Happy Thoughtful Thursday!
Here are two more guest posts I wrote for two very interesting homeschooling blogs:
- How To Teach a Foreign Language Even If You Don’t Speak It over at For Him and My Family
- Three Languages, One Homeschool over at Only Passionate Curiosity
The titles pretty much speak for themselves. I think you know by now that it is my passion to encourage homeschooling moms to dare to teach a foreign language in their homeschool even if they do not speak it.
On the other hand, I have a special interest in bilingual and trilingual moms who try to pass on their languages to their children. And yes, there are polyglot moms out there who still haven’t figured out how to do it.
The reasons vary from fear to laziness. (Wait, did I actually write that?)
Well, I am here to tell you that it is your duty to teach your children a foreign language just as much as it is to feed them. Ever heard the expression, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime?”
I have been making a living since I was 18 with foreign languages, i.e. because I learned French and English in my childhood and adolescence. Not everybody is called to leave their country and become a translator or a language teacher or a customer service rep in several languages like I was. But having another language in your list of skills will take you places you never dreamed possible. Guaranteed.
Now that’s food for thought.