We live in a world where it is not uncommon to meet people who count English as their second language. It is good for those of us who spoke English first to also speak another language.
Many states and homeschool programs require at least 2 credits of a foreign (world) language. A number of colleges want 3 or 4 credits in the same language.
The allowed languages vary from place to place, so check HSLDA’s website for information (and join, too) on state requirements.
In our area, these languages count:
-Any non-English language currently being spoken
-Latin, Biblical Hebrew and Greek
There are various ways to earn the credit:
-Take classes at the local homeschool umbrella
-Do a language co-op
-Work with a tutor
-On your own: try immersion courses (where the entire course is taught in the language) such as Rosetta Stone (homeschool version)
1 level= 1 credit in the homeschool version
-On your own: try grammar-based curricula such as Switched-on Schoolhouse
-On your own: a couple of our local homeschool families have begun to use Speed Spanish
Do Carnegie Units: 135 logged hours
-On your own: Several of our local families have been using Tell Me More
It has 4 years with online curriculum with 10 Levels with CD curriculum (students at our umbrella school complete 2.5 CDs/year for credit)
-On your own: American Sign Language University
Log 135 hour for Carnegie credit
For struggling learners, there are ways to make the World Languages credit happen. However, you might need to work with your local homeschool advisor to see what is permissible in your area.
How have your homeschoolers been learning world languages?
30 August 2011 / Curricula, Foreign Languages, Geography, High School, Homeschool Information, Language Arts, Literature, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Teaching, Transcripts, World Languages / 0 Comment
Homeschooling the High School years can be intimidating! It doesn't have to scare you away, though!
I love having a quick reference available at my fingertips whenever I'm tackling a project. As you tackle your new school year (tackle the year, not the student!), here's a quick reference list of some of our most popular posts explaining how to homeschool high school. In case you don't know, 7 Sisters Innovative Homeschool Helps is Allison, Kym, Marilyn, Sabrina, Sara, and Vicki, and we have homeschooled our own 27 kids as well as hundreds of others in co-ops, homeschooling day-schools, and other cooperative homeschooling ventures.
On Earning Credits and Transcript Creation:
On English - Literature and Writing:
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