I hope I can get some help. My son have been on virtual school (K-12) for 2 years, he is now on 3rd grade. I want to do homeschool, I have chosen the curriculum, etc but, my son don’t want to speak english (he speak Spanish also) with me. He prefers to speak Spanish sometimes. My husband told me that we should send him back to school (face to face) to see if he can gets obligated to speak… I NEED HELP, I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO? ANY ADVISE.
We are afraid that he will not be fluent in english if he continues at home
Did you choose an English-based curriculum or Spanish-based curriculum? If you have selected an English-based curriculum, it will teach him how to speak, read, and write in English so I wouldn’t worry too much about it. I would also set certain times of the day when you only speak English in your home, so he has to during that time, but also realizes that he can go back to Spanish after that time is up, which is probably more comfortable for him. The more he speaks it, the more fluent he will become and the less hesitant he will be to speak it. Emersion is the best way to learn a new language, so the more you speak English the better he will do. You can also look for ESL classes that will help focus on English as his second language.