Classes by Jill Ekberg


Spanish 1 (College Prep)

Jill Ekberg

According to the U.S census bureau in 2011, 37.6 million U.S. residents spoke Spanish at home, a 117% increase since 1990. Spanish is by far the largest non-English language spoken in the United States making it a growing necessity for language study. This class will teach students to read, write, and speak Spanish and meet basic survival and courtesy requirements. Students will be able to order a meal, make a purchase, follow directions, make small talk, understand present and past tense, gender, number, subject-verb agreement, and memorize Bible verses in Spanish. Different interactive teaching techniques will be used including mandatory projects to enhance learning and enjoyment. Regular homework with a listening component is assigned. Students/Parents correct the homework with the answers provided for immediate feedback and correct practice outside of class. Curriculum and Materials: Spanish 1 for Christian Schools student text AND Spanish 1 Activities Manual www.bjupress.com , a three ring binder with dividers and index cards. Some textbooks are available in the HERC library. The materials fee is non-refundable. Materials include: listening curriculum, advanced Quizlet membership, homework and verb pages, syllabus, testing, and miscellaneous. A detailed grading sheet is emailed at each semester.

  • When: Thursday, 2nd period 9:25-10:45AM
  • Cost: $460 (includes nonrefundable fee of $40 HERC and $40 materials)
  • Minimum Number of Students: 6

Spanish 2 (College Prep)

Jill Ekberg

Grade: 9-12 This course is designed to develop an “intermediate-low to intermediate-mid” level of proficiency as defined by the proficiency guidelines of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). A thrust of the text is to teach students to reach out to Spanish speakers with the gospel of Christ. Different teaching techniques will be used including mandatory projects and participation in the end of the semester showcases. Consistent homework is necessary and parents/students need to correct the homework at home for immediate feedback and correct practice outside of class. Curriculum and Materials: Spanish 2 for Christian Schools student text AND Spanish 2 Activities Manual www.bjupress.com, a three ring binder with dividers from Spanish 1. Some textbooks are available in the HERC library. Some parents prefer to have the teacher's manual as well. Some may be available in the HERC library. The materials fee non-refundable and is per family. It includes the listening component, advanced Quizlet membership for vocabulary practice, syllabus, weekly homework, testing, etc.. A detailed grading sheet is emailed at the end of each semester.  Minimum Number of Students: 5

  • When: Thursday, 1st period, 8-9:20 AM
  • Cost: $460 (includes nonrefundable fee of $40 HERC and $40 materials)
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of BJU Spanish 1 or contact instructor

Worship Team (Club)

Jill Ekberg

The student led team will lead the HERC community in prayer and praise at the worship rallies held on the first Thursday of every month. The last Thursday of the month prior to the rally, the worship team will meet for practice. Trained musicians and singers are needed (no lessons are given during this time). All worship team members are encouraged to attend every worship rally whether leading, assisting with tech, or participating in the congregation. The worship team may meet for other times during the year as interest and time permits. Make new friends, use your God-given talents, and bless others as we worship our Lord in prayer and praise together. 

  • When: Last Thursday of the month 3:10-4:30 & 1st Thurs worship rally between 3rd&4th period
  • Cost: $25
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3 minimum
  • Prerequisite: Prior instrument training and ability to play and/or sing in a group setting. Must be able to read and play chord charts.