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Powerspeak Powerspeak

Award-winning online foreign language program designed just for kids

As a family who homeschools, you understand that not every child thrives in a traditional classroom setting. We at K12 understand that providing a non-traditional learning environment can sometimes be a daunting task. But it doesn't have to be.

K12, the nation's leading online curriculum provider, offers 29 award-winning* powerspeaK12 foreign language courses online, giving your children—aged 5 through high school—a chance to talk to the world in Spanish, French, German, Latin, or Chinese. Advanced placement® courses are available to high school students, offering your children a cost-effective way to earn college credit while they're still in high school.

powerspeaK12 courses were developed using a natural-language-learning method. So students pick up their new language in much the same way they picked up their primary language—with confidence and ease. The approach is simple. Don't rely exclusively on a “listen and repeat,” “trial and error,” or “rote memorization”—the approach used by some other foreign language programs. Rather, offer an optimal mix of innovative, yet proven, teaching methods that are integrated together for an unrivaled learning experience, and that are designed exclusively for kids. This is the powerspeaK12 approach.Students are led to proficiency by focusing on the four core language learning skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Highly visual and entertaining stories and activities encourage students to begin telling stories themselves, while graphics, videos, and music encourage multi-sensory learning and reinforce connections to what students are learning. Students can accumulate points as they learn through an integrated, avatar-based reward system—redeemable for online prizes! And students and parents don't need to worry about having any previous experience with a language—our courses are self-paced and delivered conveniently online.

All powerspeaK¹² courses are aligned with the latest state, national, and ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) standards, and are accredited by NAAS (Northwest Association of Accredited Schools).

Discover the powerspeaK12 difference at Sample free demo lessons and learn more!

*Recipient of Teachers Choice Award, 2004 and 2005; Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award

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