making education FUN!  Our curriculum emphasizes natural learning so that children can build their Spanish skills the same way that they learned English. This is the only way to true fluency!

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Beginner (first year)

  • The first half of this year is spent helping students build up a solid foundation of the basics.
  • With those basics, we start to dive into more and more immersion challenges, using repetition, visual cues and acting to build strong connections to the most common and important words and phrases in any language! Grammar is learned totally naturally through lots and lots of repetition.

Upper beginner (second year)

  • Deeper immersion through games, books and listening and speaking challenges to continue building those connections. 
  • Beginning to learn more complicated grammar, like how to understand and speak about the past in Spanish and use more complex verbs. We occasionally break into ‘grammar mini-lessons’ here to help our more analytical learners, but then it is back to immersion and repetition for a more natural language acquisition experience.

Intermediate (third year)

  • Continuation of last year, focusing on the most difficult of Spanish concepts with a similar philosophy of grammar mini-lessons as introductions followed by instruction for natural acquisition through repetition and immersion. Students are at a point now where we can have more detailed conversations, begin debating in Spanish, watch and listen to very challenging authentic resources and more.

Year Four and beyond

  • 100% immersion. Games, conversations and authentic cultural resources reach the advanced level.
  • As the program grows, we hope to be able to offer virtual international language exchange programs.
  • Travel opportunities are also a future possibility for older students or students with their families if desired. 

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Classes meet twice per week for 30-minutes each session. Each school year begins after labor day and ends before memorial day (whenever possible) and is comprised of two 18-week semesters.

There are a few holiday breaks around Thanksgiving and Christmas along with a spring break, usually in early April. Besides that, families can choose to go on vacation or take breaks when they need to and are encouraged to watch the recordings of any classes that they miss. 

$20/week for the first student, $15/week for each additional sibling. Cancellation is on a per-semester basis, meaning that upon registration, you are committing to at least one semester of classes. 

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All live classes happen over Zoom. If you miss a class, you will have access to a private folder with all of the class recordings of the last two weeks that you can watch on your own time.

All class materials are provided free of charge in the form of printable materials. 

Instead of homework, we provide weekly extra practices. Sometimes these are a quick quiz game or two to review the past week’s learning and other times they are more involved, like fun Spanish video projects or reading assignments. They are always optional, but very highly recommended and extremely beneficial.

Virtual background cultural mini-lesson: we learn about amazing places, interesting animals and unique foods in the Spanish speaking world.

Spanish games: guess who, tic tac toe, charades, simon says, speed challenges, and many others!

Lots of movement: Acting out, movement games, short breathing exercises and quick brain breaks! drawing and coloring immersion challenges!

Immersion challenges: listening, speaking, drawing, acting, story-telling and much, much more! The level of immersion builds every semester!

Vocabulary with pronunciation feedback: Practice repeating new vocabulary with feedback on pronunciation, and then putting it into action through books, speaking challenges and other immersion activities!

Spanish conversation practice: Practicing asking and answering common Spanish questions together, putting the new vocabulary and verb usage into action!

Reading: We love creating fun, interactive Spanish books and stories! Students spend lots of time enjoying short stories and challenging themselves through our creative reading comprehension activities!

Grammar mini-lessons: we prioritize learning naturally, but some grammar topics in Spanish just need a little bit of time and discussion! We make these min-lessons as efficient and fun as possible!

Much more! The only real way to see what all the hype around our program is about is to sign up! What are you waiting for? 😁

Yes! One of the many reasons that homeschool families love our program is because of the great social atmosphere as well and students really feel like their Spanish class peers are friends. As their Spanish-speaking skills develop, they get more and more chances to interact and get to know each other in Spanish. We also recognize the importance of building relationships with students, so whenever there are a few minutes left at the end of class, students can break into English to tell each other about their weekends, introduce their pets, etc.

Our average group sizes are 8-12 students. In rare occasions,  14 is the max that any group will have and this will only happen if a family has to change class times at the last minute and no other families can trade with them. We have found these numbers are perfect for creating a social atmosphere, being able to play lots of team games and still being manageable in a Zoom classroom format. These numbers also give everyone plenty of opportunities to speak and ask questions whenever they want.

No. This is not at all a passive class for students. Students are directly involved in every single activity. They can raise their hand to ask a question at any time and will get Spanish speaking opportunities every class. We do lots of games and movement breaks as well. Even during listening and immersion activities, there is always an active role for students, such as acting, showing different hand gestures or a certain number of fingers based on prompts, etc. Our classes are all about making Spanish as fun as possible to keep children excited and engaged for many years to come!

No parent involvement is required at all, but you are more than welcome to hang out during class and join in on the fun! For very young children, like 4 and 5-year-olds, depending on how they are doing in class, we may reach out via email and ask that you check in on your child once or twice during the zoom call, but this is rarely necessary.

 

We do not assign homework, but each week includes extra practices. These are optional, but highly recommended. For some weeks, these are as simple as playing a couple interactive online quiz games to practice new vocabulary, while others are more involved, like making video recordings to practice Spanish skills. Students at higher levels eventually get into more reading and writing on their own, but any extra practices for younger kids include audio recordings and videos so that they can easily listen and follow along.

The live classes include:

  • Fun socializing opportunities in Spanish!
  • Differentiation and personalization for each student
  • Conversation practice with teacher feedback
  • Full immersion activities every class to boost input and confidence
  • Vocabulary printouts for extra practice
  • Cultural learning in every lesson to excite children about learning Spanish
  • Movement and games to keep learning fun and engaging
  • Weekly extra practice assignments

Age ranges are flexible, and we often have siblings joining in the same groups and it always works out great, but we split students into younger, middle and older age ranges, similar to elementary, middle and high school ranges. For specific age ranges, take a look at each specific group’s age range under our current class openings.

Our students are mostly exposed to Latin American Spanish, since kids in the US are more likely to make amigos from Latin America, and Latin American Spanish is extremely versatile!

To make sure that students have an ear for ALL Spanish dialects, we include lots of listening immersion challenges throughout the program, featuring Spanish speakers from every Spanish-speaking country in the world! We also raise awareness in class about different varieties by explaining how the pronunciation of certain words would change in different Spanish speaking countries, or even by mentioning how certain pieces of vocabulary we’ve learned may be called something different in different countries.

All classes are recorded, and the class recording videos can be found in a shared location that you will have access to! So any time a student misses class, they can watch that recording later.

 


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