We believe foreign languages are extremely important in our homeschool. Continuing your education is also important at all ages. Why don't you challenge yourself this year to learn a foreign language?
That's a terrific idea, Erin!
I re-started Spanish myself again this year.
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We have had good success with Living Languages. It is available in several languages. Several were available in our library system so I could check it out first to see if it was a good fit, but the price for the complete set is very reasonable on Amazon. One of our children is on her third language with them after CLEP exams for two others. She also used the REA guides. University of Texas also has very helpful listening material available in online videos. Believe it or not, the Complete Idiots Guides to Spanish - both levels- are interesting and helpful. Greek can be learned to a reasonable level with the Hey Andrew series. Learning other languages has given our children a deeper respect for foreign missionaries and people visiting our country from other places.
I didn't realize that some colleges didn't insist on a foreign language and just assumed it was necessary. However, having lived overseas (Sicily) for three years, I can attest to the relevance of learning another language. It shows dedication, perseverance, and a consideration for other people. The graciousness shown to me as we attempted to speak Italian was incredible. In our own home, I insist that all three of my children learn Latin and I get validation whenever I find Latin sporadically in their other subjects, which I do quite often.
One fun way my girls learned a foreign language was to tie it to their planned college major which is Nursing. We found a course entitled "Spanish for Healthcare Workers" put out by the University of Arizona. This course really kept their interest. Although language wasn't required for their major, it gave them a new "tool" to use in their intended career.
That's brilliant Ellen!
I think I will have my future Midwife check that course out!
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Whether you're new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran who just needs a little help creating your child's transcripts, it's Time to Think About Grades, Credits, and Transcripts! It will be painless - I'm known as the "Homeschool consultant who does NOT make you cry"!
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