Monday, June 28, 2010
What is Bilingual Homeschooling?
Probably the most common type of bilingual homeschooling, Language Learners are English-dominant and learn a second language (Spanish) generally at an early age for greatest success. The second language learning begins in Kindergarten or 1st grade and continues to be developed throughout the entire learning process.
Is different from bilingual learning, but takes a multicultural approach by emphasizing learning about foreign cultures and traditions for a more global learning experience. Homeschoolers may begin learning a foreign language (Spanish) in later years.
So in a perfect world, bilingual homeschoolers would fall under the Partial Immersion category, but the reality is that most land somewhere between Partial Immersion and Language Learning. Wherever your homeschooling journey takes you, the key is to remember that the intentions of your heart and the efforts you put into raising a bilingual child are what define you.
• What is Bilingual Education :: NABE
• The Reinvention of Bilingual Education in America's Schools :: Slate
• Advantages of Bilingual Education :: Buzzle.com
• Bilingual Education - Need for Bilingual Education, Benefits of Bilingualism and Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual Education :: State University
I'm excited that this post is part of Bilingual for Fun's Blogging Carnival on Bilingualism. This month's host is Sarah at Bringing up Baby Bilingual. Check out her article with links to a wonderful collection of posts by a large number of bilingual bloggers. And if you'd like to participate in the next carnival, click here for more information.
Con mucho cariño…