Online Classes

Spanish Online Courses: Language Learners

Session: February 16, 2021 – May 21, 2021 / Maximum 7-8 students/group

ChiCeLaCu! is pleased to offer its follow-on course selection for Spring 2020. Intended for students from Pre-K to 6th grade who joined in the Fall as well as new students, the program will include 1 parent-teacher conference and scheduled email updates every 3 weeks with specific class information and support material to be printed at home. For returning students, classes will continue to build on learnings from the previous sessions. New students will be evaluated and arrangements will be made for appropriate placement. The registration fee covers materials, including textbooks for new students and other instructional material, which parents will pick-up at ChiCeLaCu!’s Fairfax office. Please scroll down for class descriptions:

Spanish for Kindergarteners

Children will explore the wonderful world of Spanish through storytelling, music, dance, song, games, puppetry, arts & crafts, and lots of movement! An excellent introduction to Spanish this fall, the little one will benefit from ChiCelaCu!’s dynamic and interactive programs in operation since 2007. To stimulate communication, students will learn their numbers, colors, shapes, basic greetings along with vocabulary based on the specific theme of the week. Themes include emotions, needs and wants, family, nature, sports, food, animals, and more. Begin your child’s language learning journey with ChiCeLaCu!’s established language program and experienced teachers.

Beginner Spanish 1 & 2

In this short introductory course, students will learn through interactive and dynamic online activities the fundamentals of the language including basic greetings, colors, letters, days of the week, months, numbers, and everyday vocabulary and phrases to express immediate needs and wants. Students will learn while enjoying dynamic and interactive activities including music, games, storytelling, arts & crafts, and more.

Beginner Spanish 3 and Intermediate Spanish 1

Students in this class are expected to have some familiarity with the language and at least 1.5-2 years of intensive formal Spanish instruction, as this session will build on Spanish I.and 2. Using  ChiCeLaCu’s online materials, the focus will be on building vocabulary and developing reading and writing skills. The first part of the course will focus on verb conjugation. Students will begin forming basic sentences on various topics ranging from the human body, emotions, the home, family, community, etc. Students will learn while enjoying many fun and interactive activities. The second part of the course will focus on pronouns, prepositions, and possessives. Students will be introduced to AR, ER, and IR (irregular) verbs through various activities and practice conjugation in the first person, using storytelling, videos, music, songs, and plenty of games.

Intermediate Spanish 2 & Advanced Spanish

To participate in this class, students need to have at least 2-3  years of Spanish instruction. The focus of this course is to build vocabulary and confidence in the language. Students will learn through selected functions and topics such as scripted dialogues, game-based learning activities in situational contexts, and other interactive activities. Students will apply grammatical principles to form sentences in the present tense using regular AR, ER, IR verbs. Advanced students will learn and apply irregular verbs (to be, to like, to have, to go). To make this a more dynamic and interesting experience, cultural aspects from various countries as well as drawing, music, theater, arts and crafts elements will be integrated into the course.  

Spanish Speakers & Highly Proficient

Ideal for students with at least 4 years of formal language instruction, the course consists of 4 parts: grammar, vocabulary, oral expression, and listening and reading comprehension. The course builds on previous knowledge and new information and topics are presented in progressive complexity, expanding on vocabulary and grammar concepts. Students will use the original ChiCeLaCu! material among other fun learning resources. Culture, justice, environment, family, and school are among the main topics covered during class. Students will begin using more complex sentences using regular and irregular verbs, adjectives, nouns, adverbs, and prepositions. Classes are designed to be very interactive and fun to ensure that students are having an enjoyable virtual experience this fall. Teachers from different countries will be invited to teach fun topics such as drawing, art, and mathematics which will expose students to more complex vocabulary and motivate dialogue.