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Foreign Language Credit for Bilingual Students

Foreign Language Credit for Bilingual Students
 In public schools, they give high school credit for being bilingual and you can do it, too. Embrace the unique and diverse strengths of you...
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Teaching Latin: The Not-Quite-So-Dead Language

Teaching Latin: The Not-Quite-So-Dead Language
Teaching Latin. It is a language that is intimidating to some, but can be helpful in helping to learn other languages. Before you blow it off as ...
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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 20:59
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Computer Coding as a Foreign Language

Computer Coding as a Foreign Language
Some states are thinking about allowing high school students to fulfill foreign language-learning requirements with a computer language instead of spo...
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5 Keys to Foreign Language Study

5 Keys to Foreign Language Study
Are you getting ready to study foreign language? Be sure you include these 5 things to increase your success! Foreign language studies should include ...
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Lee Binz
Good tip Anita! We did Latin too, using Latin Road to English Grammar, and I found it extremely easy to teach with. One of my boys... Read More
Saturday, 22 July 2017 21:19
Anita Irons
My oldest wanted to study Latin in high school. I cannot help her much with that, so researched curriculum and settled on Memoria ... Read More
Saturday, 22 July 2017 19:54
Lee Binz
Excellent tips, Jill! I love the idea of TV only in a foreign language unless it's a designated English time! Blessings, Lee... Read More
Friday, 21 July 2017 14:53
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Why Foreign Language? 3 Important Purposes

Why Foreign Language? 3 Important Purposes
How important is a foreign language? I don’t know about you, but I’m not one of those people who naturally picks up foreign languages. I did learn some Latin along with my kids, but I had to study hard to stay ahead of them, and eventually I realized that they were passing me up no matter how hard I tried! I don’t feel too bad, though, because there are many adults who don’t know a foreign language. What...
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Guest — Erin
We believe foreign languages are extremely important in our homeschool. Continuing your education is also important at all ages. W... Read More
Monday, 16 February 2015 14:55
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
That's a terrific idea, Erin! I re-started Spanish myself again this year. Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Thursday, 19 February 2015 17:14
Guest — Leslie
We have had good success with Living Languages. It is available in several languages. Several were available in our library system... Read More
Saturday, 08 November 2014 09:27
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Rosetta Stone or Power Glide?

Rosetta Stone or Power Glide?
This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Rosetta Stone or Power Glide? I am often asked about which foreign language curriculum to use. There are many to choose from out there! Choosing probably boils down to learning style, and the ways your child learns the best. The three I often recommend are Tell Me More, Power Glide, and Rosetta Stone....
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Guest — karen
With my 3rd and last child, I used Monarch Spanish for early grades. We are using Breaking the Barrier plus a weekly tutor for the... Read More
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 08:13
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Karen, That's some terrific information! Thank you for sharing. It sounds like your planning and your student's hard work pai... Read More
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 23:09
Guest — Heather
I have been in contact with The Learnables. They say that after 4 levels of Learnables Spanish your kid should be able to take the... Read More
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 16:45
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Homeschool Foreign Language Success

Homeschool Foreign Language Success
Homeschool Teaching Tips for Foreign Language  It's important to start your foreign language study early in high school, because some states require 2-4 years for high school graduation, and some colleges require it for college admission.  When I was homeschooling, I felt stumped on how to teach it, though!  So I collected a bunch of fun ideas in this article that I think will really help you. What will you learn in this article? 25 Great...
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Is Foreign Language Really Required by College?

Is Foreign Language Really Required by College?
Although better than most places, the homeschool world is not completely free from the rumor mills—or if you’re a Veggie Tales fan, the rumor ‘weeds.’  Here are a few homeschool ‘rumor weeds’ I’ve heard recently from concerned parents: "Colleges won’t accept foreign language credit if you used Rosetta Stone.""Colleges don’t accept Latin as a foreign language, since it’s not spoken anymore.""You have to take an SAT subject test for foreign language to get into a college." Like...
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Guest — Lee
That is VERY true, Kim! They are more than happy to sell you their classes, LOL! But there are many colleges that will allow you... Read More
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:25
Guest — Kim McIntyre
And I bet some simply require that IF you haven't met the requirement in high school, you must take 2 years at college (which of c... Read More
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:20
Guest — Dinah@thetravelingclassroom
Great post...love it that one college accepted Klingon - lol
Monday, 22 July 2013 18:04
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SAT Entirely in Aramaic?

