Elementary Spanish 1

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From: $76.00 / month for 5 months

Grades:  K–6th

Live class:  Wed 9:30–10:20 a.m. ET

Dates:  Aug 21–Dec 15

Price: $329

Instructor: David Nance

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Enrollment in this class is currently closed.

Course Description

This first semester course is designed to familiarize students with basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar in a variety of familiar settings and situations. Each week will have a different topic (at home, around town, at the beach, etc.), and will use pictures, stories, songs, games, and videos to help students learn and practice.

Students may also register for the second semester of this course separately or for both semesters at a discounted price. For more information and to register, see  and Elementary Spanish 2  for the second semester course and Elementary Spanish for the full-year course.

Course Structure

Classes will generally follow a similar format that will include reviewing vocabulary, watching a video and/or reading a story related to the week’s topic, playing games, singing songs, etc. Students will typically be given a task to do during the week, which they may be asked to share with the class the next week.

Who Should Enroll?

This class is designed for elementary age students, with or without previous experience in Spanish. Parents should consult the teacher prior to enrolling a student younger than 4th grade.

Technology Required
  • High-speed internet, computer, and webcam are required for participating in weekly live class.

Evaluation and Feedback

Feedback will primarily be supportive rather than corrective. The class stives to maintain an enjoyable and encouraging atmosphere.


Enrolled parents and/or students can contact Sr. Nance through the Canvas inbox. He always tries to respond within 24 hours. For questions about this course contact Sr. Nance at dnance[at]aimacademy.online.

Required Texts

  • McGraw-Hill’s Spanish Picture Dictionary, ISBN 0-07-142812-7 (any version is fine)
  • Basic art supplies may periodically be used, such as paper, crayons, tape, etc.

1 review for Elementary Spanish 1

  1. Kathryn

    We are only one month into this class but I wanted to leave a review now in case anyone is considering joining for second semester. This class is the best part of our school year so far. My kids LOVE the projects and they look forward to the weekly class. I am so impressed with how much they have learned in 4 weeks, I already hear them using Spanish outside of class. And they are learning a lot of other skills as well like how to create online presentations. I’m so glad we signed up.

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Instructor Bio

David and Rachel Nance

David and Rachel Nance have been teaching Aim Spanish classes together for the last several years, in addition to working together to raise and homeschool their five children.  Both have deep roots with the Spanish language and with education.  In addition to living in Spain with their family in 2019-2020, they each previously lived in South America (David in Uruguay and Rachel in Bolivia) and have traveled extensively through Latin America and Europe.

David has a BA in Spanish Teaching from Brigham Young University, an MSE in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas State University, and a Master’s in School Management from the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Spain.  He has taught online Spanish classes since 2007, spent four years as the foreign language curriculum specialist at the Arkansas Department of Education, and worked for one year as an English language teaching assistant at a vocational school in Spain.

Rachel has a BS in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.  She taught elementary school for four years before having children of her own. In addition to being fluent in Spanish, Rachel studied ASL for four semesters while she was in college.  When a Deaf couple started coming to her church four years ago, she finally got to put her learning into practice and became one of the interpreters for the couple. Rachel has taught Spanish and ASL classes in her home in addition to teaching for Aim Academy.

The Nances love spending time with their family.  They love to travel, learn languages, spend time outdoors, read, and play tabletop games.

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Email: dnance[at]aimacademy.online


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