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Elementary Spanish and Conversation 1

Renai Ruiz, M.Ed.
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2x-a-week, 12-week semester course using literature and songs.

Class Experience

Beginner Level
  • By the end of class, students will have the tools to greet, talk about themselves, their family, school, hobbies and pastimes within their routines. Students will also be introduced to beginning reading. The following content is integrated in the session topics: Spanish alphabet and pronunciation Introduction to reading Spanish Numbers to 100 Days of the week Months of the year Telling time SESSION TOPICS Session 1 - Intro, part 1 Session 2 - Intro, part 2 Session 3 - Intro, part 3 Session 4 - Intro, part 4 Session 5 - Game review Session 6 - Presentations Session 7 - Cultural Connections Session 8 - Family and home, part 1 Session 9 - Family and home, part 2 Session 10 - Family and home, part 3 Session 11 - Family and home, part 4 Session 12 - Game review Session 13 - Presentations Session 14 - Introduction to school Session 15 - School, part 2 Session 16 - School, part 3 Session 17 - School, part 4 Session 18 - Review and presentations Session 19 - Cultural Connections Session 20 - Sports and hobbies 1 Session 21 - Sports and hobbies 2 Session 22 - Sports and hobbies 3 Session 23 - Game Day Review Session 24 - Final Presentations Some aspects of grammar will be taught as needed to include the present tense forms of the verbs "to be" (ser, estar), "to study," (estudiar), "to go" (ir), and more. Some question words will be practiced and understood.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: Parent notes, handouts, and study materials and resources are provided to practice and extend what is learned in class. Practice is essential to progress and success.
Frequency: available upon request
Details: Students will complete oral projects that will be presented in designated classes.
Frequency: available upon request
Details: A certificate of completion is offered upon request.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Spanish is a gendered language, and does not have gender-neutral articles. In general, the "they" form will be using the masculine article (which, historically, was gender-neutral).
Joined February, 2017
Teacher expertise and credentials
New Mexico Teaching Certificate
Master's Degree in Education from Concordia University - Portland
I am a longtime homeschooler (over 16 years and counting!), and an experienced, licensed teacher with endorsements in bilingual education and TESOL. I have also earned a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction in Early Childhood Education... 
Group Class


weekly or $400 for 24 classes
2x per week, 12 weeks
50 min

Completed by 44 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-10
4-6 learners per class

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