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Our Experience With Homeschool Spanish Academy

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Recently my 13 year old son and I got to try out an online video-conferencing Spanish program called, “Homeschool Spanish Academy” and we’re really excited to share our experience with SpanglishBaby readers. Homeschool Spanish Academy – What is it? Founded in 2010, Homeschool Spanish Academy is an online “Spanish institution that offers interactive immersion lessons with native-speaking Spanish instructors in Central America,” (Guatemala to be exact.) As the name indicates, Homeschool Spanish Academy is aimed at homeschooled children, but IRead More ...

Back to {Bilingual} School Week

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By tomorrow, the majority of school-aged children in this country will be back in school. My daughter has already been back for more than a month, since her school follows a modified school calendar which means she gets more time off during the year and has a shorter summer. Most kids went back in mid-August, but many of them are relishing their last few hours of summer break. While back to school tends to make a lot of moms –Read More ...

Yo También Puedo Ser Presidente {Giveaway}

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Regardless of your political affiliation, it’s impossible to deny that finally having an African-American become president of this nation won’t go down as one of the most significant historical events of this century. I was one of the lucky journalists to cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver when Barack Obama became the party’s first African-American nominee for President. I say I was lucky because I’ll never forget the feeling of hope I shared with the Latinos I wasRead More ...

Ask an Expert: Am I contributing to my bilingual son’s language delay?

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The following question was sent by Sandra Villalobos. You can also send your question to the Experts by clicking here. My son has language delays. I guess it is because we speak Spanish and English at home.  My native language is Spanish and my husband’s is English. Before my son was born we researched the best way to help Ian learn both languages: the general recommendation from a multitude of sources is “one-person, one-language.”  My husband mostly follows that recommendation,Read More ...

ReadMe: When Times are Tough/En tiempos difíciles

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Most of us have been affected one way or another by the economic woes this country has been through in the last couple of  years. And, although children might be too young to understand all the implications and repercussions of a bad economy, they are not blind to the changes these bring about in their lives. Yet, at least for me, money is one of the toughest subjects to talk about with children. And,  if you have a preschooler, you probably know all too well how theyRead More ...

Ask an Expert: How can I motivate my son to speak more Spanish?

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Today’s Ask an Expert question was sent in by Marlene, a native English speaker who is raising her two boys bilingually. “I have 2 sons: a 6 year old and a 3 year old. We read books in Spanish, watch v-Me, sing songs in Spanish and my husband and I communicate to them mostly in Spanish. However, my 6 year old refuses to speak it. He understands most of what we say to him but seems to have trouble recallingRead More ...

Resources for Bilingual Homeschoolers

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We hope you’ve enjoyed and learned a few things during our bilingual homeschooling week. As I mentioned at the beginning of the week, although there are tons of resources for those homeschooling their children, there are not a whole lot when it comes to doing it in two languages. Either way, we’ve put together a list of links that we hope will be of some use to you. Some of them are just great links of homeschooling in general, othersRead More ...

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