Would you like your kids to learn a foreign language, but you’re not sure where to even start? Maybe you don’t know a foreign language and you’re wondering how to help them if you’re not fluent. This is such a common pain point for many homeschool families, but there’s a fabulous solution that is actually fun to use.
Just a heads up, I’m a partner for The Cultured Home, so I earn a commission if you purchase these lessons through one of the links here. Don’t worry though, I wouldn’t be telling you about it if I didn’t love it and believe it can make a big difference to your family.
Our Foreign Language Experience
When we started homeschooling over a decade ago, we were living in New Brunswick, Canada, which is a bilingual province. So even though I learned Spanish in high school, I found myself searching for resources that I could use to teach my young children French in our homeschool. I did find materials to use, but the whole process was frustrating and didn’t yield great results.
Fast forward 10 years, and those little boys are now in high school, still struggling to learn a language that mom can’t help them with. If they had had a better foundation, I’m sure the story would be much different.
Maybe you can relate?
We know the benefits of foreign language instruction and we know that kids’ brains are wired to be able to pick up a new language much easier than a grown up’s brain.
But many of us don’t even try to introduce a foreign language at a young age because it just seems too overwhelming.
Foreign Language Immersion Through Play
What if you could include foreign language in your homeschool in a more natural way? What if your kids could spend 30 minutes a week immersed in a language and also learn it through play?
This is the way kids learn their mother tongue – naturally identifying objects and learning words in their context through common usage and play.
Remember counting your toddler’s toes with the rhyme “This Little Piggy?”
Why don’t we incorporate the same techniques while learning a foreign language?
Well now you can!
About Cultured Kid Language Programs
The Cultured Home provides easy-to-implement resources that will help you introduce your young kids to a foreign language. The best ages to use this program with kids is from 0 to 8 years old.
The Cultured Home is an online program delivered over 12 months. By providing you with immersive video lessons that introduce topical vocabulary and giving you all the resources and tools you’ll need to help your kids play their way to fluency, this program takes out the guesswork and time wasting while also giving you confidence as you teach your kids a language.
In addition to a new video lesson each week, you’ll also receive play based lesson plans, flashcards, posters, and audiobooks.
You’ll also gain access to The Cultured Kid Community where you’ll find connection and support from like-minded parents all over the world.
We’ve just started using the French program with my 6-year-old, and I’m excited to see the results that will come!
Free Checklist + Video Series
I love programs that give you FREE help even if you don’t purchase from them. Here are some great resources to dip your toes into this topic if you’re not ready to take the plunge.
Free checklist: How to Teach Your Kids a Language – Even if You’re not Fluent!
Free 4-part video series: How to Teach Your Kids a Second Language at Home
Then, if you decide to teach a foreign language in your homeschool, you can take the Cultured Kid Language Program for a free ride before you purchase. Here’s a 7 day FREE trial.
Abby is a former public school teacher, now homeschooling her five children. She’s in the trenches just like you and knows it can be challenging to be home with your kids all day while you struggle to keep up with the housework and educate your kids (and maybe even work on the side!). She blogs over at www.4onemore.com and hosts the Homeschool with Moxie podcast.