Are you stumped on how to start language learning with your homeschool students? I was too--until I discovered Linguacious visual flashcards. Read today's review to find out why our family loves this attractive, easy-to-use, and research-based language learning tool!
Watching TV can be a great way to get your homeschool student more exposure to a foreign language--but where can you find the best shows? Today, I'm sharing my recommendations of Netflix Kids shows that are available in Spanish, French, German, and Chinese--suitable for language learners of all levels!
What does research tell us about language learning with littles--and what are the best ways to homeschool foreign languages with young children? I answering those questions in today's post and give ideas of how to make language learning fun and real for your youngest homeschool students.
So, you've started foreign language read-alouds in your homeschool, perhaps using audiobooks or other audio resources. Now, where do you go from here? How can you maximize this learning tool for your homeschool students? Join me today as I share three quick activities that can help you make the most of your foreign language read-alouds.
Well friends, my plan to write a post on YouTube read-alouds didn't quite work out--read this to find out why and to see my recommendations for free and legal audio resources for homeschool language learners.
Homeschooling families know that reading aloud is GREAT for their kids; now, how can you put read-alouds to work for foreign language learning--even if you don't speak a foreign language yourself? Here's my most detailed post on where to find the best (affordable) foreign language audiobooks, how to match them to your child's proficiency level, and how to make them a part of your everyday routine.
The Language Learning at Home Resource Library is now open! Check out this free resource where you can find recommendations for high quality, family-approved materials perfect for homeschool language learners of any age!
Does your homeschool family own one of Usborne's beautiful "Thousand Words" picture dictionaries? Come learn five easy (no-prep) games that you can play with these books to encourage language learning!
Mastering a foreign language isn't about knowing myriad verb conjugations or grammar rules. It's about being able to connect with other people--and that's one reason why learning languages is so important to our family. In today's post, I ponder this and some other reasons why language learning is a priority in our homeschool; I hope that they inspire you in your own educational and parenting journey.
Is your homeschool student learning Spanish and interested in Latin American culture? I've got some great new read-alouds to recommend that you can enjoy as a family--they're all bilingual or written in English, so no Spanish skills needed!
Charlotte Mason believed in the power of memorization to shape children's minds, and so do many homeschoolers today. If you're looking to combine memory work with foreign language learning in your homeschool, look no further--I've got some practical suggestions right here that Miss Mason would appreciate.
As homeschooling families, we all want our children to learn to work hard--to exercise the habit that Charlotte Mason called "mental effort." In today's post, I consider how language learning offers a unique opportunity for homeschoolers to develop this essential habit.
Have you been influenced by Charlotte Mason's ideas in your homeschool? Are you focused on habit formation in your children? Hear my thoughts about how language learning helps children develop what Miss Mason called "the habit of attention" and how kids can apply this habit to their study of other academic subjects.
Need foreign language books for your homeschool student, but don't know where to look? I've got a tip for you on one (unexpected) place where you can find what you need!
Join me today as I share four of my favorite blogs about multilingual parenting, homeschooling, and language learning. They've been a great encouragement to me, and I hope to you as well!
Although the temperature where you are may be in the single digits right now, it's time to start thinking about summer language learning. Today's post includes creative ideas for studying languages during the summer. Regardless of your family's schedule or budget, there's a something that will fit!
As Christian parents, we rely on quality literature, music, and other resources to help us teach our kids the Christian faith--in English AND Spanish. And over the past four years, I’ve been building quite the stockpile of materials that do just that—and today, I'm sharing a few of our favorite children’s bibles in Spanish.
Are you looking for ways to use technology to maximize your homeschool language learning? Look no further--today I'm sharing my ideas for "techie homeschool language learning" on the blog Techie Homeschool Mom. Follow me over there to see my tips!
Is your family struggling to make homeschool language learning fun? Here are seven tips to help with motivation!
Do you have a struggling language learner in your homeschool? I know what that's like! Here's what happened when my son told me he didn't want to speak Spanish with me anymore.
Celebrate Advent and learn about different countries' Christmas traditions with the new, globally-minded unit study "Christmas Around the World."
Do you want to give your child the world....at home? Here are five easy ways to learn about different cultures--without leaving your hometown!
It's my third and final installment on Mango Languages! How can you know if this is the right curriculum for your homeschool language learning? Here are some things to consider as you decide.
In this second of a three-part review, I share my concerns about Mango Languages, one of the most popular apps for homeschool language learning.
Are you considering using Mango Languages for homeschool language learning? Join me as I share what I like about it!
Is Duolingo the right app for homeschool language learning in your family? This third and final installment in my series on Duolingo will help you decide if it is or not, and provides practical tips for using it.
The second in a series of three posts on using Duolingo for homeschool language learning. This post details my reservations about Duolingo, as both a language educator and a mom.
The first in a series of three posts about Duolingo and its uses for homeschoolers. In today's post, I outline all of the benefits of Duolingo for homeschool language learners.