Watch Isaac Asimov predict the modern homeschooling movement in 1988.
I received this question:
I am going to start my rising 6th grader in Latin this year. We have decided to use Visual Latin – Thank you! She started a Mandarin class last year and has decided to continue. I saw one of your interviews on foreign language and it sounded like it is okay to learn two languages at one time. My thoughts for my daughter is that I will learn Latin with her, but Mandarin she is really on her own. However, she is young and can work a pace that works for her (no hurry). Do you think this is too much for her or is fine? If you think it is okay for her to learn both languages at the same time, what would be your recommendation be for time/schedule. She would like to work on both languages twice a week with consecutive two days. I think if she wants to do that then she would need a fifth day for a short review of each. Do you think it is better for her to spend shorter time and do both languages 4 days a week? We will figure out a plan eventually working through it but thought you could give advice as someone who has done this and also homeschools their children.
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