Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Parlez Vous Francais?


Not French, nor German, Japanese or Spanish. Not even Swedish or Gallic. I am a one language girl.

But, I do realize this is a handicap in our day and age. Which is why my children will all be learning a foreign language.

We have not yet begun to fight. Or learn (a new language). I know it is a requirement for graduating from high school in most places, My plan has been to start foreign language next year, with BMV in 7th grade.

I am not sure if I will have all the kids learn simultaneously, or each start in 7th grade. Probably the former. Then they can talk foreign-ness to each other.

BMV would like to learn German because one of his good friends is German. He already has a German-English dictionary.

Personally, I am leaning more towards Spanish as a good first foreign language. We have friends who are Spanish and live in Spain, as well as other friends from South and Central America. So I think Spanish would be more practical. Plus, I have built in friends to help me when I get stuck.

I have not looked into any language curriculums yet. I know that a lot of major curriculum lines have foreign language courses. Also, Berlitz is well known for their lessons. And Rosetta Stone is pretty popular too.

I will start researching my options in the spring and will settle  on a course that will (hopefully) meet our needs.

Have you started foreign language with your kids yet?

I'm looking forward to reading all these ladies' posts to glean from their experience...won't you join me?
Savannah...In regards to teaching a foreign language
Chareen...seeking to learn a new language
Lucinda...5 Ways to HomeSchool a foreign language
Nicole...Fun with foreign language
Julie...Foreign language philosophy