High School
Spanish I

This Spanish course introduces the grammatical and lexical elements that are essential for basic communication. Our textbook provides extensive vocabulary lists and thorough explanations of basic grammar that will allow students to communicate about their daily lives. Additional worksheets, writing assignments, videos, and reading passages will introduce students to the variety of cultures and traditions represented in the Spanish-speaking world.

The course includes 30 hours of live, online instruction per semester. Interactive activities are designed to develop students’ four linguistic abilities in Spanish: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Students may be able to take Spanish I as an honors course if the material and course objectives comply with their state's particular requirements. Students who are interested in the ‘Honors’ designation should inform the instructor at the beginning of the course. Some additional assignments may be required. The decision to record the course grade as honors will be made at the end of the course, taking into consideration both the students' performance and state requirements.

"Mrs. Kerrigan has done an outstanding job teaching this past year; we are grateful she is part of the CLRC teaching team!" 
--Sheryl W., Iowa

Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.

Class is Full.

If you'd like to be put on a wait list for a possible second section of this class, please contact Andrea Wallace -- andreawallace@clrconline.com.

“REGISTER” buttons for 2018-2019 will become active on 7 February 2018.


Prerequisites: None
Instructor:Marcella Kerrigan, B.A.
Age Level: 14 years and older 
(or by instructor permission)
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Minimum Enrollment Required: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
Tuition per Semester: $330.00

Class Meets:
Tuesdays and Thursdays,  12:50 – 1:50 PM Pacific
Click Here to see the 2021-22 Class Schedule

Spring Registration is Open

If you have an interested friend, please encourage them to sign up with you!  Learning Spanish with a friend is fun, and will help you both advance more quickly.

(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us.  We may be able to open an additional section.)

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Marcella Kerrigan, B.A.

Marcella Kerrigan received her B.A. from Hillsdale College, graduating from the Honors Program with a double major in Spanish and English. While at college, she was part of the Spanish Department’s tutoring program. Following graduation, she spent a year teaching English Literature at a bilingual school in Mexico and then worked at an elementary school as a reading aide for struggling students. After her daughter was born she took a break from formal employment but was able to spend a year living in Spain when her husband received a Fulbright Grant to do research in Madrid.

She currently lives in Wayne, Nebraska, where she homeschools her two children and volunteers with a program that provides instruction for community members who are learning English. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking sourdough bread, reading about theology and novels in Spanish and English.


Amazon links for textbooks and materials are provided for the convenience of our parents and students. 
The CLRC is an Amazon Associate.

Complete Spanish Step-by-Step (2nd Edition)


Easy Spanish Reader


Spanish/English Student Dictionary
(Recommended, but not a Required Text)