Homeschool Basic Benefits

Written by Mary Joyce

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The benefits of homeschooling are many. Educating your child at home certainly givesrepparttar family more together time. Something that, more and more in these modern times has proven to be onrepparttar 146270 decline. Asrepparttar 146271 child grows and moves intorepparttar 146272 pre adolescent andrepparttar 146273 teen yearsrepparttar 146274 child feel closer to their parents and haverepparttar 146275 security and confidence in a solid parent child relationship that will enhancerepparttar 146276 childís maturity level in this complex world.

As an at home teacher youíll be directly in touch withrepparttar 146277 areas that your child excels and those in which they donít this will give yourepparttar 146278 advantage of spending more time onrepparttar 146279 areas that need more attention. Inrepparttar 146280 traditional classroomrepparttar 146281 teacher has a fixed amount of time available to each are of study then they must move on. Learning at home givesrepparttar 146282 childrepparttar 146283 ability to fully master each subject before moving on giving them confidence to build on that they can learn difficult subjects for them.

Mary Joyce is a former educator, successful homeschool parent, and has written many articles on teaching your child at home for the Homeschool-Curriculum-4u website. Please visit ( for a complete list of Mary's articles.

Donít Take The Romaji Short-Cut When Learning Japanese

Written by Stephen Munday

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This could be a person who is going to be living in Japan for a period of time, whether as a teacher or a businessperson, or someone who travels regularly to Japan for meetings.

If you are in this group, you should first master hiragana and katakana before you even start with any other aspect ofrepparttar language. Then, when you do begin, you can dive right into a "proper" Japanese textbook.

Hiragana and katakana are not at all difficult to learn. I learned them part-time in a couple of weeks. Even kanji can be learned fairly rapidly by a motivated and well-organized student withrepparttar 146214 right tools.

2. The Hobbyist

Perhaps you donít have a burning need to learn Japanese. You are doing it for pleasure, or because you are planning on visiting Japan.

If this is you, then your options are more varied. However, even in your situation, I would not suggest starting with a Romaji textbook. Instead, I would recommend you begin withrepparttar 146215 spoken language. If you are wondering how you can do this if you are not in Japan, check outrepparttar 146216 Pimsleur method. Sure, it is a little expensive even second-hand. The point is that you will be able to speak and understand enough for a short trip. Once you have completedrepparttar 146217 course, you can then decide whether you wish to stop there, or continue studying in a more serious manner - in which case you then followrepparttar 146218 Serious Student method I mentioned before.

Learning to speak and listen will keep your language-learning fun, whilst not undermining any future serious study by getting you used torepparttar 146219 Romaji crutch.

So whatever your motivations are and whatever your needs, if you can avoidrepparttar 146220 Romaji crutch, you will pick uprepparttar 146221 language better and be well-placed to make rapid progress inrepparttar 146222 future.

About the Author

Stephen Munday lives in Japan and is the creator of where you can download images of over 2,200 names in kanji or get a romantic calligraphy gift. This article is © Stephen Munday 2005. Permission is given to reproduce this article in whole with the URLs correctly hyperlinked.

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