How do you keep language learning going when everyday life interferes? We’ve had some challenges in our homeschool lately, so I’ve had to get creative with strategies of my own!
“Consistency is key.” As home educators, we hear this phrase all the time, but really….what is consistency and what does it look like in our homeschools? In the spirit of the new year and happy resolutions, I’m writing this month about how you can bring more consistency to your homeschool language learning, as realistically and painlessly as possible.
Happy 2019, Language Learning At Home readers! Here’s a quick post previewing what you can look forward to this month.
Are you celebrating Christmas with a language lover or budding world explorer in your home? Check out my gift guide full of recommendations for kids of all ages—and their parents!
If you’ve been searching for an easy-to-use and effective curriculum for homeschooling high school French or Spanish, look no further. Today, I’m reviewing Breaking the Barrier, a new option in the homeschool market that I think is a great choice for families.
Welcome, fans of the Raising Lifelong Learners podcast! I’m glad that you’re here and would love to show you around and help you find the resources that you need for your homeschool language learning journey.
If your homeschool student needs more Spanish practice, why not try one of these five free online tools?
This week, I’m sharing my review of Spanish Dot, a new Spanish-language magazine for young children. This colorful, fun magazine is perfect for preschoolers and early elementary homeschool Spanish students!
Subscribing to a foreign language magazine can be a great way to get your child consistent, authentic exposure to a new language—without much work on your part! Check in today to see my recommendations for French and Spanish homeschool language learners.
If your homeschool honeymoon is already over and your language learner is struggling this year, know that there is hope! Today’s post will help you know why struggle is normal for language learners, and how to diagnose (and fix) your child’s unique challenges.
Early Latin learning seems to be the new trend in the homeschool community, but our family is going a bit against the grain on this one. Check out our reasons for delaying Latin learning, based on my experience as a language teacher and what cognitive research tells us about language learning.
When you’re learning a language, every second of practice counts, but it can be challenging to fit in consistent practice among the many demands of your homeschooling day. Luckily, today I’ve got a list of 39 ways to practice a foreign language in just 5 minutes or less—you can definitely do this!
This year, I took a new approach to planning our homeschool year: principles first, curriculum second. Read about what we’ll be doing this year and how this simple mindset shift has so far saved me from stress and overspending.
If you’re a homeschool mom teaching and/or learning Latin alongside your children, you’ll find deep encouragement and a kindred spirit in today’s guest post, written by the lovely Angela Reed. An experienced Classics teacher and homeschooling mom-of-five, Angela offers us her best tips for how to study this ancient language without overwhelm.
Today, I’m sharing my review of Whistlefritz’s French and Spanish curriculum for homeschool language learners—see what I have to say!
My stomach woes in Mexico City got me a little behind on reporting on our trip, but now that we’re home, I wated to catch you up on the highlights of our final weeks in Mexico City (with cultural activities that you can use at home included!).
Traveling with kids is a great privilege—and can sometimes be a challenge as well. Today, I’m sharing the highs and lows of schooling abroad, including what happens when illness strikes.
If you’re planning a worldschooling trip—or just a family vacation—to Mexico City with young children, take our family’s recommendations for the top five activities that your MUST include in your itinerary.
Our family just finished our first week worldschooling in Mexico City, which has been full of sight-seeing, street vendors, and lots and lots of walking.
Our family is preparing to head to Mexico next week, but my packing list probably isn’t what you’d expect! Check out this list of seven items that I am putting in my suitcase to make the most of this world schooling adventure.
If you’re a homeschool mom learning a foreign language alongside your child, you definitely want to read today’s post! Guest blogger Kali Lin shares inspiration and practical ideas for learning a new language—while keeping up with all of your other responsibilities!
How can you balance language learning when your family is learning more than one foreign language in your homeschool? Today, I’ve got three principles to help you succeed (and keep your sanity!).
Is your family eager to learn more about Mexican culture? I hope you’ll enjoy today’s post, which features some of our family’s favorite read-alouds about Mexico and its people!
We’re worldschooling in Mexico next month, so I’m preparing our kids with a super-relaxed Mexico unit study—and I’d love to have you join in the fun!
How much practice does your child really need to learn a foreign language? Today, I’ll answer that question and help you find ways to do language practice without adding to your homeschool day.
Song School Latin is a great way to introduce this ancient language to your young children—read more here to find out why!
I’m giving away one copy of Song School Spanish just in time for the new school year! The giveaway ends July 11, so check out how you can enter here.
Are you considering using Song School Spanish for your young homeschool student? Here’s what I think about the curriculum—both as a language teacher and a homeschooling mom!
Do you want to integrate meaningful cultural study into your homeschool? I’ve got two practical, drop-dead simple tips that will help you learn about other cultures across your curriculum.
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