Category Archives: language

Foreign Language

Thinking about adding foreign language to your current curriculum? Wondering what to choose? You don’t have to get get a second mortgage for one of those big name foreign language programs. There are tons of free courses online! Some of my favorites are:

In fact you can find a list of great free foreign language resources in this slideshow. Yes, this list is geared to high school. But many of the resources listed can also be used for younger students. There is likely to be one in this list that will work perfectly for your budding linguist!

Annual Testing

There are different laws in each state regarding annual testing. Some states don’t even require it. However, the majority of us are asked to assess our homeschoolers’ progress each year. In past years I have always waited till mid July to have our testing done. This year it dawned on me, why am I waiting so long?? I should be having it done as soon after we finish for the summer as possible, while the information is still fresh in my students’ minds.

With that in mind, I called our chosen tester to schedule our appointment. She informed me that the test has been updated. Oh, boy! This year the kids will be asked to edit sentences and then write their own sentences. Not something that we have practiced a lot of. Instead of panicking I turned to one of my favorite sites. Time4Writing has some great free resources which will work wonderfully to prepare my kids for this year’s testing.