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Spotlight on Five! ~ Foreign Language

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If you don’t speak a foreign language yourself (or it has been years since you last used your second language for anything more complex than naming colors or counting) the idea of teaching your child to speak another language can be daunting! Fortunately whether you are looking for Mandarin Chinese, ASL, Spanish or something else entirely there are programs out there to help you teach your child, even if you have never taken a foreign language yourself. Here are some great choices to help you get started!
 

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Greek ‘n’ Stuff

The easy way to learn Greek!

Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! teaches biblical Greek to preschoolers and older students (even adults enjoy it) using deductive, inductive, and interactive methodology in a workbook format. These easy-to-use workbooks require no prior knowledge of Greek.

Take the drudgery out of learning Latin!

Latin’s Not So Tough! introduces Latin to young students before they decide classical languages are too difficult to learn. Enjoyable activities implant in young minds a love of learning.

Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! and
Latin’s Not So Tough! begin gently and advance gradually, providing reinforcement through a variety of workbook activities and translation exercises. The overwhelming response from our customers … “This is my child’s favorite subject.”



Are you hungry for God’s Word?

The Alone With God Bible Studies progress through Jonah and Ruth, Esther, I Samuel, and Acts with simple questions taken directly from Scripture. Sidebars in each one-week lesson highlight insights into geography, history, culture, and people of biblical times. Memory verses. “Think and Pray About It” life applications.



Greek ‘n’ Stuff, founded in 1996, provides quality materials for homeschool, Christian school, and Sunday School environments.



Contact:

Greek ‘n’ Stuff

P.O. Box 882

Moline, IL 61266-0882

www.greeknstuff.com

309-796-2707

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Mango Languages

Mango Language’s Homeschool Edition is helping homeschool parents grow students brighter with a fun and engaging new approach to language learning. After just one lesson, it’s delightful to see students excited over how quickly they comprehend new words and phrases in a foreign language.

With over 60 world languages to choose from online and PDF-curriculum outlines, homeschool parents have just as much fun following along and learning, too. And keeping up with students’ progress tracking and grades is a breeze with Mango’s assessment portal, the one-stop shop that monitors all activity and reports back.

Mango was built by professional linguists and works with a unique methodology, which they consider to be the four main components of language learning–grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and culture.


Aside from the company’s bright colors and friendly attitude, Mango sets itself apart with its love for keeping up a strong connection and dedication to supporting homeschool educators.

All Mango users are encouraged to reach out at 877-626-4611 or to support@mangolanguages.com with questions, comments, and product feedback. Improvement suggestions are always more than welcome, too!

For more information on Mango Languages and how they’re growing students brighter, visit mangolanguages.com/oldschoolhouse.

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Schola Publications / Latin Road

A favorite of homeschool families for 23 years, The LATIN Road to English Grammar is the ONLY curriculum… 
  • especially designed for parents and teachers who have never studied Latin before. All your preparation work is done for you and you teach while you learn. 
  • that has an advanced English grammar study built into it. No need to teach them as separate subjects which saves you time and expense. 
  • that is a serious study of the Latin language, so serious that your student can earn two years of high school foreign language credit for the 3-year study. 
  • where you can begin as early as 5th/6th grade or in 4th grade with our introduction to Latin, The BRIDGE to the Latin Road. 
We invite you to visit our website at www.thelatinroad.com and learn the practical and historical reasons for learning Latin as they relate to vocabulary, spelling, and the working introduction to our most common spoken languages. You can also download free sample videos, listen to audio workshops, take video tours of each volume, and review our frequently-asked questions. 

Email us at schola@thelatinroad.com to receive your invitation to our free webinars.

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Breaking the Barrier, Inc.

Looking for an easy-to-implement, proven, all-in-one Spanish or French program? 

The Breaking the Barrier Spanish or French Homeschool Package
offers a complete curriculum and is available in three levels – Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each level is the equivalent of a year-long course, providing everything your student needs to learn a foreign language. Inside each package you’ll find our workbook-textbook for all lessons and exercises, accompanying CDs with audio recordings from native speakers, answer key booklet, testing program (with answers!), and our handy Oasis Travel Dictionary. 
All this for only $99!


This is truly a year of language learning in a box. Here’s what others are saying about us: 
 

“The Breaking the Barrier curriculum is all about substance and structure, and it has worked extremely well in our mixed classroom of traditional students and independent homeschoolers.”
Scott Kays, Frankfort Covenant Academy 


We invite you to join the thousands of households around the nation that are using our program to master a new language. 

Visit www.tobreak.com/homeschool to learn more or call us anytime at 978-448-0594 to put your student on the fastest path to language fluency.

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MIDDLEBURY INTERACTIVE 


Start your child on the path to bilingualism! 

Studies show the benefits of world language learning are extensive from enhanced creativity and empathy to improved critical thinking and communication skills. Middlebury Interactive’s engaging language courses-named the Schoolhouse? Review Crew’s Favorite Foreign Language Curriculum-offer K-12 students the opportunity to immerse themselves in language and culture in an interactive, online environment. 

