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with Elizabeth Kouma, LLC.

August 2021 Announcement:
The fall semester (14-weeks) will begin September 7th!

Welcome!

Online Spanish Classes with
Elizabeth Kouma /kōw-muh/

Come along and acquire Spanish with me as we build stories at the students' pace. 

 

I provide affordable and engaging Spanish classes online with long-lasting results for homeschoolers, unschoolers, and online learners.

 

I look forward to hearing from you!



Take a look around to find out Who, What (and How), Where, When and Why I teach.

Who?

Who are these classes for?
Who am I?

Who are the classes for:

  • Homeschool and unschool students or families from 4 years of age and up!

  • Online learners (children/youth and adults)

Who am I? 

In summary: I am a Christian, a wife, a mama of 4, and an aspiring homesteader.

I am a licensed, enthusiastic, and encouraging Spanish teacher with strong organization skills, sharing my knowledge since 2013. 

Recent workshops completed:

  • TPRS workshop, June 2020

  • TPRS workshop, June 2021

For more information about me, click below

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What? 

What do I offer? What are the classes like?

What do I offer?

I provide affordable and engaging Spanish classes online with long-lasting results for homeschoolers, unschoolers, and online learners.

 

I offer group and individual classes during the school year or year-round.

 

What are the classes like? ​

Summary:

Using the TPRS method, Spanish is used as a means to facilitate communication as students hear and use Spanish to tell stories. The class is a highly engaging, personalized, and effective way to learn Spanish.

 

 The students build their vocabulary using highly-used words to craft stories. Outside of class, I encourage reading via a workbook and novels, both made for Spanish learners with a limited number of unique words.

 

Fluency is further deepened with Spanish songs and Spanish story time

 

You can think of this class like a wonderful, 3-layer cake (complete with icing):

  • Base Layer: build students’ vocabulary

As we build stories, students utilize High Frequency (HF) vocabulary. We often use the American Sign Language sign to compliment this.

  • Thick, central layer: craft personalized, fun stories 

The bulk of class time is well spent adding and clarifying details about a story as a class. I use Spanish 90% of the time as I engage students as a class and individually- asking questions and asking them to tell me about the story. 

  • Third layer: workbook

The personalized stories we form prepare students to read short stories from the TPRS workbook.

  • Icing and cherry on top: songs/story-time

The class comes with a free student profile to on-demand, fun, and engaging songs made by a Chicago-based Spanish teacher. The songs are used inside and outside of class for further acquisition, vocabulary, and structures. 

You'll have the convenience of a Spanish teacher in your own home when it works for you for a great rate. The base rate (for one child) is between $16-$20 per 50-minute class for groups!

 

Learn more about class goals, materials, homework, and more by clicking on the Group Classes and Prices or Individual Classes and Prices tabs below

Where?

Where are the classes?
Where am I?

 
Students participate in the classes from the comfort and convenience of their own homes. 

I have taught hundreds of students from across the United States and around the world.

I teach classes from my home in southeast Missouri.

When?

What time of day/week are classes offered?
When will classes begin?

Monday - Wednesday, Friday

What time of day/week are classes available?

We find a time that works for you and your family!

Most classes are between:

9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Central Time, Monday - Wednesday and Friday

(with occasional evening classes)

What are the semester dates for 2021?

 

Fall Semester (14 weeks)

  • The week of September 6th through the week of December 13th with the following week off: the week of November 22nd

Spring 2022 Semester (20 weeks)

  • The week of January 3rd through the week of May 23rd with one week off for Spring Break (TBD)

On this Student Intake Form, you can indicate which days/times work best for you (greater availability will increase the speed of getting matched with other students/families).

Once all groups are full, interested families/students will be placed on a waiting list and notified of upcoming openings.

  • Note: I am located in the Central Time zone

Why?

Why learn Spanish with me?

Why learn Spanish with me?

 

I provide affordable and engaging Spanish classes online with long-lasting results for homeschoolers, unschoolers, and online learners.

​       I am a licensed Spanish teacher, having started teaching in 2013 after graduating with a degree in Spanish Education.

       I utilize an engaging, dynamic and proven method for Spanish acquisition (TPRS; Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) that uses Comprehensible Input (CI) to allow language to sink deeply into learners.

Testimonials & References

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Lindsay H., AP Test Prep Student, 2013-2014

Elizabeth is absolutely amazing!! She was my tutor when I studied Spanish in high school. I enjoyed working with her because she has the gift of a true teacher.

She is excellent at explaining how the language works and demonstrating how to apply the more difficult concepts to everyday speech.

 

She encouraged me as a student while challenging me to grow. Overall, I would say she helped me though increasing my knowledge, comprehension and confidence with Spanish.

 

I would 10 out of 10 recommend letting Elizabeth help you grow in your knowledge and confidence with Spanish!

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