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Spanish 3

Master Teacher: Sara Hall
Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (32 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 11th grade level and up.
Tuition: $629 for HSLDA Members / $699 for non-members

Description: Live class instruction is delivered primarily in Spanish. Students practice conversational Spanish with increasing complexity, including sharing their personal testimony in Spanish, and have dedicated time each week for practice conversations with peers. Students study advanced grammar, such as past participles, future perfect verb tenses, and pluperfect. Students read an adaptation of Don Quixote (one of the most famous Spanish language novels), several short stories, and poetry in Spanish. They also listen to famous Spanish music, and are introduced to humor in Hispanic culture. 

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Dates:  August 19, 2024 - May 2, 2025

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


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

Mrs. Sara Hall

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 academy@hslda.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Students will learn

    • How to converse strategically on a broad range of topics 
    • How to develop an authentic understanding of Spanish literature 
    • How to understand and discuss popular music in Spanish 
    • How to speak and understand Spanish with increased fluency and grammatical variety 
  • 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 complete a midterm and 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 Christianbook.com bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through Christianbook.com, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Prerequisites

    Students should have completed Spanish 2 or an equivalent course. Students should be able to read and write at the 11th grade level. We offer a Spanish Placement Assessment to help families determine where students fit in the Academy Spanish program. The ultimate decision rests with parents. 

  • 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.