Top Foreign Language Lesson Plans For Your Homeschool

These top foreign language lesson plans for your homeschool integrate seamlessly with our online planner and are available for use offline as well.

Foreign Language study in your homeschool

The summer after I finished fifth-grade, I had the opportunity to take a Latin course. I loved that it created a foundation for understanding the roots of so many English words and so many science terms.

When I started homeschooling, I was determined to teach my kids Latin.

And I did! For about 8 weeks.

That was when I realized that one summer of Latin a couple of decades ago really wasn’t going to be enough to help me homeschool Latin. Plus, my kids didn’t want to learn Latin anyway!

I share this because foreign language can feel like a difficult subject to figure out as a homeschool parent. It’s definitely an area where parents may need some extra help, and where planning is key.

Choosing Foreign Language Curriculum

Luckily, there is an ever-growing number of foreign language curriculum resources available for homeschoolers. 

Video, online resources and even apps and podcasts can be useful when learning a new language – it’s so beneficial to be able to hear a native speaker while learning.

One thing that is REALLY important to remember when choosing a foreign language curriculum is that foreign language isn’t just about speaking. 

Students need to learn to understand the language too in both spoken and written forms, as well as learn how to write the language.

Writing can make up a huge part of language learning, especially in the case of languages like Japanese, which uses three alphabets. One other thing to keep in mind is that most colleges require that an applicant has studied a foreign language for at least two years. 

Many families want to expose their children to new languages at a young age. There are some potential benefits to introducing a foreign language to your children long before high school.

Questions to ask when planning for foreign language in your homeschool:  

  • When do you want to introduce a foreign language in your homeschool?
  • Is there a language you already have some proficiency in? Or interest in learning yourself? 
  • Are your kids interested in any particular language?
  • Do your children or does your family all want to study the same language?
  • How much do you want to integrate foreign language into your homeschool? Do you want to also explore the culture through music, art,, dance, food or history and geography?
  • Do you have any native speakers in your family or community who might be willing to work with your family?
  • Or do you want to consider hiring a tutor?
  • Do you want to try a home-based immersion-style program?
  • Do you want to set an older child up to study foreign language independently? This can be especially helpful if you are already teaching a lot of subjects and/or a lot of kids, or if one child wants to learn a language you are not familiar with.
  • Do any of your children want to attend a college with specific foreign language requirements?
  • Do any of my children want to study abroad or want to pursue a career that may require foreign language fluency?
  • Do any local homeschool co-ops offer language classes?

So as you look at homeschool curriculum options for foreign language, remember that this subject can be tackled in a lot of ways. What’s most important is to find a method that works for your family.

Lesson Planning Options for Foreign Language

When it comes to foreign language in your homeschool, it’s important to have a lot of options for scheduling.

Foreign language can be a subject that just high schoolers are learning, but they will need time carved out in their week to devote to language learning.

Or, if your family wants to study language together, you need to be able to work around other lessons, classes and priorities.

This is one way where Homeschool Planet’s online homeschool planner really shines.

Because this unique, all-on-one planning system allows parents to create individual profiles for each student, it’s easy to schedule foreign language lessons for your kids, even if one is learning German and another is learning Cantonese. No matter if everyone is studying a foreign language together, or you have just one student learning independently, Homeschool Planet’s online homeschool planner helps you plan lessons, classes, tutoring, appointments, work schedules and more.

Even better, through Homeschool Planet’s Lesson Plan and Curriculum Marketplace parents can explore popular foreign language programs, and quickly add entire lesson plans for the whole year in just a few clicks.

Foreign Language Lesson Plans For Your Homeschool Planet Planner

Take a look at our complete list of integrate foreign language lesson plans:

  • Rosetta Stone
  • Visual Latin
  • IXL Spanish
  • Flip Flop Spanish
  • Spanish for You!
  • For. Lang for Children
  • Latin Alive!
  • Memoria Press For Lang
  • Song School For Lang
  • BJU Press Foreign Lang
  • Lifepac

Lesson Planning With Homeschool Planet

Homeschooling a foreign language can initially feel daunting – but fortunately, there are so many wonderful foreign language programs available to homeschoolers – you might be surprised! Homeschool Planet’s online homeschool planning system takes away a lot of the stress of coordinating foreign language learning.

Try it for free for 30 days and get an added bonus – you can also choose one free lesson plan to automatically integrate into your planner through Homeschool Planet’s Lesson Plan and Curriculum Marketplace.

Just head here now to get your free 30-day trial and one free homeschool lesson plan. 

Soon, you’ll be on your way to helping your students uncover a brand new language.