SAT Entirely in Aramaic?
High school testing is a subject that interests many of my clients. There is something about seeing an acronym of letters that makes homeschooling parents nervous. Never fear! Prepping for and taking the SAT is not a scary thing.  Today Jennifer Karan, Executive Director of the SAT Program at CollegeBoard.com shares more reasons why we should lower our misconceptions of the SAT. Three Misconceptions about the SATBy: Jennifer Karan, Executive Director of SAT Program at the College Board®Though...
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Guest — J W
You asked about strange ideas I've heard about the SAT? Back when the College Board first introduced the essay component, I heard... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 02:05
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Community College Language on the High School Transcript

Community College Language on the High School Transcript
 Making a transcript isn't so hard....  Well....  Until it gets complicated, LOL!  Renee asked a question about how to put foreign language on the high school transcript when classes were taken at a community colleges.Lee,I am watching your DVD's for high school.  Question about college classes.My son took Elementary German 1 @ a college first semesterNow, 2nd semester, he is taking Elementary German 2So - in high school credits - would those classes each receive a credit,...
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Guest — Lee
It seems like each high school across the country does it their own way. Sometimes a school district will have a policy - but the ... Read More
Friday, 03 February 2012 19:20
Guest — Cassie Fishbein
Hi Lee, I wanted to just add a suggestion that parents consult how credits from college are counted by public high schools in thei... Read More
Friday, 03 February 2012 05:56
Guest — Renee
Unless of course you live in AL where the Dual Enrollment agreement with the cover schools (and public/private schools) states tha... Read More
Friday, 03 February 2012 05:45
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Ideas for Making Foreign Language Fun

Ideas for Making Foreign Language Fun
Learning a new language is work.  You can't just plop kids in front of a video screen and let them enjoy the ambiance of French.  They really need to work at it.  Success with foreign language requires being consistent every day.  The problem with foreign language is the same problem I have with Weight Watchers.  It only works when you actually DO the program!  So sad... but so true.Just because it's work doesn't mean it can't...
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Guest — J W
Because it's me (Mom) and two girls in our school, we had a problem with practicing formal and masculine modes of address until we... Read More
Saturday, 31 December 2011 18:24
Guest — Sara
I love these ideas - especially the language settings on familiar videos! I did once reset the microwave to Spanish! LOL! Thanks a... Read More
Saturday, 31 December 2011 18:17
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Gifted Education and a Free Foreign Language Resource

Gifted Education and a Free Foreign Language Resource
I received a sweet note from a client, and she gave a wonderful review of a free homeschool resource for foreign language.  I thought it might encourage others, so I'm passing it along. Hi Lee,Thank you so much for focusing on high school, homeschool students! Your web site has been very valuable to me.  I am homeschooling a son who is profoundly gifted.  We are "refugees homeschoolers" - We always believed our son would be schooled...
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Guest — Dawn
A word of caution. From what I could see, you are contacting live users on Mocha. Just make sure you are checking things out tho... Read More
Saturday, 04 September 2010 14:09
Guest — J W
WOW! I've been looking for something to do because everything we've tried so far just hasn't met our needs. Thanks!
Monday, 30 August 2010 20:42
Guest — Nicole
Thank you Lee! My 13 year old son took Spanish in 6th grade from a teacher he loved! She gave us a textbook and workbooks for him ... Read More
Monday, 30 August 2010 07:09
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Foreign Language on Your iPad!

Foreign Language on Your iPad!
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...
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Homeschool Foreign Language And Rosetta Stone

Homeschool Foreign Language And Rosetta Stone
Foreign language requirements vary from college to college.  Check with the college website and see what their policy is.  Go to a college fair and ask questions of each college, to get their opinion.  You'll be surprised at the variety of answers, I'm sure!I have a slightly off-topic question regarding whether Rosetta Stone and/or Power Glide are accepted as Foreign Language high school credits in preparation for most state colleges. Anyone have any information on that?...
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Lee Binz
Yes, it's true that there are some colleges that do not accept Rosetta Stone. It's important to check with each college. Blessing... Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 22:55
Guest — E. Stewart
UW-Madison has an explicit statement on its website saying it does NOT accept Rosetta Stone: https://www.admissions.wisc.edu/apply... Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 22:36
Guest — Rebecca Hardin
Thanks so much for this info. I did call Rosetta Stone out of curiousity, because I was just inches away from spending a big chun... Read More
Monday, 12 April 2010 20:37
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Foreign Language is like Weight Watchers

Foreign Language is like Weight Watchers
Hi Lee,I was wondering if you have any thoughts on Rosetta Stone software for learning a foreign language?Thanks,~ Diane R. Dear Diane,I've heard that it's a good curriculum WHEN it is a good fit for the child.  It's just not always a good fit.  I would try it to see.We used PowerGlide, and that was very effective for us.  Others love Tell Me More. These can also  be found from most homeschool resources, including Sonlight Curriculum, ...
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Guest — Shelli Christensen
Hi! I agree with the Weight Watchers analogy! I was a German major in college and use the Rosetta Stone with my family. It it... Read More
Friday, 08 April 2011 18:20
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