How to Homeschool High School Foreign Language

Welcome to our all-in-one resource for teaching your high schooler a foreign language! I think all of us can agree that it really pays to be bilingual, however, foreign language study is surely not everyone’s cup of tea. As a pro, though, foreign languages do often help students augment their understanding of their own language in addition to the new language they are learning.

A fully-rounded high school education must include a few credits of a foreign language. Each state has their own guidelines but the state average for foreign language requirement is two credits. Common languages include Spanish, French, German, and even Latin.

Here’s what we cover in this article:

  • Tips for choosing a foreign language
  • High school foreign language curricula options
  • Check out our related high school guides

Tips For Choosing A Foreign Language

Students are under no obligation to take the language credits at a particular time. However, it is typically best to take at least two consecutive years of a language. If a student desires to be fluent in the language that they are studying they should consider 3-4 years of study in that language or some additional time investment. This might include a summer internship in a country that speaks the language or even an extended mission trip.

We have several articles to help with teaching a foreign language in your homeschool:

High School Foreign Language Curricula Options

Here are a few curricula for the most common types of languages studied in high school.

Spanish Time4Languages

Duolingo

Rosetta Stone

Babble

French Time4Languages

Duolingo

Rosetta Stone

BBC Learn French

Free French Foreign Language College Courses

LangMaster

German Time4Languages

Duolingo

Rosetta Stone

BBC Learn German

LangMaster

German Grammar Trainer

Beginner’s German

Latin Time4Languages

Duolingo

Rosetta Stone

Linneys Online Latin Class

Cambridge Latin Course