Homeschool Digital Foreign Language Courses

Learning with Online Digital Foreign Language Courses

Online Foreign Language Course

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Middlebury Interactive: Homeschool Digital Foreign Language Courses for K-12.

Last spring as we wrapped up our school year and gazed a little bit into the next year, my daughter mentioned that she would really like to try French. As do many middle school girls her age, she has a fascination with all things Paris, and her room reflects that, with posters, decor, etc. of Eiffel Towers, and all things French.

Just about the time we were looking into French courses, I was given the opportunity to review Middlebury Interactive Foreign Language Courses. Voila! We were so excited! This would be fun and a great educational experience.

A digital foreign language program that is fun and educational at the same time.

“Come talle vou?” I hear coming from my daughter’s room. I peek in and she is fully engaged with the program, speaking the language, and interacting. She isn’t looking a list of French words trying to memorize them, she is immersed in the language. She listens to phrases and has to figure them out, and she is speaking back into the computer. She records herself to compare her pronunciation with the teacher.


I love that Middlebury Interactive is immersion. It is such a natural way to learn a foreign language. We have used other foreign language programs in the past, but this is the first time using something for French. We had always done Spanish, which I already knew somewhat from my high school experience. I did take French way back in middle school, but have no recollection of it, so this program really would need to teach her, since I am not much of a help 😉  I like that Middlebury Interactive allows me, as the parent to be the parent, while the program does the teaching.

This morning however, I noticed my daughter was not as happy with her French lessons as she was when she started. I came down and tried to figure out what the problem was.  She was frustrated with the program and how to use it. After helping her figure out some of the features in Middlebury, her smiles were back. It wasn’t really a problem with the program itself, more of her needing to get used to the way it worked. You see, there are awesome features like a calendar to keep track of her lessons, an easy to use table of contents, and more. She just had a little trouble finding it all. However, later in the day, she came down the stairs excitedly as she blurted out,

“Quoi de neuf!?” (What’s Up?)

Yes, that is the excitement I love to see in learning!

Then…this happened! We were watching I Love Lucy as a family, and it was the episode where they are in Paris. Every time one of the characters would speak French, my daughter would beam with excitement and translate for us! She was so excited to be able to understand! Thanks to Middlebury Interactive for not only teaching my daughter French, but for an enjoyable experience!

You can follow Middlebury Interactive on various social media here:

Middlebury will also be featured in a Twitter party on Oct. 9, 2014. Join them for this fun event!

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Middlebury will also be the featured guest in the weekly iHomeschool Hangout on Oct. 16 when they willl talk about teaching foreign language for homeschool! Visit them on Google +


Enter to WIN from Middlebury Interactive and SAVE 10%

Now YOU can  save 10%! Use the Code HomeSchoolFirst10 on your initial order. 
You can also enter to win a semester course of the language and level you choose!  (This excludes AP courses and is applicable to courses as independent study without the support of a teacher.) The value is $119 per semester.
Please note your email will be given to Middlebury and added to their mailing list.

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