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Talk in a Foreign Language with your Family!


- For Beginners to Forgetters -

Want your family to consistently learn a language? Do this.

Now that January is coming to an end and sick kids, errands, and chaos might have started to cover any distant memory of a New Year’s resolution, I want to share 5 quick tips with you to help you stay consistent learning a foreign language with your family despite all the craziness.

Is your family learning the right language for 2020?

If you haven’t decided which language to learn… Or different family members want to learn different languages… Or you just aren’t sure about the language you’re learning, then keep reading.

Think you can’t teach your child a foreign language? Think again.

Maybe, you think it needs to be HARD and CONFUSING when you start.

Maybe, you think there needs to be a STRUGGLE and TEARS.

Or you think that only CERTAIN people succeed.

All lies. Here’s the easy, simple truth.

Free, Bilingual New Year’s Eve Printable

Free Printable: Grab your Bilingual Countdown for New Year’s Eve with Audio

Worried about your accent? Read this.

A lot of women have spilled their dark and tainted language learning past with me.

It usually starts with a painful look, then it comes out.

Free Bilingual Christmas Printables

The Foreign Language Advice that Changed Everything

Years ago, when I was just a college student trying to figure everything out, I had a life-changing conversation with my German professor.

Why did I Create TalkBox.Mom? Here it is…

When I was working remotely in Germany, I met so many families that lived on or near a U.S. army base near our Airbnb. The surprising thing was that they’d all lived there for a couple of years, and still couldn’t speak German.

The TalkBox.Mom App

I am so excited to give you a tour of the TalkBox.Mom Companion App through our beautiful how-to guide!

Natural Foreign Language Learning with Pam Barnhill

Mothers know how to teach languages. And we do that by unclogging the toilet, telling the kids to put their shoes on, and all the normal day-to-day things. We use it as life happens.

Finding Cheap Airfare for Family Travel

How I find the best available prices on flights to with these four websites to help stretch our family travel budget to explore more together.

2019 Homeschool Conference Dates – Will we see you there?

Free Valentine’s Day Cards in Spanish…porque te amamos!

Webinar Recap: Actually Talk in a Foreign Language at Home

Catch the recording of our webinar: Actually Talk in a Foreign Language at Home. After this webinar you’ll know exactly how to talk in a foreign language in your home the same day you start and move all the way to fluency without tears or frustration.

Preparing to Volunteer in Nicaragua as a Family

Announcing our 2018 Conferences!

Free Hanukkah Printable

3 Language Learning Tips

With these 3 language learning tips, you’ll actually start talking in a foreign language with your family… by, you know, USING IT!

Online Tour of your TalkBox

Time for your tour! Come take a tour of the online companion to your TalkBox.

How to Log In or Recover your TalkBox Password

Logging in and recovering your password is easy! Here’s how to do it.

Learn German by Singing Moana’s How Far I’ll Go

Moana is SUCH an awesome movie, right? We’ve put together the lyrics for “How Far I’ll Go,” in German for you along with the music video and English text, so you can understand this version of the song. “Wieder zieht es mich zum Meer…”

Learn French by Singing Frozen’s Let It Go

It’s time to take your Frozen obsession to a whole new level by learning to sing “Let It Go” in French. Here you’ll find the music video in French along with the French and English lyrics. “L’hiver s’installe doucement dans la nuit…

Learn Spanish By Singing: A Mi Burro Le Duele La Cabeza

Learn French by Singing The Little Mermaid’s Kiss the Girl

Learn Spanish by Singing The Little Mermaid’s Under the Sea

Learn French by Singing Aladdin’s A Whole New World

Learn Spanish By Singing: Arroz con Leche

Learn Spanish By Singing: Pimpón

Learn Spanish By Singing: Los pollitos dicen pio pio pio

Tres Elefantes – Learn Spanish By Singing

How to Learn German with your Family

Language Books for Moms

Play to your Strengths, Mom.

What is TalkBox.Mom?

Unschooling Spanish

You Can Talk to Your Child in a Language You Don’t Know — Yet