Spanish 1 for Online Distance Learning

Week 1 of Spanish 1
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (8 ratings)
520 students
Spanish 1 for Online Distance Learning
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (8 ratings)
520 students
Students will be able to hold a basic conversation in Spanish at the end of the first week
Students will engage with authentic materials made by Spanish-speakers for Spanish-speakers as if you were in a Spanish-speaking country
Students will lay the foundation to build their biliteracy skills, with the goal of taking Spanish at the AP level
Students will increase their cultural competency with lessons focused on diverse people and customs from all over the Spanish-speaking world
Students will learn grammar, vocabulary, speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills through informative and engaging video lessons and worksheets
Parents and guardians can monitor course progress and sign up to receive a progress report


  • Students will need access to a web browser or program that supports fillable PDFs
  • Students may need access to a printer if they cannot use fillable PDFs


Studying Spanish online is a fantastic way to reap the benefits of learning a second language! In this free course, you will sample Week 1 of Rae Spanish 1, a course for complete beginners.

By the end of the week, students will be able to have a basic conversation entirely in Spanish, as well as learn tips for pronouncing Spanish like a Spanish-speaker, learn how to introduce themselves in a polite, formal context and a casual, informal context, build foundational vocabulary knowledge, and learn how to organize to build independent learning skills!

Rae Spanish utilizes a combination of direct instruction, authentic materials, and comprehensible input so that students ultimately develop three key skills: bilingualism, biliteracy, and cultural competency.

Students engage with all facets of second language learning every day: reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and culture.

Our vision for our students is for them to be prepared to take and pass AP® Spanish Language and AP® Spanish Literature and carry that momentum forward into their futures in their professional lives and higher education pathways.

We encourage the formation of lifelong Spanish learners and speakers who reap the health, economic, social, and cultural benefits of bilingualism and biliteracy.

The full version of this course includes support for homeschooling or distance learning from home, such as the option to sign up for weekly progress reports.

Who this course is for:

  • Students who want to learn Spanish online through distance learning
  • Beginner Spanish students

Course content

6 sections • 36 lectures • 1h 30m total length
  • Intro to Señora Rae & Rae Spanish teaching methodology
  • How to take this course


Spanish Instructor
Nicole Rae
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 9 Reviews
  • 533 Students
  • 2 Courses

¡Hola! Soy Profesora Rae, maestra de español. I have been teaching Spanish for 10+ years as a private tutor, classroom teacher, and online instructor.

I am passionate about linguistics, second language acquisition, and Spanish!

My credentials include two Master's in Spanish Language Education (one from Universidad de Alcalá and one from National Louis University) and soon to be another Master's in Spanish Literature from Universitat de Barcelona. I am also a certified Spanish teacher in Illinois and California.

The kind of student I am excited to teach is someone who loves to soak in knowledge and learn as deeply as possible - a person who yearns to know the "how" and "why" behind Spanish and who looks forward to utilizing their new communication skills in Spanish to help others and enrich their own life.

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