Archive for the ‘Foreign Language’ Category

Word Roots B2 – Schedule and Quizzes Added


03 Jun

The Critical Thinking Co. Word Roots B2

Well, we’ve reached the end of the year. Seventh grade is over. Now that it’s over I have completed the worksheets for certain books and curriculum, and have a little bit of time to add them here for you guys.

So, for now, I’ve added a page for The Critical Thinking Company’s Word Roots B2 book. It includes a basic schedule, as well as all the quizzes I made to go along with the pages of the book. They’re just basic Document files, nothing fancy, but it saves you from having to make them. Hopefully they’ll help someone out there.

Visit the page for this HERE

My New Favorite Language Book


26 Mar
Spanish Dictionary
Italian Dictionary French Dictionary

 

If your homeschooler (or someone else in your household) is learning a foreign language, these books are a great resource. I stumbled upon these accidentally, and fell in love with the Spanish version immediately. Yes,  I have my son learning the language, but I have also taken a considerable amount myself and love the language. I’m not fluent, but wish I was, so I love any awesome resources I come upon.

What’s Inside

These books have tons of vocabulary for lots of different subject areas, complete with articles, and beautiful colorful pictures. A lot of pages also have a chart of related phrases or adjectives to go along with the main topic area.  Topic areas include sections such as:

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¿Hablas español? If not, here’s your chance!


03 Aug



Free Spanish Lessons


Since I thought it was essential that my child start with a foreign language, it seemed like Spanish would be the way to go. I know quite a bit – though I’m not fluent – and could help him, and there’s numerous resources available. There were several programs we tried out with him, but one seemed to be the best way to go. What do we use?

Visual Link Spanish

If you’re looking for a good Spanish curriculum for you child, this program may be for you.

The benefits?

– computer-based
– teaches vocabulary and grammar, while teaching useful sentences and phrases for everyday situations
– allows the learning of proper pronunciation, because all words are spoken through the program
– has a homeschooling option
– has lessons along with various games and activities that make it fun
– has progressing levels
– good for various ages, including both children and adults (you can learn too!)
– has FREE online lessons to try before you buy!

Why am I bothering to write this? Because for the next couple of days (Wednesday, August 3, and Thursday, August 4, 2011) they have a GREAT SALE going on! 40% Off!! It really is a good deal – so much so that even I couldn’t pass it up and ordered the next level up for my child!

Go to Visual Link’s website and try out a few of their lessons and see if it will work for your family. If you decide it’s what you’ve been looking for, take advantage of the 40% off sale by using coupon code 40SALE!

Happy Learning!

Whistlefritz Spanish DVDs


10 Feb

Today I wanted to share my thoughts on something new I’ve found to use for learning Spanish. I was looking on Amazon for new DVD’s and items to incorporate into my son’s foreign language study when I came across some DVD’s (so far there’s only a few), by a company called, Whistlefritz.

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It’s all Greek to me


13 Jun

Word Roots, Beginning, by The Critical Thinking Co.

When doing research regarding homeschooling, I came across a lot of parents and methods that suggested teaching Latin and/or Greek for various reasons. I took a lot of Spanish myself, and in this day and age, Spanish is something that could be very useful in everyday life, so that seemed the logical language to teach. Spanish would also be beneficial because I could talk in Spanish a bit and find ways to make it useful during our schooling. But then I wondered, Am I doing him a disservice by NOT teaching him Latin or Greek? I never learned it in school. I turned out okay (I think),  BUT my vocabulary isn’t what it could be I guess.

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