High School Spanish I

his 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, online resources, 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 32 hours of live, online instruction per semester. Interactive activities are designed to develop students’ four linguistic abilities in Spanish: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Outside of class, students will be responsible for consistent, daily review of vocabulary as well as the twice weekly homework assignments.

Taking High School Conversational Spanish - Cultura y Conversación as a supplement to this class is highly recommended for practice with pronunciation and conversation.

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.


  • "Thank you so so much for teaching Spanish 1 this year! It's been an amazing class and I'm so happy with the results. I've learned more than I ever thought I would! Thank you for ALWAYS being first to answer my questions.  Being in class has been SUCH a joy! I love having you as a teacher and I'm so lucky to have you as my first Spanish professor! Thank you so so much! ¡Estar en clase es maravilloso!"
    - Riley R., North Carolina

  • "I wanted to express how thankful I am for your teaching!  Your class is by far, my daughter's favorite class !  She looks forward to it and expresses such satisfaction with the style of learning and class interactions you offer.  For a girl who doesn't show emotion very easily, I am so grateful to see her SMILE all day after class and share in detail how much she enjoys class. Thank you for this gift you are giving her."
    - Jill B, California

  • 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