Are you struggling to teach your kids a foreign language in your homeschool? Is it enough to have them fill out foreign language worksheets or do we need to make fluency the goal? What about finding a resource that is meaty enough to count as a foreign language credit on the high school transcript? We talk about all these things and more on this episode with Adelaide, founder of TalkBox.Mom
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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #138 of the Homeschool with Moxie Podcast!
As a former classroom teacher, now homeschooling mom of five, I love to equip and encourage other homeschooling families.
On the Homeschool with Moxie Podcast our goal is to inspire and encourage you with actionable strategies to take you from overwhelmed to confident in your homeschool adventure. Listen to interviews with amazing influencers in the homeschool world and beyond.
Listen to the Podcast – Learning a Foreign Language in Your Homeschool
Adelaide, the founder of TalkBox.Mom, has a superpower! She says that when her family arrives in a country, they can start speaking the language from the very first day. After about two weeks, they can understand the locals, and the locals can understand them. Within a few months, you would think they’d be living there for over a year. This is what she’s poured into TalkBox.Mom by working with native speakers all over the world.
When she’s not traveling with her family and homeschooling her boys, Adelaide is at the TalkBox.Mom Headquarters in Dallas or speaking at conferences all over the world.
Foreign Language Fluency
When you think about how most programs approach foreign language instruction, it almost seems backwards! Instead of working toward fluency first, many programs jump into grammar and vocabulary that should come later. Honestly, just remember how you taught your kids their first language. If you keep these ideas in mind, then teaching a foreign language should be very similar.
Adelaide, founder of TalkBox.Mom, chats with us about how fluency works and how her program aims to bring foreign language fluency into your home. She explains the concept of “layers of fluency” and how these layers take your family far down the path of fluency.
Families can use TalkBox.Mom to teach multiple ages together. This program is well suited to homeschool families! But if you have teens, you’ll be happy to know that your high schoolers can also use TalkBox.Mom toward foreign language credit on their homeschool transcript.
Listen in on this episode to learn more:
- What is fluency?
- How can families use TalkBox to teach multiple ages?
- How does the subscription box work?
- Explain the order of the boxes.
- How long does it take to work through a box?
- How much time per day should you spend if you have young kids? High schooler?
- How can TalkBox be used for high school credit?
- Do you include assessments?
- Where can we try TalkBox for FREE?
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