Do you teach a foreign language to your kids? What do you teach and do you have any curriculum that you use and love?
I have some Learn Spanish CD's that my husband purchased years ago that I figured I would use, but I haven't gotten around to go through them enough myself to see how to use them. I was talking to another mom who said her kids do Latin and I thought that sounded like a good idea since that is the base for many other languages. I also have thought about sign language since I have some books on that and have taken classes myself (not enough to be fluent, just a general idea of it).
I'd love to hear how you are approaching a forgein language wth your kids!
April 5 at 9:57 PM
Ahh. Okay. Thanks gals. :)
by M.G.273April 6 at 1:52 AM
Go to this foreign language teaching forum to get great ideas from actual teachers teaching a language. They discuss curriculum ideas & lesson ideas. You can ask any question & many will respond to you-it's golden!
by M.G.273April 6 at 1:53 AM
Oops-foreign language forum link:
We teach/use ASL and French here.
I speak French, and used it in a professional capacity for several years. I find it very beautiful, and it reminds me of my grandfather.
We also use ASL - we are very pro-Deaf culture here (and live near a Deaf community), and have Deaf (versus deaf) family members, so it behooves us to know the language. I primarily teach, and we augment with Signing Time, ASL University, and some other resources I have (ASL poetry, fairy tales, etc. on DVD.).
We are also considering adding Japanese to the menu, but I will outsource for that.
Italian via Little Pim for my middle son and via DuoLingo for my eldest - also via "natural immersion" when we visit my husband's family, lol.
We'll do Latin with my middle son around grade 2 or 3 through high school. We tried it with my eldest but her dyslexia made that too difficult and only frustrated her.