Friday, September 25, 2009

Learning Esperanto; The International Language

We're learning Esperanto in our homeschooling co-op.  It's fun!  The following is from the booklet we received:

"Esperanto, the international language, is a language developed to make it easier for people of different cultures to communicate.  It is now spoken by at least 8.5 million people, in over 100 countries. Esperanto (a planned language) is specifically intended for international/intercultural use, so those who use it meet each other on an equal footing, since neither is using his or her native language." Its simple, logical, regular design makes it easy and fairly quick to learn.

To sign up for the free on-line course and be assigned a personal tutor go here:  http://pacujo.net/esperanto/course

Upon completion of the first 10 lessons you will receive a "Certificate of Completion" which in most areas  will count for a student's basic language requirements for school graduation. 

Monday, September 14, 2009

More of Family, Less of School...

Today I found this message online. Raymond and Dorothy Moore are some of the best authors for homeschooling families. Here is just one of their inspirational thoughts from one of their published books:

"[Homeschooling]...recipe for genius: More of family and less of school, more of parents and less of peers, more creative freedom and less formal lessons."— Raymond S. Moore

From the book _School Can Wait II_ by Raymond S and Dorothy N Moore, 1982