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Frau Gleason’s Fellow Excelsior Foreign Language Professors

Frau Gleason’s Fellow Excelsior Foreign Language Professors

Excelsior’s French and Spanish Instructors Come Highly Recommended… By the German Instructor! It has been an honor and a blessing to work with Señora Diana Lamolinara (Spanish), Madame Gina Duss (French), and Madame Sarah Lehtinen (French) for many years. These...

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Sra. Lamolinara’s Spanish-Speaking Countries Project

Sra. Lamolinara’s Spanish-Speaking Countries Project

In my live classes, we speak Spanish, recite Bible verses and read stories in Spanish, and learn Spanish grammar using a variety of activities. Outside of class, students are assigned written and listening comprehension homework to practice the skills they are...

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A Journey to Self-Discovery: “La Huitième Planète”

A Journey to Self-Discovery: “La Huitième Planète”

This year, Excelsior Classes piloted a French IV class for students who wanted to take the next step in language learning. The focus of French IV is written and spoken fluency rather than just grammatical fluency. Over the course of the year, we read two introductory...

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The Dangers of Bad Logic in the Church

The Dangers of Bad Logic in the Church

Today the body of Christians at home and abroad faces immense opposition from those who would deny the Lord Jesus. Many of these fronts come in the form of physical aggression, apathy, etc., but I would like to hone in on one of the most devastating weaknesses in our...

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5 Ways to Maximize Success in Online Classes

5 Ways to Maximize Success in Online Classes

So, you’re a homeschooler taking online classes. There’s a great deal of flexibility and independent options that you have while sitting in an online class. The question is, are you doing the right things - the things that will  help you get the most out of your...

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Who Are They? Three Steps to Clearer Writing

Who Are They? Three Steps to Clearer Writing

So your student can write a complete sentence, structure a paragraph, even craft an essay. Great! What’s left to improve? What makes writing engaging to readers? When meaning is easy to grasp, readers can follow a train of thought and be captured by it, but even...

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What Is So Important About the Blobfish?

What Is So Important About the Blobfish?

What Is So Important About the Blobfish? Have you ever taken a look at some of the animals that God has created and wondered “Why?” Well, there definitely are some exceedingly odd-looking animals in the animal kingdom, but when you really learn about them, you can see...

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How do you choose the best education for your child?

How do you choose the best education for your child?

The list of choices for education and training grows longer every day.  As Christian parents, how can we wade through the best options for each individual child’s education?  The Bible actually has a lot to say about making choices for their education. How do you...

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Unlocking Poetry

Unlocking Poetry

If your student complains about studying poetry, rest assured that you are not alone! Of the various elements of literature that I teach, the one that undoubtedly is met with the most skepticism is poetry. I am never surprised, but I am always a little sad to see that...

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