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November 2014 Student Spotlight

We want to recognize Reid this month as our chosen Student Spotlight. We recently interviewed him about his experience with Homeschool Spanish Academy. Here’s what he had to say: HSA: What do you like most about the program? Reid: HSA is definitely a stronger program than the others I have used. What I like the [...]

October 2014 Student Spotlight

We recently interviewed Grace about her experience with Homeschool Spanish Academy. Here’s what she had to say: HSA: What was your level of Spanish like before learning with Homeschool Spanish Academy? Grace: I didn’t really know much about Spanish until I started with Homeschool Spanish Academy. I knew the words “Hola” and “Gracias,” but I did not [...]

Día de los Santos

While you might be getting your Halloween costume ready and looking forward to trick-or-treating, the people of Guatemala are gearing up for the day AFTER Halloween – Dia de Los Santos, or All Saints´ Day. On Dia de Los Santos, families gather in the cemeteries to celebrate the lives of and pray over those who [...]

Dia de Todos Santos: All Saints Day

Festival of Kites Last year I went to the Festival of Kites in Sumpango to experience how people celebrate All Saints Day here in Guatemala. The Festival of Kites held both in Sumpango and Santiago Sacatepequez requires months of preparation. Groups begin as early as 2 months in advance constructing the gigantic kites that are put [...]

27 quotes continued…(quotes 5-7)

Today’s three quotes come from Mark Twain and are directed to those people out there that are unsure about pulling the trigger and diving in to learning a new language. There are the voices in our head and voices of others that try to tell you to play it safe and not to try anything [...]

27 Inspirational quotes to keep you motivated

Hi my name is Mike Tucker and I am both challenged and excited to bring my first blog post to you. I am excited to bring to you some motivation that might inspire you start or continue your efforts in learning Spanish with us. I am challenged because I recognize my own weaknesses in writing [...]

Get to know our HSA family

At HSA we thank you for the opportunity of letting us come into your home and together, break language barriers. You allowed us to meet your family, now meet ours!

The Importance of Studying Spanish

Hi, my name is Philip, and I am an American college student studying Spanish. I started studying Spanish when I was in the third grade. I can’t say that my classes were particularly rigorous, but I was first exposed to Spanish in the third grade, and took classes every year since. My classes became serious [...]

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