Day 8- Back to Homeschool Giveaways


 
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Welcome to Day 8 of the 10 Days of Back to Homeschool Giveaways. If you haven’t entered the other 7 giveaways, do that now!! Today’s giveaway is brought to you by Middlebury Interactive. In addition to giving away one free language course of your choice {Spanish, French, German, or Chinese- valued at $119}, they also have a special message for you:

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As a homeschool mom of four, I have heard frustration in homeschool circles when it comes to choosing a world language curriculum. There are many options, but without expertise in that area, quite a few homeschool parents feel frustrated determining which option is best for their children. Even as a Spanish teacher, I had to do a great deal of research on how to provide the best world language education to my own children. Ultimately we chose Middlebury Interactive’s online curriculum, and our children have greatly benefited from it, continuing their language study in high school and college.

One of the benefits of digital language courses is that they offer homeschool families flexibility. Courses are self-paced, offer individualized learning and are adaptable to many different learning styles. Additionally, they are highly effective for the advanced, self-disciplined student. A good digital language program can compensate for the absence of a world language teacher and give students the start in second language acquisition that they need to be successful.

There are many proven benefits to exposing students to language and culture at an early age, starting with elementary courses. Students in middle school and high school will become successful in their pursuit of second language acquisition through task-based activities that reinforce learned skills and provide immediate feedback, as well as videos featuring native speakers at native speeds. Some families have benefited from purchasing additional support from a language teacher, while others find that doing it on their own fits their child’s learning style.

The self-paced program is enticing to homeschoolers in that they can work on the program as slowly or as quickly as fits their learning style and interest. Because digital programs offer that freedom, a homeschool student who is highly interested in languages can work through a program quickly at his or her own pace. A student who needs to work a bit slower but still wants to learn the language can also do so. Both types of students are able to learn the language at a comfortable pace.

A digital language education program, such as Middlebury Interactive’s, gives students access to listening activities with native speakers, authentic materials to read that are created for the target culture, opportunities to write and speak, as well as instruction on grammar. Because the interactive online program is complete with computer-scored assessments, a homeschool parent can feel confident that they will be able to accurately monitor their student’s progress in the language. Because most homeschool students don’t have a certified world language teacher available, a good world language curriculum can still allow homeschool students to study a second language in their own home.

As a homeschool mom, I actually learned alongside my children. We enjoyed exploring and finding ways to reinforce what they were learning in their curriculum. Through the digital courses, a homeschool parent can find ways to reinforce the language, such as during dinner hours—where only the language is spoken, art and music exhibits that feature the culture they are studying, finding a native speaker with whom they can practice, attending a church service in the language, visiting cultural restaurants or volunteering within a community of people that speak the language.

When considering a language program for your children, consider the flexibility, accessibility and benefits that a stand-alone digital curriculum can provide for your children. Your children will have the flexibility they need to learn the language and have access to a curriculum that will hone their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. And remember, you don’t have to be a language teacher for your children to learn a second language.

Enter to win a free language course!

Win one semester of an independent study online K-12 language course for your child in Spanish, French, German or Chinese. A $119 value! To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. All entries will be verified. The winner will be announced on 9/15/16. Good luck!

 

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  1. I would choose Spanish.

  2. probably spanish

  3. I would choose Spanish.

  4. Awesome giveaway!! I would choose the middle school spanish course. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  5. Spanish. Also, I typed in the wrong name for Instagram ;}

  6. Spanish for sure. This is such an awesome opportunity!

  7. I would love to win this giveaway because we don’t speak any foreign languages currently in our family and this one looks like a lot of fun!

  8. I would choose either Latin or Spanish

  9. We are missionaries in Peru, so I would definitely choose Spanish for my kids.

  10. Oooh, I’m interested in the Spanish program!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  11. Probably Spanish

  12. We’ve used Middlebury before, and my kids loved it! We’d definitely try Spanish again.

  13. My daughter would love to learn French! This is an awesome giveaway!

  14. Would love to learn Spanish. so hard to talk to the parents of the Sunday School class sometimes

  15. I would choose French.

  16. Spanish or French!!! 🙂

  17. I would get Spanish if I won

  18. I live in Arizona so Spanish would be the best.

  19. We would love spanish!

  20. My middle schoolers are very interested in learning German!

  21. I would choose Spanish.

  22. My daughter wants to learn either Spanish and Chinese. 🙂

  23. My daughter is learning French with her homeschool enrichment program, so French!

  24. I would choose middle school Spanish! Thanks!

  25. I would choose Spanish…or maybe German (my oldest wants to learn German). I want to learn Korean. (

  26. Spanish! Living in S. Florida it would be extremely helpful!

  27. I think Spanish. My kids have already started learning it. 🙂

  28. If I won, I would choose the Spanish. I’m
    Hispanic and bilingual but, while my husband is Hispanic, he is not bilingual. Unfortunately, I haven’t spoken much Spanish in the home as a result (this momma feels really guilty about that) and my girls would benefit from help like this. Here’s hoping we win!!

  29. I think I might choose German, or Spanish, depending on what my kids want to do. I think German would be a bit more interesting, but it really depends on what my kids would want to learn. 🙂

  30. I would choose French.

  31. We have been trying to learn German. We know numbers, colors, and a few basics. This would be awesome!

  32. Spanish would be the language we would like to learn.

  33. It would be brilliant to study and learn Spanish.

  34. French! Amazing giveaway!

  35. I would choose Spanish, although my daughter wants to learn Chinese, too.

  36. Would love to have this to help learn Chinese; we would love to use it in our ministry work.

  37. I would probably pick Spanish.

  38. I would pick Spanish because our community has many Spanish speaking families.

  39. I would pick Spanish, because I believe this will be a second language in the United States before any other languages.

  40. Spanish!! We would study Spanish. Although my 7th grader is interested in French…

  41. I would have to decide between German & Spanish-amazing opportunity.

  42. I’d love this for my 10th grader! Thx!

  43. I would pick Spanish:)

  44. We’d go for the Chinese lessons!!!

  45. Spanish or German

  46. I would choose French. My son has done Spanish and Latin, and wants to do French.

  47. My child would choose French as I am of French Canadian heritage and my eldest would like to learn the language too.

  48. We would choose Spanish.

  49. If we won we would choose Spanish!

  50. I would choose Spanish.

  51. Spanish too.

  52. I would choose Spanish.

  53. My children would like to learn Spanish..so maybe this will help:)

  54. I would choose Spanish

  55. I would choose Spanish because we are heading to South America on missions trips.

  56. I would love for my children to learn German – it’s part of their heritage 🙂

  57. My kids are fairly fluent in French, and have looked into German and Spanish so this would be great!

  58. I would choose Spanish.

  59. Maybe French.

  60. My daughter is loving the little spanish we are working on, so I’d love to win this!

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