Homeschooling means that I have taken my children’s education into my hands, and that includes teaching them another language, learning French. Here in Canada the first language is English and our second language is French. Public schools teach French as a second language quite early on, or in some cases you can choose to put your child in French Immersion.
Which means we are learning French in our homeschool this year, or relearning if you’re me.
Learning French at Home
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Books We are Using
Because I am naturally drawn to books, we have gotten books from the library as well as bought a few.
One book that I really like is The Everything Kids’ Learning French book. I had originally checked it out from the library, I really liked it, and knew that it was going to have to have a permanent place on our bookshelf. Why do I love it? Because not only does this book have the written french, the list of words are also written out phonically, as the mom struggling to remember french this is very, very helpful.
There are not only pages to practice what they are learning written, but also fun activities like “look at this page in a mirror”.
Some other great books that we have are:
You can click on the above image to get a printable PDF.
After the Everything Kids’ book, our favorite French learning resource is Duolingo. A FREE website to learn not only French but other languages as well. My oldest is currently loving it. You choose how often you (or your child) wants to do it, and for how long at a time. It’s great for learning to speak and write/read another language.
Flash Cards – You could also make your own flash cards, making them for the level of skill you and/or your child are at.
YouTube – There are a lot of videos you can check out. We have been watching Monde des Titounis for the ABC song so we know how to pronounce the letters. Same goes for numbers and more.