MICHAELS  HOMESCHOOL  ASSOCIATION

                      OF  CHATTANOOGA

  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

Put God First

Spanish Classes

                                  SPANISH CLASSES

We are excited to be able to continue to offer Elementary, Middle, and High School Spanish classes this coming fall. As God continues to expand our ministry, we are eternally thankful for His vision and His provisions. Once again, we have done our best to keep our prices reasonable and affordable for our home school community. Our schedule and fees are as follows: (Please see below for a description of each course) 

Course: Elementary Spanish 
Grade Level: 2nd - 5th grade
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $40 per month per child + $30 registration fee 
Book(s): The Sonrisas curriculum has been chosen for this age group.  You will not need to purchase any books for this class. We will purchase all the necessary teaching materials but because the entire curriculum is quite expensive, there will be an additional one-time fee of $20 charged only to new incoming students or families per registered child to help cover curriculum and classroom expenses. Returning families will not need to pay this charge a second time. 
Instructor: Mrs. Angela Baginski


Course: Middle School Spanish 
Grade Level: 6th - 8th grade
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 10:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church) 
Cost: $45 per month per child + $35 registration fee  
Book(s): Realidades (2004) ISBN 0131016873; Realidades Workbook ISBN 0130360074. For registered students, we have a few extra copies of this book at hand for $15 for both books if anyone is interested or you can purchase these books new or used online through AbeBooks.com, half.com, Amazon.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition.   
Instructor: Mrs. Angela Baginski 


Course: High School Spanish 1 
Grade Level: 9th - 11th grade
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church) 
Cost: $60 per month per child + $40 registration fee  
Book(s): Expresate! Spanish 1 (2008) ISBN 978-0-03-045204-8; Expresate! Cuaderno de vocabulario y gramatica ISBN 0030744962.  You can purchase this books new or used online through AbeBooks.com, half.com, Amazon.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition.
Instructor: Mrs. Angela Baginski 


Course: High School Spanish 2 
Grade Level: 10th - 12th grade
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 2:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $60 per month per child + $40 registration fee 
Book(s): Expresate Spanish 2 (2008) ISBN 978-0-03-045322-9; Expresate! Cuaderno de vocabulario y gramatica ISBN 0030744970. You can purchase this books new or used online through AbeBooks.com, half.com, Amazon.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition. 
Instructor: Mrs. Angela Baginski 


*Mrs. Baginski will be available for "Question/Answer" sessions regarding weekly homework via email, phone, or by personal appointment at our facility, if necessary.*


Course Description


Elementary Spanish (2nd - 5th grade)
This class would be a gentle introduction to Spanish. The class would not be completely conducted in Spanish because we believe that it would be too stressful for some children to comprehend, but as the class grows in understanding our teacher would speak to them more and more in Spanish. When speaking to the children in Spanish, a limited vocabulary will be used and strive (by actions, pictures, or words) to make sure the children understand the meaning. Songs and simple pieces of literature will be utilized to expose the students to authentic language. Lots of games will also be played. Initially the teacher will be the one talking the most; the students will be asked to show understanding non-verbally at first. After four or five months, the children will be encouraged to speak in Spanish, first words, then short sentences. If young students are given enough time to listen to the language, they will develop a better ear for the sounds and have a better accent later. At this level, since some students may still be learning to read in English and to avoid confusion, written language will be limited. The curriculum that is currently being taught includes lots of comprehensive input, covers common topics (the family, pets, the weather, etc.), and is lots of FUN for the students. Students who enjoy learning Spanish now will later look forward to it when they take up a more academic pursuit of the language.  


Middle School Spanish (6th - 8th grade)
A middle school textbook with a lot of added activities will be used for this course including the following: music, drama, and  games. If students are enjoying spending time in a particular topic, the class will not be hurried through that chapter. Students will be expected to participate as a group, and later as confidence grows, as individuals. Students will have about two hours of homework during the week, which would include listening to Spanish files, memorizing vocabulary, and doing practice exercises from the textbook and workbook. There will be some grammar involved but the focus of the class will be everyday communication. Home quizzes will be send on a regular basis for the students to do at home and be returned at a timely manner per request. Homework will be evaluated and quizzes will be graded. Access to the internet to listen to the audio files and to use Quizlet for vocabulary is recommended and ideal. If internet access is not available, alternate arrangements can be made. 


High School Spanish 1 (9th - 11th grade)
This class will be a traditional Spanish class, including grammar, speaking, listening, and composition. In class students would be expected to participate in music, drama, games and oral exercises. Students will concentrate on doing certain activities in class that they cannot do at home alone. At home, students will have about four hours of homework during the week, including audio files, memorizing vocabulary, and doing practice exercises from a textbook and workbook. Students will be graded on completion of homework, participation in class, and quizzes and tests. Students will be given a precise schedule as well as feedback on their homework each week. In addition, our Spanish teacher will be available via telephone during certain hours of the week to work individually on pronunciation and to answer any questions. Internet access will be necessary to access essential audio files and Quizlet, and possibly Quia.   


High School Spanish 2 (10th - 12th grade)
This class will be a traditional Spanish class, including grammar, speaking, listening, and composition. In class students would be expected to participate in music, drama, games and oral exercises. Students will concentrate on doing certain activities in class that they cannot do at home alone. At home, students will have about four hours of homework during the week, including audio files, memorizing vocabulary, and doing practice exercises from a textbook and workbook. Students will be graded on completion of homework, participation in class, and quizzes and tests. Students will be given a precise schedule as well as feedback on their homework each week. In addition, our Spanish teacher will be available via telephone during certain hours of the week to work individually on pronunciation and to answer any questions. Internet access will be necessary to access essential audio files and Quizlet, and possibly Quia. Spanish 2 is a continuation of the previous year with more focus and emphasis on all the above as well as conversation for a better comprehension and communication skills of the language. 


*Here at MHAC, we want all our students to have a pleasant and enjoyable learning experience so please feel free to come to us with any questions and/or concerns.*