I went to college in Montreal, and my family goes back to visit every year. We love the Botanical Gardens, the Biosphere, the bike paths and the bagels. But we also go there to speak French.
With a major French-speaking city only a few hours' drive away from our home, it made sense to choose French as the foreign language I would homeschool with my kids. When we visit, we always stop in one of the big bookstores and replenish our supply of French books, magazines, videos, and CDs.
We try to order meals in French, and we even took a French-language biking tour of an outdoor sculpture garden. Of course, Montreal is big enough to support communities that speak many different languages, and we enjoy experiencing many of them whenever we're in town.
My new article on Homeschooling a Foreign Language includes tips, advice, and resources to help you cover the language of your choice with your kids. Visiting ethnic communities near your home or on vacation is one of my favorite suggestions. How do you homeschool a foreign language?
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