Tuesday, September 05, 2006
home schooling foreign language conundrum
Jenny is a former elementary school teacher currently home schooling her 7-year-old, and she has a dilemma: she wants her daughter to learn Spanish, but she herself doesn't speak it. Other family members, like grand-parents, great-grand-parents, and cousins do, but they can't help out often enough for their input to count as regular instruction. And she's not alone in this issue--apparently many home schooling parents don't speak the foreign language that their children should study. She's wondering how to approach this situation and considering buying a Spanish educational program on CD-ROM. Does anyone have any advice for Jenny or suggestions for resources?