Spanish 1 is an introductory course for beginners. If the student has never taken Spanish before, this is the class to start with. This class will establish a strong foundation if the student decides to continue learning Spanish and advance to higher levels. After taking this class, the student will understand, speak, read, and write in Spanish.

Course Structure and Delivery

Lectures and assignments will be posted online. Assignments are due at the end of each week. Students will submit assignments via email and all assignments will be graded by the instructor. The instructor will provide feedback to assure the student’s progress and understanding. There will be weekly live lessons where students can practice their Spanish. In addition, I will provide audio assignments where students will respond to questions in Spanish and record their audio.

Each unit will be assessed through a combination of homework assignments and unit/chapter tests. There will be a midterm exam and a final exam for each course.

Synchronous aspects of the course:

  • set start and end dates
  • live lessons every Wednesday at 2pm
  • due dates for each assignment/test

Required Texts

You can find used versions of the Textbook at There is no need to purchase a brand new one since we will not be using the online component.

  • 2nd edition Descubre Nivel 1 (Textbook), ISBN-13: 978-1-61857-198-4

You can purchase used textbooks from Amazon ,, and

  • 2nd edition Descubre 1 Cuaderno de práctica (Workbook), ISBN-13: 978-1-61857-208-0

You can purchase this workbook at

Technology Requirements

  • Internet connection with the ability to stream video lectures
  • Ability to scan documents into PDF or JPEG format and to email the uploaded documents.
  • Microphone and a voice recorder app to record audio and upload it for grading.

Who should register

Students interested in learning Spanish who are new to the language. Also, students who are looking to add Spanish to their High School curriculum. Students should be at least in 7th grade or 12 years old.


The tuition fee for 2022-2023 is $600 per student. Payment plans are available upon request.

Course Schedule

Class start and end date for 2022-2023: TBD

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Instructor Bio

I am a Certified Professional Educator in the state of Florida certified in Spanish K-12. I have taught Spanish to High School students when substituting in schools in my area. I am a native Spanish-speaker originally from Lima, Peru, I have also lived in Mexico city for 5 years before moving to the United States. At home, Spanish is our first language. My husband is originally from Spain, and our children are fully bilingual and are also learning French. I love to travel and have had the opportunity to visit Venezuela, Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, England, France, and Portugal. I enjoy meeting people from different nationalities and learning about different cultures, and appreciate the benefit of being able to communicate in different languages. I have always had a love for teaching and enjoy seeing children progress from not being familiar about a subject to eager to learn and confident that they can become good at it.