Middle-School Spanish for Children A
Term: Yearlong 2021–21, September 8–May 28
Target Grade Levels: Grades 6-8; 9th graders welcome (see placement details below)
Schedule: 2x / week, 60–75 min.
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Enrollment and Placement
To help ensure that students enroll in the correct course levels, Scholé Academy requires many students to complete placement evaluations. Placement evaluations are only provided to students after the corresponding course registration has been completed. A placement assessment will be required in the following situations:
- if the student falls outside of the stated age/grade range for the class.
- if the student needs to demonstrate a certain level of skill and proficiency for the course.
- if the student has completed prerequisite requirements somewhere other than Scholé Academy (e.g., at home or with another school). In this case, our instructors will need to verify that the student has adequately fulfilled the prerequisite requirements.
- if a placement assessment has been recommended by a Scholé Academy instructor.
First, read the available course descriptions, noting prerequisites, target grades, and course objectives. If you think your student is prepared for the course, go ahead and register. After registration, a placement assessment may be provided to students, depending on the course and the student’s previous enrollment with Scholé Academy. Parents are encouraged to connect with the Scholé Academy Principal and/or with the course instructor to make the best enrollment decision for their student.
Registration is not finalized until the student’s placement assessment has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.
There is a $75 deposit built into the cost of each course.
- Withdrawals requested before May 1 are granted a full refund, including the full $75 deposit.
- On May 1 and before July 31 withdrawals are granted a full tuition refund less the $75 deposit.
- On August 1 and before the drop/add deadline, withdrawals are granted a ½ tuition refund
View our full assessment policies and enrollment and withdrawal policies in the Student-Parent Handbook.
This Spanish course is designed for middle school students who are ready to begin their study of Spanish grammar, reading, and conversation. Throughout the course of Spanish for Children A, students learn over 290 commonly used Spanish vocabulary words. They also study engaging conversational text, as well as grammatical concepts, such as verb conjugation, tenses, and noun genders, enabling them to construct Spanish sentences properly. The Spanish for Children curriculum teaches middle school students this dynamic language using the pedagogy and structure of the popular Latin for Children series combined with immersion-style dialogues and vocabulary. This course emphasizes grammar and the parts of speech as vital tools for the correct speaking and understanding of Spanish. For a closer look at the text used in this course, please follow this link and click “Look Inside”: Spanish for Children Primer A.
The Spanish for Children curriculum is content-rich in both its breadth and its depth. In order to foster understanding of subject matter and guide students to mastery at a fitting pace, we offer Spanish for Children A in one year for middle school students (while upper elementary classes split the book in two courses). In Middle School Spanish for Children A, students are guided through the entire text of Spanish for Children A.
Schedule: The course meets 2 times per week for 60-75 minutes, affording adequate instructional time as well as time for more advanced conversational and writing practice and listening exercises.
Placement: Please read about our new process above.
- This is intended as an introductory Spanish course and no prior experience with Spanish is required.
- When considering whether this course is a good fit for your student, please keep in mind that in addition to readiness for the course content, students should be developmentally prepared to engage in a 6th- to 8th-grade corporate learning environment. If your student is outside the target grade range for this class, or if you have further questions about placement, please contact us.
- Spanish for Children Primer A (Student Edition)
Please note: MP3 versions of the Spanish for Children B chants will be provided to the students enrolled in this course at no charge.
- Spanish for Children Primer A Answer Key
The answer key features actual, full-size pages from the Spanish for Children A primer, with answers to quizzes, exercises, and worksheets in bold print. The answer keys are optional for this online class.
*Required materials are not included in the purchase of the course.
Sarah Foose is a fluent and enthusiastic Spanish speaker and an experienced Spanish teacher. She enjoys the language-learning process in its own right and loves sharing this love with her students. Her Spanish journey began when she was young, continued at Duke University where she was a Spanish major, and came to fruition with a second major in Latino Studies, two stints studying abroad in Southern Mexico, and various interpreting, missions, and immigrant advocacy roles as an adult. Sarah has taught Spanish to grades 3 through 10, privately and at a classical school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She has also taught dialectic and rhetoric school math, history, logic, literature, and ESL literature. Sarah loves Spanish grammar but enjoys even more the beauty of cross-cultural relationships made possible by a common language—this is what Spanish class is ultimately about! She and her husband, Jeremy, have two young, bilingual children, Leah and Annie, and live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Sarah’s other passions include a gospel lifestyle, food, and the great outdoors. Mrs. Foose teaches Spanish for Children A and B at Scholé Academy. firstname.lastname@example.org
“Señora Foose was a kind, compassionate, engaged teacher. I loved her!” —Scholé Academy Parent
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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This registration will be finalized when the student's placement assessment has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.