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Supply Fee + May Tuition: $80

Monthly Tuition: $45

Homework: yes

Hours/Week: 2

Max/Min Students: 10/4

Age Range: 12-17

Class Code: VS1    HS Level
Teacher: Courtney Vorel
Teacher Email:

Course description: In class we will utilize the Total Physical Response  (TPR) and Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) methods to focus  on acquiring the language. These methods center on an active student,  actively listening and responding to the language. Students will need to  come to class ready to participate. The focus of Spanish 1 centers on  grasping the use of the language primarily in the present tense. We will  also incorporate learning about hispanic culture and geography. 

Age of Students: This course is targeted at middle and high school  students age 12-17.


My name is Courtney Vorel.  I first fell in love with the Spanish language as a young girl when my grandparents were missionaries in Mexico.  I adored my high school Spanish classes and decided to make Spanish a double major at TCU.  While at TCU I was lucky enough to study Spanish in Guatemala one summer alongside the guy who I ended up marrying- Jason Vorel!  Before staying home with kids, I taught middle school Spanish in RISD for 6 years.  I am now mom to three kids- one in high school, one in middle school, and one in elementary school!  If you would like to follow up with me and ask any questions you can email me at  


Class meets on Tuesday from 2:30 PM to 3:25 PM & on Thursday from none to none

All classes taught by Courtney Vorel:
Spanish 2 (VS2)
Spanish 1 (VS1)