Episode 39: When Should You Teach Foreign Language and Why?

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Expand your child’s horizons without stepping out of your front door! Introducing a foreign language into your homeschool opens up a new world of opportunity. In Episode 39 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: When Should You Teach Foreign Language and Why? Christine and Stephanie explain how you can get started today.


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Check out foreign language resources mentioned in this episode, such as Whistlefritz, Greek ‘n’ Stuff, JAM with Latin, and Flip Flop Spanish in Spotlight: Learning a Foreign Language.

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How can you make the world a bit smaller? Learn a foreign language. When we know another language besides our own, it’s like bringing part of the world within our reach—the people, the culture, the places. Why settle for one tiny corner of the world when so much can be learned about the rest of it? courses include Spanish, French, Latvian, Korean, Latin, ESL, and ASL. See which foreign language courses offers. 

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“The sky is the limit when you can pick up another language.” —Christine Weller

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