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Quest Clubs offer badges for foreign language in the DISCOVER THE WORLD category.  Young students may earn badges by following the requirements listed on the Quest Clubs website OR they may design their own project with the approval of a parent or mentor. 

Web links for Foreign Language Studies

Rosetta Stone is regarded by many homeschoolers as the finest foreign language curriculum on the market. The latest version, Homeschool Version 3 with Audio Companion®, provides students with a rich, interactive, and engaging language learning experience, featuring:

  • Speech recognition technology provides instant feedback and improves pronunciation.
  • Interactive and engaging speaking activities help learners speak a new language in just a few screens.
  • Grammar and spelling components build comprehensive language skills.
  • Real-life simulated conversations test language skills.
  • Predefined curriculum paths assist in lesson planning and in achieving learning objectives.
  • Parent Administrative Tools deliver easy-to-read reports and graphs, letting parents monitor student progress, view activity scores and create reports suitable for an academic portfolio.
Rosetta Stone official website:  http://www.rosettastone.com/

Discount pricing for Rosetta Stone available to Home School families at:  https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org

For over 30 years, The Learnables® has been a favorite foreign language curriculum among homeschoolers. Time and again, the readers of Practical Home Schooling magazine selected it as their top choice for foreign language curriculum, and prominent homeschoolers have offered high praise:

"My heart still belongs to The Learnables®. Unlike other programs, which stress grammar, and drill, International Linguistics teaches language through word-picture association. The stories are clever." - Mary Pride, Editor, Practical Homeschooling Magazine

"Homes schoolers will find The Learnables® the perfect course to use." - Susan Moore, Editor's Choice

"The Learnables® has helped thousands of home schoolers learn a foreign language as effortlessly as they learned English." - Kath Fisher,Homeschooler's Resource Directory

According to Cathy Duffy in "101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum"The Learnables® "works well for homeschooling families for at least four reasons:

  1. "Flexibility for different age learners. Using the different components, The Learnables® can be used to instruct children from elementary grades through high school (and even adults!).
  2. "Does not require the parent to know or teach the language
  3. "Multisensory format works for many different learning styles.
  4. "Inductive, experiential methdology is a more natural learning method than traditional approaches..."
And, last but not least, The Learnables® is more affordable than other well-known foreign language curriculums that also use a language immersion system, especially when you factor in your Co-op member discount!

Click here for The Learnables official website

Discount pricing available to home school families at:  https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org

Foreign language DVDs and online instruction for children.  http://www.language-tree.com/

Every Language Tree product employs a unique Multi-Cognition Approach to enhance learning and retention.  This methodology stresses three proven learning techniques:

  1. Repetition
  2. Active thinking
  3. Information clustering

First, new phrases are repeated multiple times which provides ample opportunity for your brain to register the information. Next, we take learning to a deeper level by encouraging you to think actively about the meaning of the phrases. Lastly, because too much information at once can be difficult to absorb, we group new words and phrases into easy-to-manage clusters.

The net result is that you will be able to learn more at a faster rate and be able to better retain what you’ve learned.

duoLingo:  Free language education. Classes in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese  https://www.duolingo.com/

Other Web Links for Language Arts:


Ellen McHenry's Basement Workshop Latin Games:



Basic Spanish:  


123 http://www.123teachme.com/learn_spanish/spanish_for_children






Spanish for Kids:  


      Language Tree www.languagetree.com

·         Kids Spanish Video lesson (family) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJtxynOYTg0

Spanish for Kids by Kids   http://foreignlanguagesforkids.com/

·         Lessons http://curious.com/foreignlanguagesforkidsbykids/desayuno/?gclid=CMTvn__D37kCFepZ7AodwQ0Abg








Russian Lessons http://www.russianlessons.net/

Free Russian Lessons http://www.russianforfree.com/lessons-russian-language-contents.php

Beginners Russian http://www.study-languages-online.com/beginner-course.html

Listen to Russian http://listen2russian.com/menu/



Basic English/German http://www.loecsen.com/travel/0-en-67-2-1-free-lessons-german.html

Free online German Course http://german.about.com/od/onlinecourses/a/An-Online-German-Course.htm

Free Course 2 http://www.deutsch-lernen.com/


Ellen McHenry's Basement Workshop:  Resources for learning French:  



Chinese Tools.com http://www.chinese-tools.com/learn/chinese

Listen & Learn http://www.learnchineseez.com/lessons/mandarin/