How to Use This Course
Elementary Spanish as presented by Carol Henderson on SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a video-based curriculum with weekly worksheets for your student. It includes basic vocabulary, Bible verses, animals, colors, days, weather, seasons, and more in its lessons. The answers to the weekly worksheets are found in the videos, so it is possible to correct the worksheets with the information in the video. The lessons in this course should be completed consecutively as they build on one another throughout the course.
Welcome to our Elementary Spanish class! I am so glad you have decided to begin your language-learning journey with me. Here are a few things you need to know:
Each lesson will be delivered in two-week cycles. Each two-week period starts with a Video Lesson the first week, followed by an On-Your-Own Review Lesson (“Homework”) the following week. Both of these have corresponding handouts to download. We will rotate between Video Lessons and the On-Your-Own Homework throughout the year.
It’s probably a good idea to have a small notebook to keep all the handouts together!
A parent should follow along with the student as he/she watches the Video Lessons. This will allow parents to help with the On-Your-Own Homework the following week.
And one more thing—the questions on the homework handout come straight from the Video Lesson. You can refer to the Video Lesson to correct your Homework!
Blessings, and enjoy our course!
Video lessons every other week; weekly worksheets.
Lessons 1-2: Pronunciation – Vowels
Lessons 3-4: Pronunciation – Consonants
Lessons 5-6: Animals
Lessons 7-8: Numbers 1-10
Lessons 9-10: Hay
This week we’re working on the important Spanish verb phrase hay, John 3:16, simple sentences, and phrase translations.
Lessons 11-12: Review 1
This week we’re covering Juan 3:16, translating phrases, the verb phrase hay, animals, adjectives, and more.
Lessons 13-14: Los Numeros – 10-20
We’re covering Salmos 23:1, the numbers 11-20, the two Spanish words for “you have,” three new sentences to write in Spanish, and more.
Lessons 15-16: Los Colores
We’re reviewing several items, including Salmos 23:1, and adding a new section of Salmos 23:1—and this week adds new material in the study of colors and new words Yo tengo and tienes.
Lessons 17-18: Los Numeros – 10s
We’re adding a new section of Salmos 23 (verse 2) and this week adds new material in the study of tens, new phrases, and some key review.
Lessons 19-20: Los Numeros – 21-99
We’re reviewing two Bible verses, including Salmos 23:2, key Spanish conversations, and adding los numeros 20-100. We’ll also study “Do you know what these say?” phrases, and more.
Lessons 21-22: Cuantos
We’re reviewing two Bible verses, including Salmos 23:2, Spanish conversations, and adding los numeros 11-100. We’ll also study a new Spanish phrase and its uses: Cuantos.
Lessons 23-24: Review 2
We’re reviewing two Bible verses, Juan 3:16 and Salmos 23:2, Spanish conversations, and los numeros, and studying colors and full sentences in Spanish.
Lessons 25-26: Los días de la semana
We’re reviewing Juan 3:16 and Salmos 23:2, Spanish conversations, los dias de las semana, and filling in missing words in sentences.
Lessons 27-28: Qué tiempo hace hoy
We’re now adding a study on words for weather and reviewing two Bible verses, Juan 3:16 and Salmos 23:3, Spanish conversations, los dias de la semana, and more.
Lessons 29-30: Los estaciones del año
In this lesson, we’re adding los estaciones del año (the seasons of the year) and today’s phrase, and reviewing weather, the days of the week, our two Bible verses (Juan 3:16 and Salmos 23:3), conversations, and more.
Lessons 31-32: Review 3
In this lesson, we’re reviewing weather, the days of the week, seasons, our two Bible verses (Juan 3:16 and Salmos 23:3), many Spanish conversations, and more.
Lessons 33-34: Final Review
This week we’re reviewing many of the elements from this course, including animals and adjectives, Spanish conversations, our two Bible verses, weather, and seasons of the year.