Category Archives: Languages

3 Benefits of Online Language Courses to Improve Fluency

3 Benefits of Online Language Courses to Improve Fluency luma learn blog

One of the biggest benefits of learning in today’s age is the wealth of language courses offered online. In the past, language courses were a struggle outside the conventional classroom. Unfortunately, accessibility has always been a big hurdle to overcome. Where do you find a fluent speaker who’s willing to teach a language, anyway? Now, Luma Learn offers a wide array of options for online language courses. Learning a language is now easier than ever with help from the best teachers. Incorporating multimedia instruction with language immersion, online language courses offer a complete package for learning. Online learning is fun, too. Whether you want to study your first language or learn a new one, Luma Learn has many affordable options suited to any home. If you’re new to online learning, there’s no need to worry. Our unique course options are diverse, allowing your student to pursue their own interests and get the help that is in tune with their individual learning style. Did you know you can even learn American Sign Language online with Luma Learn? This is one of the many options offered. Also, find foreign language for everyday use and Spanish the whole family can learn together. The sky is the limit! You can […]

Wie geht’s? German Exploration Giveaway

Let’s kick off the 2nd semester with a giveaway! Have you always wanted to learn a new language? Here is your chance to explore the German language in a relaxed and interactive way. Thematic units will present vocabulary and grammar in an interactive way. Basic greetings and introductions, numbers, the calendar, food are some of the themed units we will explore together. Course is designed for high school students; however, middle school students are welcome as well and can be given a modified workbook while still participating in the online course. Valued at $165 this is the perfect course to introduce your middle school or high school student to the German language in a fun and interactive manner.

Learning A New Language Series – Part 2: What?

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If you haven’t already read the first blog post in this series, I recommend you do so as it will lay the framework for today’s conversation on learning a foreign language. This post will consider learning a second language; specifically, what language you should learn. Now, this answer will vary from person to person, but I’ve discovered four ways to help you decide which one is the best for you when you set out to learn a new language. These four parameters will shape our discussion for today. After talking about them, we can consider the table at the bottom to help you determine which language suits you the best. But before we do that, we must understand the four parameters: Population:  How many people speak a given language? Difficulty:  How hard is it to learn a given language? Location:  Where do people speak a given language? Others:  What are other languages students are learning? First, let’s talk about Population: When discussing learning a new language, if you’re first thought is, “Let me learn the language that most people know so I can talk to the most amount of people,” then this is a category you should pay close attention to. The three most […]

Learning A New Language Series – Part 1: Why?

According to the Washington Times, only 20% of Americans can speak more than one language, compared to 66% percent of all Europeans. Do not be a part of the disparity! You should be learning a new language! Now, maybe you find yourself asking, “OK, so most Americans can’t speak multiple languages, so what?” Well, that’s the question I’ll be answering in the first of three blog posts for Luma Learn: “why should I be learning a new language?” So, why should you?  I’ve compiled a list of the top-five reasons why one ought to be learning a new language. Let’s start with number one: Learning A New Language Helps With Other Studies As a homeschooling parent, I’m sure you feel responsible for your children’s grades, as this is what will propel them into the real world. One significant way you can increase their grades is enrolling them in foreign language classes. As Yessica Yang Choy, student at Georgetown University, wrote in her thesis, “when students reach higher-grade levels, non-English language spoken at home has a positive effect on academic performance (for both math and reading.)” While the majority of those reading this blog were probably not immersing their children in a foreign […]