Monday, June 27, 2011
Home Schooling - Foreign Language Study - Japanese
Alex Practicing Japanese
(Ahchan is our nickname for him)
Learning a foreign language is, I believe, still a prerequisite
for many higher learning institutions.
While we have not been including much foreign language
study in his curriculum...
we have now included it in his daily studies.
He will need it in his future...
he also wishes to visit Japan again.
It is also his wish to marry a Japanese girl from Japan one day...
although he is still too young to really consider marriage at all.
Still, if it will provide incentive for him to learn another language...
especially considering most of his ethnicity is Japanese
(he is 75% Japanese)...
then it is for the good of his future that he has long range plans.
He is using a free language site called LiveMocha.
Although he is merely reciting what has been said and what the text says...
so long as he practices the usage of the correct phrases at the
appropriate times...he will advance.
We will get more advanced programs for him later.
He can also practice with his mother at anytime.
This is a good starting site for anyone wishing to be introduced into
a foreign language.
It is especially good to start it early on.
We shall be getting him Japanese books for children also.
This is a great way to learn as the Japanese children learn...
through level appropriate books.