Languages ( (Ngā Reo)

Latin

Visual Latin has been awesome.  Easy, fun and a great way to learn Latin.

The first five lessons are free to download.

We used Prima Latina and had no difficulty using it.  Gentle enough for tama 2 to start with.

I really like Classical Academic Press and have used this as part of our studies for the older kids:
Classical Academic Press also has a fun area for the children to practice:
This is great:  All in Latin!


Latin Course for the Virtual School of Languages



The above is what tama 1 was in to learn Greek Mythology possibly back in 2011 or 2012.  Magistra Sheppard has Latin classes also.  Greek Mythology by Edith Hamilton was the text.


Greek

A Primer of Biblical Greek - Eerdmans
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Chinese - Mandarin

Tama 1 completed Level 4 Mandarin on CurrClick with Connie Hong.

Sometimes his teacher will use: http://cctv.cntv.cn/lm/learningchinese/program/index.shtml for practice.

I found these websites which come in handy too:
http://www.quickmandarin.com/chinesepinyintable/
http://chinesepod.com/blog/Online+Resources+for+Learning+Chinese/710

http://www.nciku.com/

Another:


I came across the above Chinese for Families or Better Chinese which is Australian-based, so it's a lot closer to home to purchase from at least.



Spanish - Español


There are a truckload of free Español learning websites to be found on the web.  This is my favourite one:
I really ♥ the above free Spanish website.  I equally ♥ this free Spanish website:
Here's a few others I will place here as a bookmark reminder:

http://www.123teachme.com/
http://radiolingua.com/category/shows/coffee-break-spanish/
http://www.notesinspanish.com/2007/06/07/inspired-beginners-podcast-1-%C2%A1hola/

Bookmark for future reference (NCEA exams).  Just Spanish at the moment:
http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjects/spanish/expired-standards/
http://manyanswers.co.nz/topic-ncea-exam-papers-55.aspx

I started using this with the kids but we got busy within the studies we had and we let it slide.  I guess it would be classed as a telenovela?  Not because I didn't like it, it's just we became busy.  Putting it here we can access in the future when we want to come back to it:




Japanese - Nihongo


My Nihongo is so rusty it's practically non-existent :(

Although I have a lot of textbooks, they are aimed at adults, not young students.  However, we have this free website which we have tried a few times.


French

While hunting through Ambleside Online, I was directed to this great French resource.


Came across this also.  Will tag here to remember.


Learn 101 has a bunch of languages, including French so I'm slotting it here.


New Zealand Sign


Here are a couple of websites I've had bookmarked, but they are not free for learning languages just in case they are of use to anyone interested.
Again, this is something I found in my bookmarks. I found things that work for us, so it kind of just got lost in the long list of bookmarks,  However, I've double-checked the  link still works, and it does, so I'll add it here in case you find it of use.
In case you're interested in Hebrew:
The above looks useful. I haven't looked at it thoroughly but I wanted to put it out there for anyone who may be interested.

But seriously, there are SOOOOOOOOOO many websites I could be here till the cows come home.  There's Speekee (ages 4-7) which we used for a little while, plus PetraLingua which I looked at but decided it wasn't for us at the time et cetera et cetera et cetera.  Y'see?  There's just too much to mention.

Here is a comprehensive list found at TOS (The Old Schoolhouse):

The world is your oyster !

Te Reo Maori
http://www.tewhanake.maori.nz/
www.tokureo.maori.nz/index.cfm/1,186,0,43,html
http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Reo-Maori-resources
www.maori.ac.nz/maori-courses-learn.html
www.twoa.ac.nz/te-ara-reo-maori-certificate-in-te-ara-reo-maori-l2
www.korero.maori.nz
http://www.kmk.maori.nz/
maori.otago.ac.nz/reo-tikanga-treaty/te-reo/learn-te-reo
http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/english/resources_e/inthehome.shtml
http://www.korero.maori.nz/resources/publications/Give%20it%20a%20Go%20book%20red%202011.pdf


When we are ready, I will try testing the kids with:

 I'm particularly interested in the Cambridge International exams.