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Our Articles on Teaching Techniques

The Best Language Learning Apps for Kids
Our generation of kids is growing up in a tech-filled world. Language learning apps are a popular way for kids to learn a foreign language.
This article lists some of the best language learning apps for kids, and offers tips to encourage them to use them

My Child Won't Speak my Language!
This article analyzes why your children might not be speaking your language in the context of a dominant language, and offers tips to encourage them to do so.

Do's and Don'ts
This article contains 13 do’s and don’ts for parents raising bilingual kids
Fun reading!

Brain Benefits
Learning a second language from an early age has well-known brain benefits for children.
It increases their cognitive ability, memory and concentration.

Things to Keep in Mind
These are the most important things to keep in mind when teaching a foreign language to small children.
When teaching language to small children, if you don't want to follow more than a few pieces of advice, follow these!

Bilingual advantages: Why learn a second language
In this article, I will show the science behind the idea of raising a bilingual child is good.
We know that a bilingual child can have some specific brain benefits, enhanced creativity, and increased test scores but I will show some scientific findings that can help to persevere in the months and years ahead.

Practical Tips
Concrete proposals of activities you can easily undertake on your own with your kids
Taken from an excellent article by Opal Dunn.

Children need time to play
Playing is fun, all children love playing, and children learn so much through play without even realizing it.
So we need to give children time to play, not just ten minutes when they finish their ‘work’.

Environment to learn
Children’s learning is helped when they feel safe and secure. Children who know that they can rely on the support of a caring adult are more likely to take risks, try new things, and not be afraid to make mistakes - which are all fundamental aspects of learning.

Common Questions
These are the most common questions parents ask me.
Will a new language slow the child's speech acquisition? Which is the best age to start? What if we are not fluent in the target language?

Your Own High School Experience with Languages
Did you feel frustrated and annoyed with the way you were taught a foreign language in high school?
Share the problem with me. It was frustrating for me too, as for most people.

Developmental Stages
According to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (England), and bearing in mind that children develop at their own rates and in their own ways, children typically develop the following things within the age ranges described in this article.

Choosing a Language program
When choosing a second language program for your small kids, these are the aspects I advise you to look into.
You can use the tips in this article as a checklist.

Teaching Techniques
As a teacher you have to be up-tp-date on the latest, proven teaching techniques.
This article lists some of the methods and approaches I know and tried for teaching foreign languages in the course of my career, along with my opinion on how they work specifically for preschoolers.

A method guaranteed to make your child able to communicate in Spanish, and have lots of fun in the process!

Scientifically proven, taught by professionals with long experience in the field.

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