This just in! You can watch foreign language channels on your iPad or iPod and practice your foreign language skills!
Find the iPod Touch app called "TVU." You can't get your local channels, but you can get channels from across the country and the globe! The app costs $4.99, so it's much cheaper than cable, and you can get channels that broadcast in the language you want your children to learn. There are dozens of foreign language channels, including some in French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, and some lesser-known African and East Asian languages.
Success with foreign language often boils down to frequency of practice. Many experts recommend a minimum of 15 minutes per day practicing foreign language skills through listening, speaking, reading, or writing. How fun would it be to practice on Mom's iPad each day! I wonder what it might say on your assignments sheet: iPad French 15 minutes? TV Show in German Today? Arabic Disney Movie? I remember how much my children giggled when I wrote "Finding Nemo in French" for their foreign language assignments!
Play TVU on the iPod Touch
Or on the iPad Tablet
You may be able to find it compatible with other mobile devices as well.
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