Foreign Language Curriculum


Foreign language is great for expanding young minds. It's also becoming essential in some parts to learn other languages, whether traveling abroad or in a subculture of America. So find a way to squeeze it into your already busy schedule.


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MULTI-LANGUAGE RESOURCES
FREE
DuoLingo    DuoLingo is a free, online foreign language system that uses activities and questions to help you learn a new language. It also tracks your fluency and progression so you can see how fluent you are becoming and how much you practice. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, swedish, Esperanto, Turkish, Norwegian, or Ukrainian. Also available as an app.
Ages:
9-Adult
Style:
Online Interactive

FREE
Hello-World    Hello-world teaches 20 world foreign languages to kids, spoken by native speakers. It uses immersion, games and activities to teach kids a new language.
Ages:
Not Specified
Style:
Online Interactive

$$$
The Learnables    The Learnables uses the comprehension or immersion approach to learning a second language. It teaches students to listen, understand, and most importantly to think in the foreign language.
Ages:
7-Adult
Style:
Online Interactive

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Little Pim    Little Pim is an entertainment immersion method that makes it fun and easy for kids to learn a new language.
Ages:
0-6
Style:
Videos, Flashcards, Books & CD

FREE-
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Mango Languages    Over 60 languages with an interactive, intuitive interface. Includes interesting cultural notes to give more knowledge of the culture associated with the language. It may be free if your library subscribes to Mango.
Grades:
3rd-12th
Style:
Online Interactive

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Middlebury Interactive    Middlebury's courses offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in language and culture in an interactive, online environment. The courses utilitze real-world reading, writing, listening and speaking activities. Languages available are Spanish, French, Chinese and German.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Online Interactive

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Muzzy    Muzzy introduces your child to hundreds of vocabulary words and phrases across many themes. The online version features all new animations, games, and activities.
Ages:
1-12
Style:
DVD & Online Interactive

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Rosetta Stone    Rosetta Stone offers many languages to learn with it's software. It uses a completely immersive environment with no translation or memorization. Images, native speakers, and written words help guide your child through the program. Parents can monitor the progress of students as they progress through the language.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Software

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
FREE
ASL University    American Sign Language University is a resource site for ASL students and teachers. Dr. Bill leads a student in ASL instruction through video learning in a light-hearted, sometimes humorous way.
Ages:
All Ages
Style:
Online Lessons

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Signing Exact English    Signing Exact English is similar to ASL, but while ASL has its own syntax, grammar and idioms, it is different from SEE. SEE is a sign system modeled after the English language. In SEE, the sentence structure, idioms, verb endings, etc. are taken from English. In essence, SEE is a visual form of English.
Ages:
All Ages
Style:
Online Dictionary

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Signing Time    Learn ASL through child-friendly, fun videos presented by Rachel Coleman. Using music, movement, and a great storyline kids learn how to sign in no time.
Ages:
0-8
Style:
DVD & Online Dictionary

FREE-
$$$
Start ASL for Homeschoolers    Learn ASL, culture, history, and careers at Start ASL. Grading is automatic and you can go at your own pace while the site tracks your progres. Tutoring, paid and free courses are all available.
Ages:
All Ages
Style:
Online Lessons

CHINESE
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BetterChinese    Learn Chinese through stories that speak to all ages of kids.
Ages:
PreK-Adult
Style:
Textbook, Workbook, Audio & Online

FRENCH
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The Easy French    The Easy French is fun to learn and easy to teach with funny stories and interesting activities. Uses French Scripture, songs, games and coloring pages.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Textbook & CD

GREEK (KOINE)
$
A Greek Alphabetarion    A Greek Alphabetarion is a primer for teaching how to read, write & pronounce ancient and Biblical Greek. The alphabet is taught in alphabetical order, letter by letter, using a rhythmic cadence to aid the student's memorization. Designed to be used with A Greek Hupogrammon.
Ages:
All Ages
Style:
Textbook & CD

$
A Greek Hupogrammon    A Greek Hupogrammon is a beginner's copybook for the Greek alphabet with pronunciations. Designed to be used with A Greek Alphabetarion.
Ages:
8+
Style:
Workbook

FREE-
$$
Basics of Biblical Greek    Learn the basics of Biblical Greek with online lessons or through the book.
Ages:
Not Specified
Style:
Online Lessons & Book

$
Greek Alphabet Code Cracker    Understanding the Greek alphabet is the key to decoding clues and recovering the stolen Urn of Achilles. Learn all the Greek letters along with the phonetic pronunciations. Practice writing the letters too.
Ages:
9-12
Style:
Book

$$
Greek for Children, Primer A    Greek for Children introduces children to the grammar of Greek. Weekly worksheets and quizzes help students practice and retain vocabulary and grammar concepts.
Ages:
8+
Style:
Textbook, DVD & CD

$-$$
Hey, Andrew! Teach Me: Some Greek    Hey, Andrew! teaches students everything from learning the alphabet to learning moods, irregular adjectives, translating and writing sentences, and parsing and translating II John and III John.
Ages:
8+
Style:
Workbook

$$
Homeschool Greek    Homeschool Greek is a self-teaching program for older children. Vocabulary drill cards help cement language knowledge. Audio pronunciation files are available. This program does not teach the Greek alphabet or phonetic system. Those are taught in A Greek Alphabetarion.
Ages:
8+
Style:
Textbook, DVD & CD

$$
Song School Greek Program    The Song School Greek Program uses a fun, interactive audio cd to guide you along learning Biblical Greek. Write, read, and sing along with the cd.
Ages:
All Ages
Style:
Workbook & Audio

WHERE CAN I BUY CURRICULUM?
New
   You can buy NEW curriculum from Amazon, Rainbow Resource, Christian Book, Homeschool Buyer's Co-op, The Bookies ~ Denver and Mardel ~ Littleton.

