HSLDA Online Academy | Spanish 2

Spanish 2

Master Teacher:  Eric Arthurton

Eric ArthurtonMaster Teacher

Eric Arthurton

MA, University of California, Riverside
BA, University of California, Riverside


Eric Arthurton earned his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and French languages and his Master of Arts in Spanish literature at the University of California, Riverside. He is fluent in Spanish and French, and continues to study biblical Hebrew, biblical Greek, Portuguese, and German. He is the Course Developer and Master Teacher for Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 through HSLDA Online Academy.

Eric currently resides in Apple Valley, California, with his beautiful wife and 5 wonderful children. He enjoys being involved in his children’s education and reading Christian apologetics.

This is his second year teaching for the Academy.

Classroom Teacher:  Kristen Davis

Kristen DavisClassroom Teacher

Kristen Davis

MA, University of Houston
BA, Sam Houston State University


Kristen Davis earned her bachelor of arts degree with a Spanish minor at Sam Houston State University, graduating magna cum laude. She earned her master's degree in second language education from the University of Houston while teaching foreign language in the public school system.

A lover of languages and fluent in Spanish, Kristen has taught multiple homeschool Spanish courses and enjoys homeschooling her own two children. She currently resides in the greater Houston area with her husband and their two amazing children.

This is her second year teaching for the Academy.

Classroom Teacher:  Kate Blevins

Kate Blevins

Classroom Teacher

Kate Blevins

BA, Shepherd University

Kate Blevins graduated from Shepherd University with a BA in elementary education and a minor in Spanish. Additionally, she earned graduate credits in special education, foreign language instruction and gifted education.

She has over 16 years of diverse teaching experience in private and public education. By using songs, rhymes, and movement, she has taught Spanish to students from first grade through high school. She serves as a tutor for a local homeschool co-op. Kate believes that all students can learn a foreign language, and it is her passion to encourage students to utilize these gifts for God's kingdom.

Her Spanish fluency is especially valuable on mission trips abroad. She enjoys translating for team members and connecting with the locals. When called upon, she interprets sermons for speakers during church services. Her travels have taken her to places such as Uruguay, Mexico, Spain, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.

Kate resides in Virginia, where she homeschools her four children. She enjoys a creamy cup of coffee and date night adventures with her husband.

This is her second year teaching for the Academy.

Classroom Teacher:  Tricia Powell

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Tricia Powell

BS, Strayer University

Tricia Powell, is a bi-lingual native of Puerto Rico. Mrs. Powell currently serves on the board of directors of The Hosea Initiative teaching worldview and its impact on social issues. 

Tricia discovered her love of teaching when she volunteered and mentored students in the youth group at her local church. Her desire to inspire continued when she worked for a foreign exchange program where she supervised students from around the world. She hosted seven students over a four year period. 

She proceeded to redirect her energy to her first ministry, her family, and began homeschooling her own children. She has taught History, Government, Worldview, and Classical Literature at her local co-op and another online school. Mrs. Powell is excited to use the combination of her gifts and experience to teach Spanish for the students at the HSLDA Online Academy. 

Tricia resides in Virginia with her husband of 20 years, two daughters and their fluffy puppy, Finley. She enjoys reading, glamping (it's like camping sans the dirt) and she's a self-professed coffee addict.

Classroom Teacher:  Alyssa Downs

Alyssa DownsClassroom Teacher

Alyssa Downs

MA, Appalachian State University
BA, Appalachian State University

Alyssa Downs earned her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Master of Arts in Romance Languages at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She began studying Spanish in high school and quickly became fascinated by the language and the opportunity to communicate with Spanish speakers both locally and globally. During college, she studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.

Alyssa taught and tutored Spanish at a community college in North Carolina for four years before moving to Pennsylvania this past June. She became interested in serving the homeschool community after marrying a homeschool graduate (her husband, Patrick) five years ago and getting to know many inspiring homeschool families at church.

Besides teaching, she loves to go hiking and paddle boarding with her husband.

Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (32 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 10th grade level and up.
Tuition: $495 for HSLDA Members/$545 for non-HSLDA Members. 

Description: Spanish 2 is a full-year course that will continue to build on the foundations learned in Spanish 1. Students will advance their skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the Spanish language.
Watch a short introduction from Course Developer Eric Arthurton. 

Spanish 2  — Live Online Class Session Schedule, 2017–18

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time

Instructors

Section 1
Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Eastern Mr. Eric Arthurton
Section 2
Closed – Section is Full
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m. Eastern
Mrs. Kristen Davis 
Section 3
Closed – Section is Full
Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Mrs. Tricia Powell
Section 4
Closed – Section is Full
Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Mrs. Kate Blevins
Section 5
Mondays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Eastern
Mrs. Alyssa Downs
Additional class times will be added as they become available for registration. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email academy@hslda.org.

Frequently Asked Questions about Spanish 2

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  • What topics will I learn about in Spanish 2?

    Spanish 2 deepens the student’s understanding of the language, allowing the student to engage in more detailed and lengthy conversations than in the first year, and on a greater variety of topics. Students will be able to read and understand non-adapted biblical texts in Spanish, and excerpts of Spanish literature, including poetry. Students will build on their knowledge of grammar as they develop in fluency. Students will also be able to describe a sequence of events in the past using different past tenses, and review the present and future tenses learned in Spanish 1.  

  • Am I ready to take Spanish 2?

    Students taking Spanish 2 should have completed Spanish 1 or an equivalent course. Students should be able to read and write at a 10th grade level.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with listed Spanish 2 class times?

    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 a Live Online Class Session in Spanish 2?

    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 is the tuition for Spanish 2?

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

    HSLDA members save $50 on yearlong high school courses!