Spanish 4 (with a Difference)

Marji McIlvaine
Wednesday 11AM (ET)



Spanish 4 Course Overview

This class is approved by the NCAA.

Spanish at a higher level — on to infinity and beyond! Since students have more ability with the language, things get interesting!

In Spanish 4 (in the instructor’s state, considered Honors Spanish), we continue into more advanced Spanish verbs and whole language. We will use the second book of Excelerate Spanish as a spine, combined with novels, extra readings, the Bible, music and culture. Families will have the choice to vote on whether to pursue CLEP prep or not. If we do, this will be half the class time, with the other half devoted to speaking, reading, writing, listening, and other ways of applying and growing the language. If not, we will incorporate more advanced materials to challenge and grow Spanish acquisition by each student.

The class size is generally small, so students have ample opportunity to speak, interact and engage with the material.

If coming from Spanish 3 from a different source or curriculum, please read the descriptions for Spanish 1, 2 and 3 — the method is different, and it will help give you a picture of what happens in class.


Novels for the 2023-2024 school year will be posted by July 31st.

Grade Levels:

  • 9-12


Marji McIlvaine

Marji McIlvaine (and her husband Rick) homeschooled their six children from K-12, even though she was just going to “try it for one year” with her first five-year-old. The children are all graduated and several are college graduates (2 Magna Cum Laude, 1 Summa Cum Laude). Some of the children are in college now, and some are in the work force, each one walking a God-directed pathway.

Marji has a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Florida, with graduate hours in linguistics and testing and assessment (ECU). Marji began her college career as a pre-veterinary major and garnered many college hours enjoying science.

Growing up in south Florida, she went to SeaCamp in the FL Keys where her passion for marine science was ignited through snorkeling, scuba diving and the hands-on study of ocean life.

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