Used
   You can buy USED curriculum from Amazon, Abe Books, Better World Books, Book Samaritan, Homeschool Classifieds, Thrift Books, and Salt & Light Learning ~ Loveland.

More Curriculum Information...
HEBREW
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Biblical Hebrew: A Homeschool Primer    Biblical Hebrew teaches how to read and write Biblical Hebrew with a gentle introduction to vocabulary and grammar. Use as the foundation of high school foreign language credits.
Ages:
9+
Style:
Textbook & CD

LATIN
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Memoria Press: Latin    Memoria Press publishes several kinds of Latin curriculum for students - Latina Christiana, Prima Latina, and others.
Grades:
2+
Style:
Textbook, Workbook & CD

$$
Minimus    An elementary Latin course that combines a basic introduction to the Latin language with material on the history and culture of Roman Britain. The book contains a mixture of stories and myths, grammar explanations and exercises, and background cultural information.
Ages:
7-10
Style:
Workbook & CD

$$
Song School Latin    Song School Latin uses a fun, interactive audio cd to guide you along learning Latin. Write, read, and sing along with the cd.
Ages:
All Ages
Style:
Workbook & CD

SPANISH
$$
BookLingual    BookLingual teaches children language through picture books. The ebooks are read on your computer, tablet or phone in both English and Spanish. You can read to them or once they start to understand, they can read it by themselves.
Ages:
0-10
Style:
EBooks, Books, Games & CD

$$
Breaking the Spanish Barrier    Breaking the Spanish Barrier is a rigorous high school level Spanish program. It is a course that teaches both grammar and practical conversation.
Grades:
7th-12th
Style:
Workbook & CD

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Calico Spanish    Calico Spanish is an engaging curriculum designed for children ages 4+. The program is video-based and designed for parents who don't speak Spanish to be able to teach it to their kids at home. All of their extensive teaching resources are available through our Online Access site, so it's cost effective and flexible to meet the needs of many different types of homeschool families.
Grades:
PreK+
Style:
Online Videos & Workbooks

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The Easy Spanish    The Easy Spanish focuses on the phonetics learning of Spanish. It is fun to learn and easy to teach with funny stories and interesting activities. Uses Spanish Scripture, songs, games and coloring pages.
Grades:
K-9th
Style:
Textbook & CD

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Foreign Language for Kids by Kids Spanish    Foreign Language for Kids by Kids uses videos of kids in real life scenarios to teach beginning Spanish. Humorous storylines help the children to relate and follow. The practical language usage helps to speak and understand Spanish in a short time.
Ages:
3-14
Style:
Online Lessons, DVD, Workbook & Games

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Homeschool Spanish Academy    Homeschool Spanish Academy is all online, using Skype to interact with native Latin American speakers to help students learn to speak Spanish. Lessons are already laid out and they take you through each during a 30 minute session. It's probably the best way to learn with a native speaker. More affordable than someone coming to your home, but more expensive than a workbook.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Skype

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La Clase Divertida    La Clase Divertida offers a multi-sensory approach to learning Spanish. You are learning the culture as you learn the language. High School Spanish is available online.
Grades:
PreK-12th
Style:
Online, Manual, Workbook, Activities, DVD & CD

$
Logos Language Institute Spanish    Logos was developed to be a fun, conversational approach to learning Spanish. Everyday and Bible vocabulary are both taught. It is designed for mission-oriented students.
Grades:
Not Specified
Style:
Online Manual & Audio

FREE-
$
Printable Spanish    Printable Spanish offers worksheets, flash cards, puzzles and games for helping kids learn Spanish. Great supplemental material.
Grades:
Not Specified
Style:
Worksheet

$$$$
Risas y Sonrisas Spanish for Kids    Risas y Sonrisas was developed for beginning speakers at the elementary level. It takes a multi-sensory approach with games, singing, and playing. It is ideal for small groups of 2-4 students.
Grades:
K-5th
Style:
Lessons, Workbook, Games & DVD

FREE
Salsa    Salsa is a television show from the Georgia Public Broadcasting that teaches beginning Spanish to children at an elementary level. It combines humor with puppet characters that children fall in love with.
Grades:
K-3rd
Style:
Online TV

$$
Song School Spanish    Song School Spanish is patterened after the Song School Latin curriculum which features weekly lessons with songs/chants, vocabulary, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and activities.
Grades:
1st-3rd
Style:
Workbook & CD

$$
Spanish for Children    Spanish for Children teaches upper-elementary students using the pedagogy and structure of the Latin for Children series combined with immersion-style dialogues and vocabulary. The series emphasizes grammar and the parts of speech as tools for speaking and understanding Spanish.
Grades:
3rd-8th
Style:
Workbook & CD

FREE
Study Spanish    Study Spanish is available online for free for beginner through advanced studies. Go through the lessons and listen to Spanish being spoken.
Grades:
Not Specified
Style:
Online Interactive





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