Homeschooling is unique to each child and family. Curriculum, instruction, experiences, settings, and more can be customized to the student, but parents do have to adhere to state homeschool laws. Most homeschooling families build local or online communities to provide the same types of academic support and social opportunities that a school would offer.
Countless American families are now taking advantage of the freedoms homeschooling provides. Setting your own schedule, going at your own pace, and tailoring lessons and methods to your students are just a few of the benefits of home education. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 11 percent of American students are now homeschooling. From the 2019-2020 school year to the 2020-2021 school year, alone, the number of homeschooling students doubled. Schooling at home is growing in popularity—and it seems the COVID-19 pandemic has only enhanced homeschooling’s appeal.
Learning a foreign language can be fun and exciting, but whether or not your homeschooler studies one is completely up to you. Here are a few ideas to consider as you make this decision, as well as a few resources to help. Foreign Language Requirements for Schools and Jobs While…