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Old 04-08-2019, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default World Languages Resources -- Please share what you've used

Please share what you have used or even know about, even if you haven't used it. If you've used it and want to leave a review, please do that, too.

As people post, I will edit this one with a summary organized by language.

Some of these programs may have personal user reviews further down the thread. Feel free to post questions. Even if you see a program already listed, feel free to add your own personal review in the thread.

A listing here is not a recommendation by GCM, simply a starting point for you own research.

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French:

Monarch/Switched on Schoolhouse. This is focused on the culture and geography of France and is a little light on language. $90. https://www.aop.com/curriculum/shop-monarch/french-i

French Essentials for Homeschool. A downloadable interactive curriculum. Free sample. 10 day refund policy. Haven't used it but it looks pretty good. https://www.science.edu/acellus/cour...llus-french-i/

Power Homeschool: https://www.science.edu/acellus/cour...llus-french-i/ They also have a middle school version. Haven't used it but it looks good. Downside is I don't think it can be purchased separately, only as part of their packaged homeschool program.

Francais Interactif https://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/home This is FREE. It is part of the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning at the Univ of Texas Austin.

Houghton Mifflin homeschool French curriculum, Bien Dit. https://www.hmhco.com/search/shop/ho...ategory=french

French in Action. Free interactive online curriculum. https://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html#

Learn French with Alexa. Free lessons on YouTube and also a Purchased curriculum

Classic Academic Press

Breaking the Barrier https://tobreak.com

Getting Started With French, by William Linney



Chinese:

Yoyo Chinese https://www.yoyochinese.com/landing

Michel Thomas https://www.michelthomas.com/


Spanish:

ˇAvancemos! Houghton Mifflin homeschool. https://www.hmhco.com/search/shop/ho...tegory=spanish

Salsa video series on PBS. Immersion, all Spanish. Geared toward younger kids. https://www.pbs.org/show/salsa/

BJU

Classic Academic Press

Breaking the Barrier https://tobreak.com

Getting Started With Spanish, by William Linney



Japanese:

Japanese From Zero. http://www.yesjapan.com/

Irasshai. Free language learning video on PBS. https://www.pbs.org/show/irasshai/


Dutch:

Get Lost, 15 modules for beginners. jekanmewat.nl


Korean:

Korean From Zero. http://www.koreanfromzero.com/



German:

Deutsche im Blik. Free interactive program. http://coerll.utexas.edu/coerll/proj...utsch-im-blick


American Sign Language (ASL):

Signing Time DVDs available from retailers, also some are on Amazon Prime and PBS. Aimed at younger children.
Signing Online https://signingonline.com/
Life Print http://www.lifeprint.com/




Latin:

Getting Started With Latin, by William Linney




Greek:

Classical Academic Press has Latin and Koine Greek For Children


Resources for several languages:
Center for Openness in Education and Language Learning. I am just starting to explore this site but, at first glance, it has some amazing resources that are all FREE.
Duolingo. Free app and website.
Memrise
Rosetta Stone
Pimsleur
Mango
Homeschool Buyers Co-Op
BJU
Abeka
Well Trained Mind Academy
Fluent Forever https://fluent-forever.com/
Book Box https://www.bookbox.com/
Muzzy (for younger kids)
Tuttle Publishing, mainly Asian languages https://www.tuttlepublishing.com/brands/Language.html
Michel Thomas https://www.michelthomas.com/
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koreanfromzero.com Available as free interactive online content, downloadable pdf, or printed textbook.

Tuttle Publishing--All kinds of language learning books, including textbook courses, supplements such dictionaries and alphabet practice, literature for language learners, crafts, history, culture, etc. Specializing in Asian languages. https://www.tuttlepublishing.com/brands/Language.html

ASL
Signing Online--appears to be set up similar to college credit, includes all the standard components of a full course such as vocabulary, grammar, culture, receptive and expressive practice, etc. www.signingonline.com

LifePrint www.lifeprint.com
Free self-study ASL lessons...for some reason, my dd didn't like these, but they are free to explore to find out.

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https://www.pbs.org/show/salsa/ Immersive video (all Spanish, no English) Geared toward elementary. Designed to be comprehensible for beginners. Uses familiar stories such as Goldilocks. Kind of like Sesame Street.
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We use jekanmewat.nl for Dutch. It's supposed to get you to A1 level in the European language coding system. It uses Adobe Flash and the latest update on my Linux system stopped working but all the content is in the PDF boekjes (but without the audio, obviously).
ETA warning: module 10 has a spanking story.

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Also, I love the Fluent Forever method and I think the app, which will be out soon, will be amazing. https://fluent-forever.com

Bookbox.com has stories in heaps of languages.
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We use jekanmewat.nl for Dutch. It's supposed to get you to A1 level in the European language coding system. It uses Adobe Flash and the latest update on my Linux system stopped working but all the content is in the PDF boekjes (but without the audio, obviously).
ETA warning: module 10 has a spanking story.

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Also, I love the Fluent Forever method and I think the app, which will be out soon, will be amazing. https://fluent-forever.com

Bookbox.com has stories in heaps of languages.
All sites/programs using Flash will have to switch to something else. Adobe will no longer support Flash after 2020. Often, when this happens, they stop fixing little problems right away. The site we're currently using for core subjects is flash based, also.

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