Spanish Class

*1320226370P14qd4Taught by Jan Castro

Middle School Spanish gives your student an opportunity to be exposed to Spanish conversation, vocabulary and bits of easy grammar concepts through hands-on activities and games while learning. They will learn a specialized format to be able to speak sentences on the very first day! Kinesthetic learning will increase the student’s understanding and thus encourage him/her to excel. Cost: $8 per student per class. One hour classes held once a week – approx 26 weeks.

Spanish 1 is for 9-12th graders who need a foreign language for high school credit. There will be at least 3 days of homework each week. The class consists of mostly grammar and vocabulary lessons with some conversation using Abeka curriculum. It covers both present and past tenses, and includes adjectives, articles, conjunctions, adverbs, object pronouns and other basic grammar. New concepts will be introduced in small doses, building upon what has already been learned.

Spanish 2 is open to those completing Spanish 1, or for those who can pass the review test if student has not previously enrolled in Spanish 1 using Abeka curriculum. There will be at least 3 days of homework each week. Spanish 2 continues to add more verb tenses and helps the student build more complex sentence structures to their Spanish abilities. Speaking, hearing, reading and writing in Spanish are encouraged throughout the year.

Spanish 3 is open to those completing any Spanish 2 curriculum. It will involve more conversation, reading, writing and speaking of Spanish grammar and vocabulary learned from previous years. In class, we will be using the Destinos Videos and Workbook (used at Wake Tech) to encourage hearing and understanding of native speakers, along with special guests to interview in person. Using the official study guide, students will also be prepared to take the Spanish CLEP test given by the College Board for college credit.

Cost: High School classes: $360 per student for the year (easy payments available; sibling discount available). Students will purchase their own books. A detailed list of class materials will be sent upon registering. Classes are once-a-week for 1.5 hours, mid-August through mid-May. Limited classes are available each year and are usually small in size. You are encouraged to register early in summer. See classes already scheduled for this year below.

Family Spanish classes in your home will be considered if interested and schedule availability. Please contact Jan for more information and specific cost.

If interested in hosting a class at your home or church in So. Wake county, please contact Jan for available days/time. As host, your schedule will be priority.

Classes 2013-2014:
KinderSpanish Wednesdays 9:30am (Garner) CLOSED
Middle School Spanish Wednesdays 11am (Fuquay/Willow Springs)

Spanish 1
Tuesdays 1-2:30pm Apex (Hwy 55/Old Jenks)
Thursdays OASIS Co-op* (FBC Garner)
Fridays/pm H&H Co-op* (TenTen/Sauls Rds)

Spanish 2
Tuesdays 3:00-4:30pm Apex (TenTen/Kildaire Farm)
Fridays/am H&H Co-op* (TenTen/Sauls Rds)

Spanish 3
Wednesdays 12:30-2pm Holly Springs (Hwy 55/Wilbon Rd)
Fridays/am H&H Co-op* (TenTen/Sauls Rds)

*OASIS Co-op is a homeschool ministry of First Baptist Church Garner.
*H&H Co-op is a ministry of Highlands Baptist Church to homeschooled K-12th grades.
Please visit the co-op website for more information and registration.

Contact: Jan Castro,, 919-776-6841

*Jan Castro graduated from California Baptist College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and a Teacher’s Certificate from University of California, Riverside, in 1982. She spent two years in Uruguay, South America, studying Spanish as a Missionary Journeyman with the Southern Baptist while in teaching and youth ministry roles.
Jan has over 32 years of teaching experience of all ages, public and private schools and church, and over 28 years of speaking Spanish with church Hispanic ministries and her own extended family. She has homeschooled her 3 children for over 20 years (K-12), graduating her 2 oldest. She has been a leader of Colonial Homeschoolers (Isaiah 40) in Cary since it began in 1996, and a teacher for their co-op (SEEK) in various age groups. This will be her 15th year teaching Spanish to Homeschooled High Schoolers in NC and also tutors public and private school students in Spanish.


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