Developed by Ph.D.-level academics and linguistic experts, courses utilize real-world reading, writing, listening and speaking activities combined with task-based activities to accelerate language acquisition. Courses are available in Spanish, French, Chinese and German from elementary through Advanced Placement? and can be taken as self-paced, independent study or with the guidance of a certified virtual world language teacher. 

Middlebury Interactive’s world language courses are supported by decades of research showing that students need exposure to authentic materials and frequent opportunities to interact in the target language in order to succeed. Task-based activities and interactive exercises are applicable to real-life settings to build confidence communicating in language, while teaching language and culture simultaneously. 

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Math seems so straightforward, doesn't it? Numbers, patterns, formulas, and procedures all so clearly laid out with rules for each problem that just have to be learned and followed. Easy. Until you have a child and a math program that aren't a good match for each other and then the whole thing changes! If you are looking for a new fit, or even just need to shake things up a little and add some excitement to your math day, take a look at these great offers.
 

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Math-U-See

 
Math-U-See is a complete K-12 math curriculum that uses manipulatives to illustrate and teach math concepts. We "Build Understanding" in students with a multi-sensory, mastery-based approach suitable for all levels and learning styles.

 

Our curriculum is organized into levels, not grades, so that students can be placed and proceed according to individual ability. When students demonstrate mastery of a concept, they are ready to move on to the next concept. Math-U-See is designed to teach students specific skills that build as the student progresses. This systematic and cumulative approach uses a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction.
The Math-U-See system is structured with step-by-step procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. Each lesson teaches through multi-sensory tools such as videos, manipulatives, and other resources, designed to appeal to any type of learner.
Our new online placement tools help you place your students accurately in the Math-U-See curriculum, with immediate feedback. More than just right and wrong, these assessments are a combination of written assessment and an "interview" in which you, the parent, can determine how well your student understands the concepts.
Visit our website to learn more about our curriculum, see demonstration videos, and take the new online placement tests. 

 

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ALEKS

 
Engage your child with
ALEKS®, the online math program that personalizes every lesson, every day, to build mathematics proficiency and confidence. For your child who needs additional review or is ready to move ahead,
ALEKS uses adaptive technology to deliver self-paced instruction targeted to each child's learning needs.
ALEKS is a complete home curriculum math solution:

 

  • 24/7 online access on computers and tablets
  • Immediate feedback and detailed explanations for every problem
  • Built-in progress assessments
  • Full course library spanning grades 3-12
  • One-stop Master Account to monitor progress
Learn more about ALEKS for Homeschooling.

 

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Educents

 
At Educents, our mission is to provide affordable education by giving you the BEST discounts on educational materials. Our customers LOVE the Life of Fred Math books and so do we! Find out how to incorporate Life of Fred into your homeschooling, and at the best price on the Internet!
 
Use Educents to discover innovative and fun math resources for your homeschool today!

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SchoolhouseTeachers.com

 
Take a look at the variety of fun learning opportunities available to your entire family with just one membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com. For example:
Pre-Algebra:
This is a complete, ten-month pre-algebra course with written instruction and daily worksheets.

 

Fractions with Vivian Owens:
A fun, twelve-week fraction workshop focusing on understanding the basics of fractions using a visual and hands-on approach.

 

Elementary Math:
A video series by Dr. Peter Price designed to help parents understand how to teach elementary math concepts.

 

Trigonometry:
A supplemental, fourteen-week course perfect for review of trigonometry facts with veteran teacher Martha Candler.

 

Everyday Games:
These games from Teresa Evans are low-prep printables that deliver tons of fun. Teresa shares a new game every weekday, alternating weeks between elementary reading/phonics and math.
Plus we have fun Daily Math and Algebra for Kids worksheets for practicing and reviewing important skills! 

For a complete listing of all of our resources, visit our Site Content page or take a tour of the site on our Start Here page. Co-op and small group pricing are available.
We make teaching math as easy as
Point. Click. Teach.

 

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SchoolhouseTeachers.com

 
Have you seen the Fraction Workshop by Vivian Owens? This brand new class joins the more than 100 classes already on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. This is a fun, twelve-week fraction workshop focusing on understanding the basics of fractions using a visual and hands- on approach. Designed for students of any age who need a boost understanding fractions, this workshop will illustrate fractions using concrete objects-balls, vegetables, popsicle sticks, and more. Over the course of twelve weeks, students will learn: 
  • What a fraction is 
  • The terms associated with fractions 
  • How to multiply and divide fractions 
  • How to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators 
  • How to apply their knowledge of fractions to word problems and the real world 
Try SchoolhouseTeachers.com for thirty days for only $1. Keep it and pay just $12.95 a month and lock in that rate for as long as you keep your membership, no matter how many new classes and features we add. 
 
One membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com serves your entire family, regardless of how many children you are homeschooling or their ages. There are no per-child fees, and courses are not live so you can start them any time. 
 

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"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).
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