Spanish 1 | HSLDA Online Academy

Spanish 1

Master Teacher: Kate Blevins
Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (34 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade level and up.
Tuition: $525 for HSLDA Members/$575 for non-members.

Description: Spanish 1 is a full-year course that gives students an introduction to the Spanish language, builds confidence in its use, and develops fluency and basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the Spanish language. Students will also learn how to read Bible verses and listen to Christian worship songs in Spanish. This course prepares students for Spanish 2.

Watch a short introduction from Course Developer Eric Arthurton.

Watch a sample clip of an Academy live class session.

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Dates:  August 19, 2019–May 8, 2020

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1: Closed–Section is Full Mondays, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Eastern

Mrs. Sara Hall

Section 2: Closed–Section is Full Tuesdays, 3:00–4:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Angela Stoltzfus

Section 3: Closed–Section is Full Wednesdays, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Sara Harllee

Section 4: Closed–Section is Full Mondays, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Heidi Jones

Section 5: Closed–Section is Full Wednesdays, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Eastern

Mrs. Silvia Petit

Section 6: Closed–Section is Full
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Sara Harllee

Additional class times will be added as they become available for registration. Please note: all class times are subject to the availability of each individual instructor. See this page for more information. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What topics will I learn about in Spanish 1?

    Spanish 1 is a full-year course that gives students an introduction to the Spanish language, builds confidence in its use, and develops fluency and basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the Spanish language.

    Students will be able to communicate orally in common social situations, understand speech on topics dealing with present, past and future situations, understand questions and directions, fulfill basic writing needs, understand simple texts, create a personal portfolio (with language goals, vocabulary, and conversation preparations), be accustomed to speaking with native speakers of Spanish, and have a basic structure upon which to build further study and experience in the language.

    To this aim, Spanish 1 is an introduction to Spanish pronunciation, accentuation, grammar, and spelling. It emphasizes important patterns of verb formation, both regular and irregular, in the present, past, future, and conditional, imperative, and subjunctive moods. It gives a few verbal forms at once in order to allow students to see patterns and gain mastery and confidence. Students will be able to discuss needs and wants, activities, verses and biblical passages, family, everyday life, and provide their testimony in order to share the gospel in Spanish.

  • How much homework is in Spanish 1?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 5–7 hours per week.

    During a typical week in this course, students will complete the following coursework:

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
    • “Language Lesson” recordings with guides and online flashcards
    • Several short quizzes or homework exercises
    • Discussion forum posts
    • Bible memory verses in Spanish
    • Short worship songs in Spanish

    Throughout the year, students will also complete the following tasks:

    • 1 portfolio project per unit (8 total)
    • Unit test every four weeks
  • What books will I use in Spanish 1?

    The official booklist for Spanish 1 is now available. In the official booklist, you will find information about the editions, book descriptions, and ISBN numbers.

    You can order course materials for competitive prices through our Christian Book Distributors bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through Christian Book Distributors, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Am I ready to take Spanish 1?

    Students do not need previous Spanish or foreign language experience to be successful in Spanish 1. Students should be able to read and write at a 9th grade level.

    Please visit our Academic Readiness page for more information.

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in Spanish 1?

    In every HSLDA Academy course, students meet weekly with their instructor and classmates in an online classroom for additional teaching, discussion, Q&A, or group activities. The class sessions are interactive and are conducted using a web meeting software with video, audio, chat, and application sharing capabilities.

    Scheduled, real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.

    When they register, students will need to select a particular class section and live class meeting time. Additional class sections may be added to the schedule at a later point in the course registration period. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with the listed Spanish 1 class time?

    All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.

    Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts. 

  • What is the tuition for Spanish 1?

    Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs.

    HSLDA members save $50 on yearlong high school courses!