Spanish 3

Master Teacher: Eric Arthurton
Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (34 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 11th grade level and up.
Tuition: $519 for HSLDA Members / $599 for non-members.

Description: Spanish 3 is a full-year course in which students learn intermediate-low to intermediate-high communicative skills as well as advanced topics in Hispanic cultures. The course builds on the foundations learned in HSLDA Online Academy Spanish 2. It features advanced grammar as well as the study of several short stories and poetry. Students will practice conversational Spanish and develop personal vocabulary for prayer and testimony. 

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Dates:  August 23, 2021 - May 6, 2022

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1: Closed Tuesdays, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Eastern

Mr. Eric Arthurton

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

Mrs. Alyssa Downs

Additional class times may be added to the schedule later in the registration period. 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 3?

    Spanish 3 is a full-year course in which students learn intermediate-low to intermediate-high communicative skills as well as advanced topics in Hispanic cultures. The course builds on the foundations learned in HSLDA Online Academy Spanish 2.

    • This is a high school-level course for students who have completed 2 years of high school level Spanish or have shown sufficient skill and fluency to be part of the course. Students are expected to read and comprehend at a high school level, to study independently, and to keep up with course assignments.

    • This course includes reading an adaptation of Don Quixote, authentic music from Spanish-speaking countries, poetry analysis, and several short stories.

    • Students will create a personal vocabulary for prayer and testimony.

    • Students will converse strategically about a broad variety of topics using common conversational tools.

    • The concepts we study will often be compared to and measured against the biblical worldview. Therefore, examples in the lectures, some of the assigned readings, or portions of the examinations will ask students to approach the course material through the lens of one who shares this worldview.

    • Instruction in the live courses is delivered primarily in Spanish.
  • How much homework is in Spanish 3?

    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
    • Recorded lecture video
    • Reading assignment
    • Vocabulary study
    • Practice conversations with peers
    • Vocabulary quizzes

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

    • Midterm exam
    • Final exam
  • What books will I use in Spanish 3?

    The official booklist for Spanish 3 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 the bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Am I ready to take Spanish 3?

    Students taking Spanish 3 should have completed Spanish 2 or an equivalent course. Students should be able to read and write at an 11th grade level.

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in Spanish 3?

    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 listed Spanish 3 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 the tuition for Spanish 3?

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

    HSLDA members save $80 on yearlong high school courses in addition to Early Registration discounts!