Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Spanish I

Teacher:  Lilly da Silva 

Course description:  Designed for a first year high school or for students who have very little knowledge of the Spanish language, typically beginning in 8th or 9th grade. Students will learn basic conversation, reading, grammar, writing, and also learn about Spanish cultures. The vast majority of reading, writing and will be completed at home, leaving class time to be used to practice conversation, teach and review topics presented in their textbooks and take tests or quizzes. In-class conversations, projects and presentations will be sure to help your students apply what they are learning in this class. Students will work toward the majority of conversation in class to be done in Spanish.  Worship songs and scripture passages will be included in the lessons and taught in class. 

This class is offered exclusively to students 8th grade and up.

Required Text: see below

Copy/supply fee: $35.00 (check written to Lily Da Silva due at Orientation or at the first class)

Tuition: $480.00 ($48.00/month for 10 months, August - May or $54/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan

revised 8/213/2021

Required text:

!Avancemos!: Uno (student edition 2007) 
Cuaderno Uno (Avancemos! Workbook 2006 or 2007) (Available for $26.00 [our cost] through Bridge Academy or may be purchased elsewhere. If a used item is purchased, please be sure it is not written in.)

(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, Susan McKain, at

Lily 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 year where I learned my Spanish and accent. I have being married to my best friend and hero Kenneth for 26 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 to 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 cadets. I’m excited about the 2019 - 2020 school year at Bridge Academy!