Need to know how to homeschool World Languages in high school?
How to Homeschool World Languages in High School
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
- Sign Language
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: 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.