Language Week - Free Homeschool Curriculum Lesson Plan
This week is language immersion week!A foreign languageA new writing systemLatinHebrewHieroglyphicsSign languageShorthandMorse codeLearn to say one or two words in lots of languages.You are going to need to find lots of resources for the week to keep things interesting
This is your opportunity to have a real push at a language you are learning - or to try a new one.
Isn't there a language that you always wished you could start - but never really had the time because you couldn't commit to 'doing it properly'? Well, this is your chance to try it out. You obviously can't learn a new language in a week - so see it as a taster. If you like it you could always continue.
It doesn't have to be a language as such if you think your children wouldn't enjoy it. Here are some ideas of things you could study for the week.
. I know you probably have a shelf load of resources
already, but also see what resources you can find as:online coursesonline gamesprintable flashcardspodcastsvideos in the language (see if your current DVDs can be set to your chosen language)check your local library for resourcescheck Youtube - you will be amazed at what you can find there
It may be best to set yourself a target of learning, say 30 words over the course of the week. It is worth trying to learn these as mnemonics
Start by looking at:Livemocha.com is a great resource - a sort of online (free) Rosetta Stone.There are lots of free language lessons available.
If you are struggling then ask me about homeschool resources
and I will see what I can come up with.We decided that for our week we would try Chinese writing
- I was inspired by a question someone asked, and I have added all the Chinese homeschool resources
I used on that page. The children loved the idea of learning a 'secret' writing system - they did enjoy learning about it, but I think one week was enough for them!Good luck! I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
These lesson plans are part of the Smorgasbord free homeschool curriculum
. Each subject is studied for one week - and then the students switch to something different. The idea behind the curriculum is to introduce your students to a wide range and variety of subjects over the year.