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🐘Spanish Beginners Reading Book Club (Novel- Edi the Elephant)- FLEX Class

This beginning Spanish course will introduce the Spanish language to learners through engaging stories and a class novel! Activities and games will be used as tools for language learning in this eight-week asynchronous course.
Marcie Perez
9 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Nov 28 (8 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

This class is taught in Spanish.
There will be a combination of videos, audio excerpts, pictures/infographics, discussion boards, or music, and, of course, stories all focused on a specific topic. We will learn new vocabulary in the context of the story each lesson. These items will be available for you to go through at your own pace throughout the week. I will be checking in with the class on a regular basis to see how they are progressing. Resources for each lesson will be provided every Monday.

Even though this isn't a live class, this is an interactive class! Make sure you are actively reading/listening and participating throughout the lessons. Your participation helps guide me, the teacher, to provide materials to review words or add more challenging words!  Please feel free to message me with any questions you have, I LOVE helping my students! :) Students can contact me (the instructor) any time they wish via the Classroom page & Teacher page. I will respond to questions within 24-48 hours. 

Each week, learners are encouraged to complete the following assignments to receive the maximum out of this class, retain the material, and have fun:
1. Watch the teacher instructional video.
2. Read the week's story with a person at home, SSR or share recording of the story with the teacher.
3. Do follow up comprehension activities and worksheets about the story.
4. Participate in reinforcement weekly games or activities. 
Throughout this 8 week course, Students will be practicing the 4 main parts of learning Spanish through reading, listening, speaking & writing. Each week, I will post activities to complete requiring written or spoken responses in the form of practicing reading/listening comprehension, spoken Q & A/prompts, or writing prompts. Response activities are centered around a main story tied to each week's topic. Each week's activities (including the student's response activity) are planned to take 1 hour/week of a student's time to complete.
I have been a certified Spanish teacher for the past 24 years.  I have a masters in education.  I lived and studied in Spain for several years so I have a true Spanish accent (castellano). I have attended CI (comprehensible Input) conferences and implement the CI teaching strategy into my lessons. 
Homework will consist of watching the weekly video lesson and completing practice activities.  Practice activities will be completed individually and may take up to 20 minutes each week. Learners will be encouraged to make videos, draw pictures and record themselves speaking Spanish. They are also able to interact with other learners in the Outschool classroom. The learners will receive digital flashcards that can be printed out each week.
Edi El Elefante novel will be utilized during this class. Book can be purchased at Wayside publishing if you would like your own copy. I will provide reading materials during class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Google Slides/Screensharing- Class will be delivered using Google presentations and screensharing.
Pear Deck- Is an educational site that I will use to create more engaging lessons.  If this site is utilized, I will share the log in code via Outschool platform.  Students log in with a class code.
Gimkit & Kahoot- I will assign optional activities on these educational platforms for reinforcement games/activities. There will be a student log in code for this class acce.ssable via Outschool messaging
Youtube- I use this platform to share educational videos via screensharing.  
Edi El Elefante novel will be utilized during this class.  Book can be purchased at Wayside publishing if you would like your own copy.  Youtube will be used to show videos.  Pear Deck and Google slides will be used to deliver class information. Quizlet, Flipgrid, Gimkit and may be used as optional ways to practice the language and reinforce class topics. 


Marcie Perez
Lives in the United States
Learning Spanish Through Storytelling and Comprehensible Spanish
9 total reviews
16 completed classes

About Me

Learn Languages in a Fun and Engaging Way!  
Hi!  My name is Marcie and I am a mom, a teacher, and a world traveler!  I love learning languages and discovering new cultures, having lived in the US, and Spain  I have a passion for teaching and... 
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