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Parent Resources for Live Classes

Quick links:

Zoom link for all live classes ’22-23*:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83843056205

Meeting ID: 838 4305 6205

*Make sure that you change the zoom profile name to your child’s name or else you will not be let in for safety reasons. Choosing the option to allow me to unmute your children will also make classes go smoother.

Semester calendar:

Fall Online Live Spanish Classes will begin September 7th. No classes on Nov. 23 & 24, Dec. 23-Jan. 1. Classes finish on January 19th. The spring semester will begin the following week and continue for 18 week straight. If your children miss classes, they can always watch the class recording (link below).

Classes are 30 minutes each, twice per week over two 18-week semesters. Families are required to commit to at least one semester because 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.

Link to missed class recordings ’22-23:

Recordings of each class will be available for two weeks inside this Google Drive folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17hCwdweg9nj2vn4ByGcD3VFpT_Q1OdU7?usp=sharing

Finding the correct class recording is a little confusing. How to find your child’s class recording: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UIz06jCQbMzdsFK3Olfob-q9T2QS6vCc_ZG5JjFLuFw/edit?usp=sharing

Link to included self-paced video classes for extra practice:

I include my self-paced video course for free for extra practice with your live class payments! To access those lessons, you’ll need to log in with the same account that you created for payments here: https://expeditionspanish.com/lessons

Supplies and Learning Environment:

Learning Environment– please have each device set up in an area without distractions. Please make sure that they have room to stand up and move (enough room to play charades or do jumping jacks).
 
Supplies– Blank paper, pencils, some type of colors (crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.), glue & scissors (if age-appropriate). Headphones are optional but can be very helpful for focusing.

Printing:

If there are new printables for the upcoming week, I will email them to you over the weekend before and also upload them to this Google Drive folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JorGRmSJP98G5_kdIHXNz9r6UJ5RZq7B
Please help your children keep track of the printables as we will often use them to review and build upon throughout the semester and school year. Keeping a Spanish binder would be a great idea! If you misplace any printable, you can find them in the link above! 

How can I best support my children with their Spanish-learning?

 
  1. Make sure that your children attend as many classes as possible and arrive to class on time.
  2. Help your child get familiar with basic Zoom functions like mute and unmute. 
  3.  Let them know that language-learning is hard and that is okay! Learning a language is not easy! It is okay for your children to feel challenged and even frustrated at times while learning Spanish.
  4. If your child is struggling to focus, encourage them to take a quick ten-second movement break! Count to diez while doing jumping jacks! 
  5. Although it can be tempting, try your best to refrain from helping your children during class with Spanish answers. Many parents make the mistake of occasionally feeding their children answers during live classes. While this is a totally natural instinct, it slowly teaches your child that instead of learning how to answer for themselves the next time, they can just look to a parent or sibling. This can be very harmful to your child’s language acquisition abilities and will take some time to undo once the habit is formed. Instead, when I ask students a question in Spanish, I give them a moment to try to dig into their memory to answer for themselves. If I see that they are struggling to do so, I will intervene by having them repeat part or all of the answer after me. This will help to form the habit that they know they can always give their best shot and then look to their teacher for help if necessary. Learning to speak with a Spanish accent is also extremely important, so repeating after me is essential for students. Again, language learning is hard and that is okay! 
  6. Try out the self-paced video lessons (link above) outside of class if your child needs extra practice with a certain topic.
  7. If you miss a class, make sure to watch the recording (link to shared Drive folder above).
  8. Never hesitate to reach out to me with questions or feedback! I am so determined to see everyone’s children succeed. Let me know if there’s something that may help your child, or ask me if you want ideas for extra practice! Email nate@expeditionspanish.com any time! I try to be extremely responsive. 

Payment and Membership Support Links

Membership Account Page– View invoices, manage your payment plan and change your password here: https://expeditionspanish.com/membership-account/

Membership Billing Page- Update Your Payment Info Here: https://expeditionspanish.com/membership-account/membership-billing/

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