Category Archives: World Languages

Free Resources for Learning World Languages








Here is a list of useful resources for studying foreign languages. I have been collecting them for a long time, but they are biased towards the languages that my kids are interested in. So please be sure to let me know via the comments or e-mail if you know of any I missed.

Labels: World Languages
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff

Big Sale on Signing Time Products

Holiday Calendar

I know I said I wasn’t going to post this week, but I just had to post about this awesome sale for Signing Time products. We took advantage of this deal last year and saved a bundle on the series.

As an FYI, I am not an affiliate for Signing Time, so make no money from promoting their products. We just love their products. 

Friday, November 26: 50% off orders over $50 – 1 Day Only!
  • All single DVDs, CDs, Books and Flash Card orders over $50 will automatically receive a 50% discount.
  • Single items only – excludes ALL GIFT CARDS, GIFT SETS AND PRODUCT BUNDLES
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Saturday, November 27: $15 off orders over $50 – 1 Day Only!
  • $15 off any orders over $50.
  • Excludes gift cards.
  • Discount automatically applied during checkout.
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Sunday, November 28: Free shipping on orders over $50 – 1 Day Only!
  • Free shipping on orders over $50 – on domestic U.S. orders only.
  • Free shipping via USPS Media Mail (2-3 weeks for delivery)
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Monday, November 29: 20% off all Gift Sets and Bundles – 1 Day Only!
  • Automatically receive an additional 20% discount on our Gift Sets and Product Bundles
  • Note: Gift Sets are sold as shown and are not gift wrapped.
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Holiday Savings Details:
  • No coupon required. Discounts automatically applied to qualifying orders.
  • Not valid with any other offer or discount.
  • Not valid on previous purchases.
  • Not valid for gift cards.
  • Each offer is good only on the day it is available, from 12:01am – 11:59pm MST
  • These specials are not applicable to wholesale and distributor purchases.

Labels: Educator Discounts and Curriculum Sales, Toddlers, World Languages
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff

Complete Signing Time Survey to Get a 15% Coupon & Entered in a Their Contest


Signing Time has posted a short, twelve-question survey for users of their products. If you complete the survey, you automatically receive a 15% off coupon for your next purchase. You also will automatically be entered into a contest to win the entire Baby Signing Time Collection (valued at $149). This is a really big deal as there are not that any Signing Time coupons out there. If you’ve never used Signing Time products, they are great way for the whole family to learn the beginnings of ASL. In addition, the Baby Signing Time series is a great tool to teach ASL to infants, which enables them to better communicate, even before they are verbal.

Labels: Educator Discounts and Curriculum Sales, World Languages
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff

New Roku Channel Enhances Foreign Language Studies

If you have a Roku, they’ve added a new, free channel called Radiotime. Radiotime plays radio broadcasts from all over the world. Once you download the channel, you can search by language. They have every language you can imagine, including Armenian, Bengali, French, Galician, Kazakh, Latvian, Pashto, Russian, Tamil, and many more! Listening to native broadcasts is a fun way to supplement foreign language studies. In fact, when I was studying German at UCSD (way back in the dark ages), we were required to listen to native radio broadcasts and watch German TV every week.

Labels: Freebies, World Languages
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff

Foreign Language Curriculum for Homeschoolers

Continuing with the series that I started of listing curriculum providers for various subjects, here is a list of foreign language curriculum providers. As with the rest of the posts in this series, if you are looking to use an online or distance-learning curriculum or course, please refer to this post of mine (these lists just got too long when I also include all of the online and distance-learning curriculum providers).

Labels: Curriculum, World Languages
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff

Up to $100 Savings on Rosetta Stone Homeschool Edition

PrintI received a notice about a discount on Rosetta Stone’s Homeschool Edition. If you are unfamiliar with Rosetta Stone, it is a very popular software program for learning a variety of languages. We used it to study Mandarin and were very happy with the results. The discount is good until September 21, 2010. You can also use the code “hsm610” when ordering by phone.

Labels: Curriculum, Educator Discounts and Curriculum Sales, World Languages
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff