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.
At last weekend’s HEAV convention, I had a chance to sit down with Dr. Christopher Perrin, the CEO of Classical Academic Press, and a fellow language lover. Watch or listen to our chat about language learning here, and find out how Dr. Perrin thinks learning foreign languages fits into a classical education.
Are you looking for honest, informative reviews of homeschool foreign language curricula? Today, I’m pulling back the curtain and sharing how I write mine, so that you can understand exactly how I evaluate these tools and provide recommendations for you.
Reading is the foundation of our bilingual homeschool—as I suspect is is for your homeschool as well. Today, I’m sharing three traditions that our family celebrates to encourage our children’s love of books (and I hope your family will enjoy them too!).
If you’re at the HEAV convention this weekend, let’s meet! Here’s where you can find me. If you can’t be there, don’t worry—I’ll be reporting live from the convention sessions.
Learning Spanish at home with little ones? You need some 123 Andrés in your life—and I can help you with a giveaway of his latest album!
What’s the best way to start speaking another language at home with your kids? Today, I’m sharing three popular approaches to bilingual parenting and some suggestions for who can use them (including non-native speakers!).
Looking for foreign language music that is culturally authentic, high-quality, and affordable to use in your homeschool? I’ve got you covered! I’m sharing our family’s favorite resource for foreign language music (and our top albums of all time) today!
Today’s reader question asks how homeschooling parents can create an immersive environment for their children WHILE still moving ahead with other subjects. I think it’s possible, and I’ve got five suggested trade-offs that you can make to achieve this goal.
Continuing my mini-series, today I’m writing about how you can (realistically) use music to homeschool foreign languages. Take a look for a steo-by-step process and schedule for making it a part of your homeschool.
Want a simple tool for reinforcing language learning in your homeschool? Try using music! Today, I’m starting my mini-series on music by sharing seven reasons why it’s such an effective tool for teaching foreign languages.
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