My child has a chance to join a Spanish immersion school next year for fourth grade. We homeschooled for a full year two years ago, and also some shorter periods in the past, using both languages (Spanish is my mother tongue), but I kept falling back to English as soon as there was any resistance, and as a result we've lost most of the progress he had made. He's been in an English-only school for the past year.
I owe it to him to do better and prepare him for this opportunity throughout this summer. At the same time, he already feels disheartened because in his mind he's already bilingual, but he's actually nowhere near fluent. He does well with structured learning and measurable outcomes plus fun one-on-one time. We've had great success homeschooling in other areas, and I've been able to break down interesting material to where he's not too frustrated yet feels challenged. I have no idea how to do this with Spanish in a way that'll be conducive to making him feel confident in his Spanish skills yet also get him to the level where he can thrive in immersion classes in three months.
I'd appreciate any help/pointers/resources! Thanks!
Edited by Espresso, 22 May 2017 - 11:05 AM.