Homeschool Chinese: Lessons via Skype

As I have mentioned in the past, we generally meet with the kids' language teacher twice a week.  Because we homeschool, we also travel a great deal and enjoy the flexibility of our schedule.  Thankfully, we live in a technological age and therefore our language lessons do not have to stop when we are away from home.  When we are traveling and on occasion when we or our instructor is ill, we still squeeze in our one-on-one lessons via Skype. Skype allows us to connect with our teacher online for face-time.  During these sessions, we also utilize an iPad app called Nearpod. The Nearpod app allows the teacher to create multimedia presentations with interactive features that are shared with students.  Via the iPad, the kids submit their responses using the Nearpod app, and their teacher can monitor his/her results.  I've blogged in more detail about using Nearpod in an earlier post, Chinese Money. It is just another way we can stay connected and engaged in our language learning. What technologies do you use to learn Chinese?

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