By Hailey Fitch on June 22nd, 2023
Do you have aspirations to travel the world one day? Are you interested in having a career that requires you speak multiple languages? Well, you’ve come to the right place! At Florida Virtual School (FLVS), we have more than 20 world language courses ranging from introductory Spanish to honors Chinese. You may be asking yourself, “with that many online language courses, how will I choose?” We’re here to help! Here are six world languages you didn’t know you could take at FLVS.Continue reading
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By Elizabeth Jones on June 7th, 2023
Choosing courses for the next school year is exciting—but can also be a little bit stressful. Thoughts like, “What courses should I choose?” or “Which courses will help me reach my goals?” are probably on your mind. But at least with Florida Virtual School (FLVS), you know you won’t have to dress out when you take PE!Continue reading
By Hailey Fitch on September 6th, 2022
Jonathan and David Miller first started taking courses with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in middle school because they were always traveling for their parent’s work as missionaries. Jonathan, now in twelfth grade, and David, now in ninth grade, are homeschooled and use FLVS courses because they provide them with the flexible schedule they need, paired with the comprehensive courses they are interested in taking.
In fact, the brothers were both interested in taking new FLVS World Language courses – Hebrew 1 and 2 – and they decided to enroll in the classes together. Their main reasons: they wanted to be able to speak the language when they travel to Israel one day, as well as connect to their faith on a deeper level.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on August 4th, 2021
Learning a new language online might seem like an intimidating task, but what if we told you, it is as easy as watching your favorite show? Or listening to new music? Our World Language teachers know exactly what it’s like to learn a new language—and have advice to turn the challenge of learning a new language into a way of connecting with the world around you.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on January 19th, 2021
This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.
Foreign language courses are required subjects that students must take two years of during their four years of high school. Depending on which courses are offered by the school, students may be able to take two years of Spanish, French, Mandarin, or any other available choice. While two years are the minimum requirement, there are additional courses that offer more in-depth practice and understanding of the language, such as Spanish 3 or Spanish 4.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on July 28th, 2020
The year 2020 has been an unprecedented one on so many levels, but it’s been said that the best way to get through tough times is to focus on the good stuff whenever you can, so we are happy to share some good news! Florida Virtual School (FLVS) was recognized six times this year by worldwide industry leaders for achievements in education and technology, winning four international awards.Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on May 4th, 2020
Hola! Bienvenidos! As I reflect on my personal journey learning Spanish, the language was easy to love, but not easy to learn. During the five years of Spanish courses that I completed in high school and college, I learned just enough to (slowly) communicate with Spanish-speaking acquaintances.
This is something that I have continued to refine over the years, and most recently, I have been facilitating my own child’s learning of a second language.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on September 19th, 2019
Did you know FLVS has developed a tool to evaluate yourself on your pronunciation of foreign language vocabulary? Simply Speak is a speech practice tool that has been launched in foreign language courses recently released by FLVS. Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on May 23rd, 2019
FLVS is now enrolling students in American Sign Language 1 and 2!
Used by parents, professionals, athletes, public speakers, and others in various industries, American Sign Language (ASL) is one of the most popular language classes in colleges and universities. Learning ASL offers several benefits and marketable skills – from making you a better communicator to improving abstract thinking and hand/eye coordination.
As a full-credit elective, the course also counts as a world language credit for high school students. Explore cool features found in our new American Sign Language course below! Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on October 2nd, 2018
Hola! Bonjour! Nín hǎo! Salve! Merhaba!
No matter how you say it, learning a foreign language is beneficial to you in many ways.
When I was in high school (many years ago), I viewed taking two years of foreign language as simply a duty to fulfill my graduation course requirements; that unless I was fluent, a different language wouldn’t benefit me in life. (I also felt this way about math courses such as Geometry; sorry math teachers and lovers.) I would sure love to go back and redo it again now (language, not math).
In no particular order, here are a few reasons why I’ve learned that learning a foreign language is important. Continue reading