On The Tip of Our Tongue (But We Prefer It Inside Our Bellies)

From the pinnacle of the panhandle to the banks of the Rio Grande, Texans have since their infancy been inextricably connected (like it or not) to the Spanish language.  Whether by the fortified walls of San Antonio de Valero (known to gringos far and wide as “the Alamo”) or the aforementioned river that shares our [...]

10 things to look for in a Homeschool Spanish Curriculum

I often get asked “What makes for a good homeschool Spanish curriculum?”  In today’s post, I go over the top ten things to look for in just that. Please keep in mind these are in no particular order. 1) Age Appropriate – Not too complex – one of the easiest things to do is to [...]

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 [...]

“Fire” Volcano Erupts Close to Antigua

Earlier this week, Thursday, September 13,2012, a mushroom cloud appeared in the sky and soon thereafter, our tiny little town of Antigua, Guatemala was on the main page of international websites around the world.  The volcano known as “Fuego” (aka “Fire”) is one of Central America’s most active volcanoes and it overlooks our small town, [...]

Musings of a Boss

A “New to Me” Holiday It’s an adventure to be running a company in a foreign country.  You are always encountering new things that more often than not, warrant pause and reflection. Take something as simple as a national holiday.  As an outsider, it’s hard to fully grasp the meaning and significance of certain dates, [...]

What’s Mother’s Day Like In Guatemala?

What exactly is Guatemalan Mother’s Day or El Día de Las Madres? It’s what you might expect. It’s a day where the nation of Guatemala takes 24 hours to stop and acknowledge the contribution that mothers have had in their lives and to show them a little appreciation for their continual sacrifices. Thanks to the [...]

Spanish High School Credit Explained

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, “Do you offer credit?” Well in this post, we are going to cover several aspects of that question to increase understanding of how Homeschool Spanish Academy can help you achieve your child’s foreign language goals. In short, we are not accredited by a third party [...]

Build Up To Semana Santa

Greetings friends of HSA! We here at HSA endeavor to provide a total language experience, and no language can be learned entirely devoid of culture. For this installment of our blog, we’d like to give you an insight into a huge cultural event that is currently in process here in Antigua. We are leading up [...]

Spanish-A Key to Opportunity

It has been almost two years since the concept of Homeschool Spanish Academy was born and we’re still chugging along.  Our journey has been a classic case of a roller coaster, in every sense of the word.  I feel like every day is going to be a whole set of different emotions, ups and downs, [...]

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