HSLDA Online Academy | Spanish 2

Spanish 2

Master Teacher:  Eric Arthurton

Eric Arthurton, High School Classroom Teacher for SpanishMaster 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 for all the Academy’s Spanish courses—Spanish 1, 2, & 3.

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.

He has been teaching with the Academy since 2016.

Classroom Teacher:  Kristen Davis

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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.

She has been teaching with the Academy since 2016.

Classroom Teacher:  Sara Lagos-Hall

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Sara Lagos-Hall

BS, Liberty University

Sara Lagos-Hall was born in Honduras, a small country in Central America. She moved to the United States when she was entering middle school. Spanish is her native language, and it was her primary mode of communication in Miami, where she lived for about 10 years among people from all over Latin America.

Mrs. Hall has a bachelor of science degree from Liberty University and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Professional Writing, as well as learning Latin. She has been a home educator for 18 years. Two of her children have already graduated college, and the younger two are still homeschooling for high school. She has taught Spanish in a variety of settings—church, private school, and homeschool co-op classes—and currently teaches classes for homeschoolers near her home in north Georgia.

Mrs. Hall looks forward to sharing her love for language with her students. Additionally, she desires to inspire her students to become bilingual because this can open the door to fulfilling the Great Commission: “to go to all the nations and make disciples, baptizing and teaching them.”

She has been teaching with the Academy since 2017.

Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (32 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 10th grade level and up.
Early Registration Tuition (ends 6/12): $475 $525 for HSLDA Members/$525 $575 for non-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. 
Watch a sample clip of an Academy live class session. 

Spanish 2  — Live Online Class Session Schedule,
August 27, 2018 - April 26, 2019

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1
Mondays AND Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45 a.m. Eastern

Mr. Eric Arthurton

Section 2
Mondays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Kristen Davis

Section 3
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Kristen Davis

Section 4
Mondays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Sara Hall

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.  

  • How much homework is in Spanish 2?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 5-10 hours per week.

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

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
    • “Virtual classroom” recordings with guides and online flashcards
    • Several short quizzes or homework exercises
    • Discussion forum posts

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

    • Bible memory verses and refranes (sayings) for each unit
    • Study and translation from the Gospel of Mark
    • Assigned speaking practice within student’s community or family
    • Unit test every 4 weeks
  • 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!