9th-12th Grade Spanish I


Tuesdays, 2:30pm

Spanish II will meet online once each week in addition to the Heritage class days.


Individual Course Tuition - $665. $62 paid at time of registration. Remainder of tuition will be billed in 9 equal payments beginning August 2019.


Full Program Tuition - $3,010.  $310 paid at time of registration.  Remainder of tuition will be billed in 9 equal payments beginning August 2019.

 “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela


Both Spanish I and II courses seek to develop a solid foundation in basic Spanish vocabulary and grammatical concepts. Heritage's goal is that students in all Spanish courses will...

  • Develop a love for learning languages and new language study strategies

  • Feel confident hearing and speaking Spanish, not just reading and writing since primary goal of learning a language is communication!

  • Connect and build community with other students through partner activities and games that reinforce the language


This class is lively and entertaining, yet challenging.  Engaging, interactive in-class activities (1 hour/week + 45 min/week online) seek to develop speaking and listening skills in the target language.  Homework assignments (45 - 60 min/week) generally involve writing assignments and vocabulary memorization.  


Spanish 1, taught primarily in English, is a basic introduction to the Spanish language.  By the end of the year students should be able to more or less "hold their own" on a short trip to a Spanish speaking country or in a conversation with people they meet here in the U.S. who may not speak English very well.  Among other things, students can expect to be able to do the following by the end of this course:


  • Introduce yourself and get basic information from a native speaker.

  • Ask someone about his or her family and describe yours in detail.

  • Talk to someone about what sorts of things kids in the U.S. normally do in their free time.

  • Tell someone what your plans are during your vacation.  

  • Understand weather forecasts you see in Spanish newspapers and/or hear on the radio.

  • Understand bus/train schedules.

  • Describe where you are going and what you are doing.

  • Understand many of the differences and similarities between U.S. and Latin American culture.