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French Essentials

By LisaMarie | March 20, 2017

French is a hard subject to find the perfect curriculum for. There are a lot of options available, but not all of them are the best or offer fully rounded learning. Personally, I’ve been impressed by French Essentials. Created by a Francophone family based out of Quebec, this program offers a computer-based learning experience that […]

Petra Lingua – An Online Language Program Review

By LisaMarie | March 15, 2017

Petra Lingua is a program to help teach kids a second language. They currently offer programs in six languages: French, English, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, presented in the form of videos, online multiple choice questions, downloadable activity books and flashcards, and audio exercises. If you have a young learner who is just starting to learn a […]

FrenchSmart

By LisaMarie | March 13, 2017

Covering French as a second language for students in grades 4 through 7, The Complete FrenchSmart series from Popular Book Company Ltd combines both the basics of learning French through lessons on important basics such verbs and vocabulary and following it up with a whole section of stories and questions to build comprehension. To give […]

Where to find French Language Materials

By LisaMarie | March 10, 2017

One challenge that parents who are homeschooling their children either with French as a first language or even French Immersion is finding the materials to use. After I got another email asking for help with this need, I sent out a message to the community at large and am excited by the number of great […]

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French Essentials

By LisaMarie | June 10, 2015

What is it? Downloadable French curriculum for homeschoolers from French Essentials Who is it for? Grades 4-12 How much does it cost? $69.95/module or $149.99 for full access Where is it? http://frenchessentials.com Tell me more: French is a hard subject to find the perfect curriculum for – so I’ve been learning from my fellow Canadian homeschoolers who are […]

Middlebury Interactive Languages - French

Middlebury Interactive Languages

By LisaMarie | October 22, 2014

What I reviewed: Elementary French Course from Middlebury Interactive Languages What is it? Online language course Who is it for? Variety of courses in multiple languages for grades ranging K – 12 How much is it? $119US per semester Tell me more: Middlebury offers online languages courses in French, Chinese, German and Spanish for students in a variety of grades […]

SmartSeries Books

By LisaMarie | February 11, 2013

In 2010, I wrote about the book series, The Complete Canadian Curriculum. At the time, I had just discovered these books (by accident) and thought they’d be a great addition to a Canadian homeschool curriculum. I was recently contacted by the distributor of the series and they let me know all about their expanded collection of […]

On The Mark Publishing

By LisaMarie | April 16, 2012

On The Mark Publishing started as S & S publishing by a Canadian primary school teacher named Ruth. She created lots of educational workbooks and materials specifically geared to Canadians. In 2005, the company merged with On The Mark, and today, their website has a HUGE list of Canadian subjects: Similar Resources   Chalkboard Publishing […]

Chalkboard Publishing

By LisaMarie | April 9, 2012

I recently went to the local teacher supply store and wandered around with a pen and paper, on the search for Canadian publishers and materials, games and toys. I was sadly disturbed by the lack of these products, but I did find a few great discoveries that I will share with you over the next […]