Last night I played a new board game (actually a card game) that is absolutely ideal for Comprehensible Input in any language: it is quick, fun, easy-to-learn, and requires only a few repetitive sentences to play. The sentences are of this type: "I have two elder scrolls", "I have the Cthulhu", "I don't have anything", "What do you have?" More advanced language speakers might ask "What did you say?" or proclaim "She is not a detective, she's a cultist!" Is your interest piqued? Then read on!Read More
What defines a successful homeschool foreign language class?
1. The students learn to communicate in that language - listen, read, write and speak.
2. The students are able to continue to learn that language after the class is over.
3. The students grow a little bit as people during the class.
4. The teacher grows a little bit as a person during the class.
5. The teacher enjoys a reasonable amount of prep time - hours that are possibly less than, and certainly no more than the length of the class itself.