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Spanish I

Course Description:
Designed for a first year high school or for students who have very little knowledge of the Spanish language, beginning in 8th or 9th grade. This class is NOT suitable for students in 7th grade or younger. Students will learn basic conversation, reading, grammar, writing, and also learn about Spanish cultures. The vast majority of reading and writing will be completed at home, leaving class time to be used to practice conversation, teach and review topics presented in their textbook and take tests and quizzes. In-class conversations, projects and presentations will be sure to be included in the lessons and taught in class.

Choose either of the two scheduled class times:
Tuesday / Thursday, 2nd period
Tuesday / Friday, 3rd period


Required text: The student textbook is
Avancemos 1. The student textbook is available to registered Bridge Academy students through the Bridge Academy lending library. For more information contact the Bridge Academy Lending Librarian, at
Workbook: $34 (from Lilly da Silva)
Copy/supply fee: $40.00 (given to Lily Da Silva at Orientation or at the first class)
Tuition: $530.00 ($53/month for 10 months, August - May or $60/month if prorated or on a 9-month payment plan)


Lilly Da Silva

¡Hola! My name is Lilly da Silva, I was born in Nyack, New York, but was raised in San José, Costa Rica for 15 years where I learned my Spanish and accent. I have been married to my best friend and hero Kenneth for 30 years. I praise the Lord for the honor to have homeschooled our 3 children, Bryant, Brendan, and Bianca for 17 years. I have tutored Spanish at home, co-ops, private tutoring, and have translated for clients and staff as needed at the PRC. As a former youth minister, I mentored them to reach out to others and also be still and hear God's heart beat. I have volunteered at the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol at the Southside Composite Squadron as the squadron photographer and closet manager which gave me the opportunity to work with the cadets. I'm excited about the 2024-2025 school year at Bridge Academy!

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