Carolyn Fay holds a Ph.D. in French and taught French language and literature for about 16 years at the university level, where the students never wanted to leave their seats, and would've rather died than sing "Frère Jacques" in class. Now she's a homeschooling mother and freelance writer. Carolyn has been teaching French to homeschoolers for the past 11 years. Her classes involve singing, dancing, B-grade acting, ridiculous costuming, cute puppets, and horrible ventriloquism. She believes that children are sponges when it comes to learning a second language, and that the most effective approach encourages them to play in and with the language. Learning a foreign language is a powerful way to connect with other peoples and cultures.