If you’re planning your homeschool language study for next year, you need to find a curriculum that works for your family. Today, I’m sharing ten questions that you can use when evaluating homeschool foreign language curriculums to ensure that they are effective and convenient.
Welcome, fellow Sarah Mackenzie groupies and fans of the Read-Aloud Revival—I’m so happy you’re here! I’d love to show you around a bit and help you find the resources you need for homeschool foreign language learning.
Compared to traditionally schooled students, homeschoolers have unique advantages when it comes to language learning. Today, I’m sharing seven. What others would you add?
Looking for free resources to help your French homeschool student? Look no further--I'm featuring my five favorites on the blog today, and I hope your family will enjoy them!
Duolingo is one of the most popular homeschool language learning tools--but does it work? I'm sharing again what I like and what I don't like about this app, as both a homeschooling mom and a language educator. And I have a few recommendations for maximizing your Duolingo use for homeschool language learning.
Are you an avid Pinterest user? Do you love pinning great ideas for your homeschool? Today's post is for you! I've got an easy three-step process to help you find the best foreign language pins to use in your homeschool--check it out!
Welcome, Brave Writer friends! If you've come to visit after listening to my interview with Julie Bogart, I'm so glad you're here. Please allow me to show you around and share the free resources that I have available to inspire and equip your homeschool language learning journey!
Yes, there are academic and emotional benefits of reading aloud to kids, but I have a few more reasons why reading aloud is the foundation of our homeschool....and they're probably not what you're expecting.
Do you currently celebrate Poetry Teatime in your house? We do--and it's a great tool for infusing joy into your homeschool language learning! Read my tips today for how to do Poetry Teatime in a foreign language in your home (without pulling your hair out).
Happy Easter! I'm not writing this week on homeschool language learning, but I am working hard to develop new resources for you behind-the-scenes. Come back next week to check out new posts, French language resources added to our library, and more!
Do you have active or performative kids who need to MOVE in order to learn? Well, you'll love my ideas for today! I've got five multi-sensory games that you can use for homeschool foreign language learning--and the tools to help you play these games even if you're not fluent in your child's chosen language!
If you need a little more FUN in your homeschool language learning, I've got ideas for you! Today, I'm offering three ways to do #gameschooling with your foreign language learners (even if you don't speak the language they're learning) and boost their speaking, reading, writing, and listening abilities!
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.