It is a very popular trend for children to learn English. As a parent, you can’t just send your child to a remedial class to make everything happen, but also pay attention to strategies and methods to guide your child in a better direction. The following methods for learning English for children are recommended to parents, hoping to actively help their children in their studies.
Establish and decompose learning objectives
No matter what we do, we need a goal as support. It will guide and encourage people to make progress gradually. Parents must make their children aware of the importance of goals, which is the basis for success. On the other hand, you must prevent the goal from becoming pressure. For example, you tell your child that you must learn IELTS and TOEFL, and you must study abroad in the future. In this way, the child will inevitably feel distant and stressed; and if you tell him that it is enough to master these vocabulary this week, the effect is obviously different.
Use intuitive things to aid memory
According to psychologists, children before the age of 12 are good at remembering specific images. Intuitive and vivid things, especially visual images, are the easiest for children to take root in their hearts. For example, the protagonist heroes of cartoons adored by children often imitate enthusiastically. Therefore, when the child memorizes some difficult English vocabulary, try to combine it with concrete and vivid things as much as possible, so that it will get twice the result with half the effort.
Cultivate children’s interest in learning English
Interest will promote a strong thirst for knowledge, and change from passive learning to active and full engagement. Why children like to play mobile games and do not want to learn is because games are more interesting. For example, the 4D interactive children’s enlightenment English picture book is to use AR technology to give full consideration to entertainment and education, fully stimulate the children’s learning interest, and let the children take the initiative to explore and complete the effect of English learning.
Create a good English learning atmosphere
In fact, even if the parents don’t have any English foundation, it’s okay. You can interact with your children as much as possible in simple English such as hello and hello, or show your children more English picture books and watch more Hollywood original animations. Let the children boldly let go and don’t be afraid of making mistakes. The deeper the child is immersed in the English world, the faster he will learn. Accumulation and subtlety will develop the habit of children speaking English.
Learn to sing English songs
Listening to English music is also a very effective learning method. In fact, in the process of English teaching, listening to English songs is often used as one of the ways to improve English comprehension. When listening to English songs, first let the children choose the English songs they like. Parents can help them find the lyrics that match the Japanese songs and read the lyrics while listening. In this way, you can practice English listening and English reading at the same time. It is one of the very effective methods for children who like to sing.
record the English I read
Generally speaking, no one likes to listen to their own recordings. Record the English the children read and compare it with the original English recording. This method can help children find out where they need to be corrected in their English pronunciation. Moreover, by listening to their own recordings, children experience their progress and success in the process of learning English, understand themselves, and build confidence.
don’t be stingy with your praise
In the process of teaching children to learn, don’t be stingy with praise or discouragement. “very good, wonderful, great” can often be said to stimulate learning enthusiasm. Although young children have amazing memory and imitative ability, this only provides them with an advantage in learning English after all. It does not mean that their English proficiency will achieve impressive results in a short time. The process of language acquisition is gradual, and no rush is acceptable. Only by persisting for a long time and accumulating over time, there will be fruitful results.
Language learning is the foundation of people’s thinking development and thinking creation. In real life, many parents do not pay attention to starting and preparing early. In fact, it is a kind of contempt for children’s language learning ability, lack of confidence in their own tutoring ability, and no patience at all.