Homeschool Foreign Language Curriculum
Super Hero has been making steady progress with his French lately. I’m so pleased to have found our rhythm after a choppy period full of changes. We are now using italki.com, one of the new breed of language learning sites. Here you may find your own native teacher for the unbeatable one-to-one learning. There are literally hundreds of highly qualified teachers (certified to teach) and tutors (for practicing conversation with language enthusiasts) to choose from. A professional teacher may even offer you a few programs for you to pick. There’s also a free option for language exchange with others in the community. Lessons take place via skype, or other live chat or live video app of your choice.
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Highly Affordable One-to-One Foreign Language for Homeschool
Italki makes one to one learning extremely affordable, not to mention convenient. I keep modifying Super Hero’s schedule depending on what’s happening the following week or two. This suits us just perfectly, although I do prefer to keep the schedule consistent of course.
After the first few trials, Super Hero decided on a native professional French teacher, Francine. I must admit, Skype language lessons may not be suitable for all children. Some kids may require more hands-on, games, or other lively activities. Francine, however, seems to have a way with kids. She does list children as one of her specialties. And even though the lesson is not of video-game-exhilaration caliber, it’s very enjoyable. So much so, that Super Hero chooses to continue week after week. Since he began with Francine on February this year, and he still keeps his lessons twice weekly (with a few breaks here and there) I’d say Italki’s quite a winner! And so is Super Hero, for his French has progressed by leaps and bounds.
Anyhow, I wanted to share Italki with you because it may be just the right addition to your foreign language learning. It doesn’t matter which language you fancy, you will find a professional teacher or tutor at Italki. I’ve seen oodles of teachers for the most popular ones like Spanish, French, and Chinese; to more uncommon ones like Urdu and Pashtu. All for a really affordable one-to-one rate.
I can’t be more pleased with this awesome service. So much so, that I’m now adding Latin, and perhaps even Spanish (so that he learns proper grammar from a professional 😉 ) to Super Hero’s italki account.
If you decide to jump in, let me know how you like it.
Happy language learning!!