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Welcome!

Online Spanish Classes with
Elizabeth Kouma /kōw-muh/

Knowing Spanish is an extremely valuable tool, but it can be difficult to find an affordable Spanish curriculum that really sticks. 


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 3 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 kids under 6.

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

For more information about me, click below

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 or individual classes during the school year or year-round.

 

What are the classes like? ​

Summary:

This is a highly engaging, personalized, and fun Spanish class with long-lasting results. The students and I build their vocabulary using highly-used words to craft stories, leading up to a workbook and novels. Fluency is further deepened with Spanish songs and Spanish story time

 

Students enter into an engaging, fun Spanish class with lasting results. 

 

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

  • Base Layer: build students’ vocabulary

We begin class time by building students’ vocabulary of relevant and highly-used Spanish words using American Sign Language (ASL).

  • Thick, central layer: craft personalized, fun stories 

The bulk of our classes is well spent with students hearing and using the learned vocabulary in a contextualized, dynamic way. We build a story as a class, adding details as we go. All who want to be involved become part of the story!

  • Third layer: workbook

The the personalized stories we form prepare students to read short stories from the workbook (which, by that time, they can do confidently).

  • 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. 

I have a unit of high-frequency vocabulary that we learn during our 'brain breaks,' and I have a mini-library of Spanish stories which I also read to students on occasion.

 

Weekly Sum-Up:

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  • Review the facts of our story and add new details

  • Introduce new vocabulary using ASL

  •  Watch Señor Wooly video or have Spanish story time as a ‘brain break’ 

You'll have the convenience of a Spanish teacher in your own home when it works for you for a great hourly rate- between $15-$20/hr 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 with the comfort and convenience of their own homes. 

Currently I have students enrolled from Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming . 

I will be teaching the classes from my home office in Southeast Missouri.

When?

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

Monday-Saturday

What time of day/week are classes available?

You get to choose a time that works for you and your family!

Classes start on the hour between:

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday-Saturday

When will classes begin?

Year-round classes will begin a week or two after at least two families or individual students can commit to the same time slot and purchase the student workbook and novel.

School Year classes will begin the second week of August, 2020

 

Classes run: Middle of August through the middle of May

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?

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 with 7 years of experience and utilize a wonderful, tested method for Spanish acquisition: TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) that uses Comprehensible Input (CI) to allow language to sink deeply into learners.

Why learn Spanish?

Here are the two main reasons I think it’s important:

Social/cultural benefits and Mental sharpness

  • Social/Cultural benefits

     Being able to understand and communicate in Spanish opens a world of opportunities to communicate and build relationships with Spanish-speakers, work in missions in Spanish-speaking countries, travel confidently to Spanish-speaking countries.

     Besides being something I love, for me Spanish has been extremely useful in many ways. For example, on  my most recent service trip to Costa Rica, I was able to act as translator for the group when needed (which I love), and before moving from CO to MO, I sold our shed to a Spanish-speaker. I wouldn’t have been able to do either without knowing Spanish!

  • Mental sharpness

     For me, learning Spanish incorporated many facets- it’s like a combination of art (beautiful) and math (predictable formulas).

     As I’ve learned Spanish more and more, my brain makes more and more connections between words in English and Spanish and it helps me connect and relate to the world around me.

Testimonials & References

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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