Is it easy to learn English? And teach your child to talk to him? Of course, everything is not as scary as it seems at first glance. If you have the desire, patience and perseverance, as well as the right approach to learning.
At school I studied German. Actually, the choice was not in front of me then – there were no English teachers in the school. Rather, they were, but somehow did not stay long. A month and a half is a teacher, then six months – no. So we taught the only available foreign language.
When in the kindergarten, where I arranged my daughter, raised the question of the expediency of learning English (by the way, there was no choice either – either English or none), I regretted that I had not studied it at school. By a majority of the parents’ votes, it was decided to teach the children the basics of the English language, but things did not get beyond words.
I was full of determination even before the first class to teach my girl even the simplest words and concepts. And at the same time and most try to learn another foreign language.
The two most effective ways
After talking with other parents and school teachers, I learned that children learn foreign languages best of all at a young age. And the easiest learning is given with frequent or constant communication with the native speaker of the language. That is, either one of the parents will communicate with the child in English, and the second – in Russian or Ukrainian. Either it is worth hiring a nanny who speaks fluent English.
None of the options fit me. My husband and I do not boom-boom in English, as they say, and we could not afford to hire a nanny. Time went by, did not even go, but flew, and I was still in thought and searching for the right decision.
A great decision dawned on me completely unexpectedly – my daughter asked me to turn on the cartoon, and I began to methodically turn on the available children’s channels. One of the cartoons caught my attention – the characters (the little girl and her friends) spoke English and showed all the objects or actions mentioned.
After watching a couple of episodes of this cartoon, my daughter began to repeat several phrases she heard and explained their meaning to me. Then I bought her English alphabet cubes and a table lotto – we turned the training into the most fun game. Do you need to say that I learned English words as well as my daughter? And now I use this tactic to teach my little son English.
So, from all the above, the conclusion suggests itself: the more often a child hears a foreign language in everyday life, the better is its study. And also – it is easier to learn a foreign language in high spirits, while playing or watching a cartoon.
That’s all I wanted to say. And what do you advise?