Join SEPA Online to learn conversation skills in
Spanish through culture!
WHAT IS SEPA ONLINE?
SEPA Online is a program that provides an opportunity for students in Kindergarten to 5th grade to build a foundation in the Spanish language and an understanding of cultural diversity.
Classes begin in September 2021
How is a regular class at SEPA online?
Students are accompanied by a "travel guide" in each class as they learn about different Latin American countries. Explore the wonder of language and culture with our amazing friends: Faustina, El Mariachi, El Cóndor, Ekeko, El Coki!
Online classes are geared to the appropriate placement of our students based on their Spanish language abilities and goals. Students are evaluated at the beginning and end of each semester with an interview. The interview provides a functional perspective on the student's Spanish language abilities and helps identify areas of focus. With small class sizes, our instructors tailor their interactions and lessons to the levels of each student.
Students can have fun, interactive experience as first exposure to the Spanish language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story, myth or legend from the Spanish-speaking culture.
These students can recognize general words and expressions related to themselves or their families; they have a minimal understanding but may not speak it.
Maintain and close simple conversations on familiar or personal interest topics. Can repeat back part of what someone has said to confirm mutual understanding. Describe, able to start a basic conversation.
Students can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly.
- Small class sizes of no more than 3 students for an individualized and interactive learning experience
- Lessons tailored to students' level
- 30min classes, twice a week to build consistency and confidence
- Skilled, experienced, and native Spanish-speaking teacher
Parents will get ….
- A monthly newsletter by email with descriptions of the monthly’s activities and themes.
- Weekly learning goals for the students.
- The slides presentation and videos after each class.
- Access to the ISLA Youtube channel to support your Child’s Spanish learning. This summer we upload videos to help our students learn and practice their Spanish.
- Access to the ISLA podcast. Students will listen to Latinamerica stories and myths.
- Access to our Music playlist filled with all the songs they will learn in class.
STEPS TO APPLY
Schedule your appointment
Choose your date
Learn & have fun!
Monday & Wednesday
Tuesday & Thursday
Wednesday & Saturday
Between 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Note: Hours and times may vary by level.
30 Minutes classes
Online classes / Max. 3 Students per class
Yes, this program also applies for dual immersion students. Students find in SEPA a perfect way to practice their speaking and listening skills. Also, they love to learn about other cultures while they do small activities or projects. This is a space where students can discuss a number of topics, give opinions, learn and apply what they have learned at their regular school.
We teach the Spanish language through culture, so children will explore different Latin American countries, while learning about traditions, geography, art, and stories from those countries.
We use TPR, Total Physical Response. We use the natural approach by reading children’s Spanish literature and learning about Latinamerican culture; being consistent with routine and structure.
Classes are enriched by activities including songs, games, arts & crafts, story telling, science experiments and activities that require movement.
Classes are held through the Zoom platform. Duration of 30 minutes, twice a week.
Classes are twice a week after school hours for 30 minutes each. The program is 10 months long and is made up of two semesters. September-January and February-June.
Yes, you will need to download Zoom.
This program is designed for children with any Spanish language ability, regardless of whether they have had exposure to Spanish before. The interview allows us to get to know your child and provide a functional perspective on their language level so that they are placed in the appropriate class.
The interview takes about 10 to 15 minutes. We start by having a brief conversation, asking personal questions in Spanish to the student to know their Spanish speaking background. The questions we ask depend on the student's background, so we can ask the student a few other things to do, read a short paragraph, describe a picture or share an experience in Spanish.
After the interview we review the student’s Spanish abilities and place them in the class that’s a best fit for them.
Yes, we offer a 5% discount for siblings.
Classes are 30 minutes long after school hours. Classes usually start with greetings and then continue with quick games, vocabulary review, exploring a country, and hands- on activities. Activities vary and depend on the class and students' needs.
Yes, you can sign your child up for an interview and we will let you know what level they can be placed in.