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And now get your children inspired with these World Cup language learning tips…
As I write this the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 is but a mere 1 day, 20 hours and 3 minutes away (according to FIFA.com, at least).
I’ll admit it, I’m not a consistent soccer (er, football) fan. The United States is a latecomer in the whole field of soccer (pun intended) and although it was my preferred sport in school, as I was a fast runner back then, the opportunities to cheer for a “real” team in a packed stadium were few and far between (if at all).
My husband is also not the most consistent soccer fan, despite the fact that he is a born-and-raised German. Shhh, don’t tell anyone as I’d not want to rat him out among his cool, soccer-loving, beer-drinking German buddies. (The truth is, he’d prefer to watch a good game of tennis.) However, when the World Cup starts to ramp up, we both turn into total and complete soccer fans.
Use the World Cup in Your Bilingual Homeschooling Lessons
With the combination of countries, flags, languages, and cultures there are more homeschooling opportunities than a parent can count! You could easily find ways to incorporate in math and statistics. No worries, you don’t have to be a bilingual homeschooler 100% of the time to have fun with the following activities and ideas. Just adapt them into your language based on your child’s interests and you are off.