• Why we picked LATIN as our foreign language!

    latinimage-jpgSo, May is foreign language month! And boy, do I have a tale to tell you! Sit back, relax and let me explain WHY we picked Latin.

    What? Latin? Who picks Latin? It is a dead language. Nobody wants to learn Latin. I mean we are not doctors or in Roman times. Guess what, I have weird kids!LOL

    It was time to learn a foreign language and I was met with a lot of resistance. They didnít want to. Who cares? Why? Do YOU use the French you took in High School Mom? Too bad, it is good to learn something. We tried Spanish via their Nintendo DSís and while it was OK, it was just OK. They didnít enjoy it, they didnít learn past a certain point. Mom got tired of the daily fight. You know what I am talking about! UGH

    So, we sat down and talked. WHAT would you like to learn? And donít tell me Klingon. You can learn THAT on your own time! LOL Guess what? They wanted to learn an obscure language that they could talk to each other in, use as part of their career (youngest wanted to work in the science field at that time) and utilize in their video games that spoke the dead language of Latin. Hmmmm, guess we are learning LATIN!

    Now came the challenge of finding a Latin curriculum that we could use and understand and most of all, LEARN from. Nothing too boring. Nothing to complicated. Lots of Mom research aka late nights Googling Latin and Homeschool. Reading reviews until my head spun!
    I finally stumbled upon Getting Started with Latin for Homeschoolers! It was a great book AND CD we could follow along with!

    It took us longer than expected(planned 1 semester but it took about 18 months in reality) but as a family, we learned Latin. Did I retain any of it? Yes. Lots? Nope. Did my boys, Yes. Would we do it again? I donít know. It was fun and different learning for our homeschool but I think from a Mom point of view, I would push for a different foreign language.

    Youngest currently works in the retail industry and I do think, in our area, that Spanish would benefit him more. And currently am pushing him to take online classes. Even just basic lessons. In fact, I am considering going back and finishing my French lessons I started in High School.

    Remember, you are never to young OR old to learn. And foreign language hits a part of your brain and makes it expand. The joys of homeschooling make all this learning possible!

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