Parents, are you wondering if you need to fulfill state foreign language requirements for your high schooler? Join us today on Home School Heartbeat as host Mike Smith interviews HSLDA High School Consultant Diane Kummer on how you can set and meet goals for your student’s foreign language credits.
Our guest today is Diane Kummer, one of HSLDA’s high school consultants. Diane, thank you so much for joining us today!
Hi Mike, so glad to be with you!
Diane, some parents might be wondering if their student really needs to take a foreign language in high school. Why is it important for homeschoolers to learn a foreign language anyway?
Parents should check HSLDA’s website to see if their state even requires a foreign language. Most states don’t. However, I think that parents should consider teaching a foreign language for several reasons. Learning a foreign language is advantageous when traveling or living in an area with many internationals. You know, foreign language is helpful when applying for certain jobs or serving in missions or charitable work.
Well what are some ways, Diane, that homeschool highschoolers can earn language credits?
Well, if teaching a foreign language makes you shudder—and it does most parents—there are options such as dual enrollment at community college, curriculum that includes DVD instruction, a private tutor perhaps, or even a local homeschool co-op class.
Well, Diane, thank you for being with us today. I’m sure our listeners will find your input very helpful. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.