Join Spanish Online to learn conversational skills in
Spanish through culture!
WHAT IS SPANISH ONLINE?
Spanish Online is a program that provides an opportunity for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade to build a foundation in the Spanish language and an understanding of cultural diversity.
Classes for Fall 2022 Begin September 6, 2022
WHAT DOES A REGULAR CLASS LOOK LIKE?
Students are accompanied by a "travel guide" in each class as they learn about different Latin American countries. Explore the wonders of language and culture with our amazing friends: Faustina, El Mariachi, El Cóndor, Ekeko, and El Coki!
Online classes are geared to the appropriate placement of our students based on their Spanish language abilities and goals. New students are evaluated with an online interview after enrollment for their level placement. The interview lasts less than 10 minutes and 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 have fun and interactive experiences as their first exposure to the Spanish language. Students are able to understand familiar words, phrases and very basic questions concerning themselves and their family when they are supported by gestures or visuals.
BASIC I & II
Students can recognize general words and expressions related to themselves or their families; they have a minimal understanding but may not speak it.
INTERMEDIATE I & II
Students are able to maintain a simple conversation about familiar or personal interest topics. They can repeat part of what someone has said to confirm mutual understanding.
Students can express themselves 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 of Spanish.
- 30 minute classes, twice a week to build consistency and confidence.
- Skilled, experienced, and native Spanish-speaking teachers.
Parents will get ….
- Weekly learning goals for students.
- Access to ISLA's YouTube channel to support your child’s Spanish learning.
- Access to ISLA's podcast. Students will listen to Latinamerica stories and myths.
STEPS TO REGISTER
Schedule your interview
Choose your preferred days & times!
Learn & have fun!
Class Schedule Options
Monday & Wednesday
Tuesday & Thursday
Between 4:30PM to 8:00PM (EST. TIME)
Note: Hour and time availability may vary by level and subject to change
Yes, this program also applies for dual-immersion students or students who have had exposure to the Spanish language in the past. Spanish Online provides students a perfect way to practice their speaking and listening skills. They will also enjoy learning about other Latin American cultures while working on 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, therefore, children will explore different Latin American countries by learning about their traditions, culture, geography, art, and stories.
We use Total Physical Response (TPR) as our methodology where we teach through gestures, pictures, movements, etc. We also use the Natural Approach by teaching through spontaneous conversations and reading children’s Spanish literature. We create a routine and a consistent 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 during after school hours, 4:30PM-8PM, for 30 minutes each session. The program is 9 months long, September- May, and is made up of two semesters. September-December and January-May.
Yes, you will need to download Zoom.
If your child is new to the program, they are required to take an interview after enrolling. This program is designed for children with any Spanish language ability, regardless of whether they have had exposure to the Spanish language 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 lasts about 10 to 15 minutes. We start by having a brief conversation, asking personal questions in Spanish in order to know their Spanish speaking background. The questions we ask depend on the student's background and knowledge. We may ask the student to do a few other things such as, 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 best fits them.
Yes, we offer a 15% discount for siblings.
Based on availability, classes take place on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Classes usually start with greetings and then continue with quick games, vocabulary review, exploring a country, and/or hands- on activities. Activities vary and depend on the class and students' needs.
Yes, you can register your child if they will be in kindergarten by the time the program begins. After their interview, we will let you know what level they will be placed in.