Combining Super Mario with Foreign Language Learning

My kids all love Mario.  At breakfast time each morning my children watch a video in a foreign language.  I have some DVDs around the house and I also utilize Youtube for the many great kid’s shows in foreign languages. This morning I discovered some Super Mario videos on Youtube…

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Foreign Language Progress – Mandarin

We are slowly learning Mandarin in our homes school using My First Chinese Reader.  My kids have been making their way through at a slow and steady pace.  We work toward mastery so we remain on a task until the child knows the material.  I work one-on-one with each child.…

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Learning Multiple Foreign Languages in a Homeschool Setting

Being able to converse in multiple languages is something that is important to our homeschool so we spend a bit of time working toward that goal.  For several years now we have been slowly learning 3-4 languages.  Right now we are working on Arabic, Mandarin, and ancient Greek.  French was…

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Learning to read and write in Arabic

This school year we are continuing with Alif Baa.    Alif Baa is a Arabic curriculum that teaches you how to read, write, hear and produce all the sounds in the Arabic language.  It does cover basic vocabulary as well.  The Alif Baa curriculum introduces you to the sounds of the different letters of the…

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