Three Online Language-Learning Courses for Homeschooled Teens

By Maria Rainier

Thanks to recent developments in technology, the methods in which students can learn to read, speak and write in another language can easily be done in one simple click.

Furthermore, one of the many advantages to being homeschooled is that you can use the Internet and various different programs, websites and online courses to help you further your language-learning education and as well as help you learn more about the world at the same time.

If you’re currently being homeschooled and you’re hoping to enroll in an online language-learning course, or even if you’re hoping to scope out some sites so you can learn another language, here are three sites with online courses that are excellent for those who are not only being homeschooled but also interested in learning another language as well:

Rosetta Stone

If you have a knack for learning other languages then you have probably heard of Rosetta Stone at some point or another. Rosetta Stone has been used in tens of thousands of schools worldwide and educates students on various vocabulary, grammar, and conversational methods that are crucial in learning another language.

In order to use Rosetta Stone, you will need to purchase some products online and then you will receive numerous different audio CDs, videos, projects, reports, graphs, documents and tools that will guide you through learning another language. (There are even curriculum documents for parents and educators as well).

Although the course may be a bit pricey, it is well worth the cost given the fact that there have been numerous case studies surrounding the benefits of using Rosetta Stone as a teaching resource for students of all ages.

Hello-Hello is an excellent resource for any language learner and it has even been coined as a “revolutionary interactive online language course” which is highly effective in terms of learning how to write, speak, read and even type in numerous different languages.

Once signing up as a member on the site, you can chat with other users in any desired language, receive tips on how to improve your language learning skills, and even participate in games, quizzes and much more.

Verbal Planet is another popular online language-learning site because it provides numerous resources, assignments and tests for students, tutors and even teachers as well.

Once a student signs up on the site they will be assigned with their own personal online teacher who will then guide them through the various learning guides via Skype, and although the site is free to join you will have to pay a small fee in order to enroll in a lesson (users can also choose to enroll in a free evaluation session before signing up for a lesson as well).

Bio: Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and recent graduate of Elon University. She is currently a resident blogger at a college degrees resource site, where recently she’s been researching different online theology degrees and blogging about student life. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.


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  1. When you are interested in learning languages you tried everything to reach your goal. Last resource I discovered is a free platform where you can chat with native speakers, build your vocabulary and play language games. It’s probably not enough to learn a language but it’s a nice way to have fun while studying grammar. I’m trying to learn Spanish…I will let you know how the learning process is going. By the way the website is:

  2. It’s been over a year since this was posted. Have you thought about doing a follow-up to see how these tools have changed or if there are other options out there? I would be curious to see that. We also blog about similar topics at if you are interested.

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