Would you like to learn another language? Or have your kids be bilingual? Have you thought about Spanish or French? Or even Chinese? Where we live, there are many native Spanish speakers. My husband is even starting to learn Spanish so he can interact with his patients and their parents better in his orthodontic practice. Learning another language is so useful to him and the success of his business. What about the success of your child’s future? Is it worth investing time and money to learn another language? Especially if they are interested and driven to themselves? What about preparing them to go to college? Many colleges require, or at least encourage, an introductory learning of another language.
This information was submitted to the Prescott Homeschool Hub by Steve Nesbitt, the creator of ULAT. If you are interested in teaching your children another language but don’t know one yourself, check out this resource. It is video based, self paced, and it looks quite thorough. Maybe it could even make a great summer independent study course for middle to high school learners!
The ULAT (Universal Language Acquisition Tool) is an extraordinarily inexpensive, yet highly effective, French and Spanish program for middle school, high school and adult learners located at www.theulat.com.
The growing popularity of the ULAT program can be largely attributed to its respect of the Natural Language Acquisition Sequence whereby its over 160 days of lesson plans and many hours of video instruction first lay a strong oral foundation to the student’s knowledge of the new language, before proceeding to phonics instruction, elementary reading and then, only after an entire year of study, to the skill of writing. Additionally, as it provides options for both secular and biblical reading selections, it is appropriate for public school, private school and homeschooling use as well.
Annual subscriptions to the ULAT established at this time will be honored through June 30, 2017. I encourage you not to take my word for the program’s effectiveness, but rather to read the reviews provided by the ULAT’s many enthusiastic users.
Homeschooling mother from Minnesota: “I am a homeschooling mother of two high school students who just started using the ULAT course this year. We love it! We have used several other programs, and never before have we found one so easy to use, so thorough, or so reasonably priced. We are learning to speak and to communicate faster and more easily than ever before and the videos are both helpful and entertaining. Thank you, Mr. Nesbitt! We now look forward to learning more instead of dreading it!!”
Carol Stines, International Director at Phoenix Christian Preparatory School in Arizona: “We began using the ULAT program in our foreign language classes about 7 years ago. We were impressed by the emphasis on verbal communication right from the start. The combination of actions and words causes the students to remember. As has been said, “There’s memory in muscle”. Combining logical actions with the vocabulary makes a huge difference in student’s ability to acquire the language. Plus, there is no translating, The students think in the target language without going through the wasteful step of going back to their English to comprehend. I would recommend the ULAT program for any school for use in teaching foreign languages as well as English.”