Friday, February 10, 2012

Get a jump on Language

You typically don't see foreign languages as a course until your students get to high school. But would you say I was crazy if I liked to start mine in elementary or junior high school? Well, lets just say, I am a bit disgruntle with the "way we always do it" method. I took three years of Spanish in high school, and I cannot speakit fluently. It was a waste of time.
I don't want this to happen to my children. If we are going to learn spanish - we are going to speak it! We have invested in a great language program and found some foreign language games too.  I have started one of my children in 8th grade... I plan to start the others when they reach 7th grade.
The idea is that instead of cramming it all in to two or three years. You take 5-6 to learn the language thoroughly and be able to speak it fluently. What an asset that would be if they were able to finish high school and be fluent in a foreign language...

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