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!
As a teacher you have to be up-tp-date on the latest, proven teaching tehcniques.
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.
These are the most common questions parents ask me, when they want to help their child acquire a second language from an early age.
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?
And many more, with answers backed by the latest research.
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.
Follow these practical tips to choose a language program adequate for your needs.
Learning a second language from an early age has well-known brain benefits for children.
It increases their cognitive ability, memory and concentration.
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.
Children develop at their own pace and in their own ways, but typically achieving the following things within these age ranges.
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’.
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.
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.
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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