We teach the child to English of
Psychologists proved that learning of foreign languages is given to children much easier, than the adult. Some experts consider that the most successful age - from 4 to 8 years, others are sure that with 1,5 to 7. Anyway, many parents think of how to train the child in English - one of the most widespread languages of the world.
the Choice of methods of training depends on age of your child, from whether you (or someone from your family) know English so that it was possible to speak on it, from that, what is the time and forces you are ready to spend for occupations.
What to choose: occupations of the house or in group?
Many teachers meet that communication in English - an ideal way to teach the child to language. For example, mother constantly speaks in English at home, and the father - in Russian. The only condition - until to the child is four years, do not change roles, otherwise you will confuse it. It valid one of the most effective ways if you do not know English so that it was possible to speak with the child at least on household subjects, - complete English language courses. The spent efforts will pay off a hundredfold. As a result the child - bilinguals which will know equally well both languages will grow up, will be able to communicate on any and it is easy to switch between them.
If houses nobody knows language, then it is possible to employ the nurse or the tutor who will communicate with the child only in English. If it is about the child is more senior than four years, then it is better to find the tutor who some time lived in the English-speaking country.you can also prepare for
small occupations and regularly carry out them for the child. This way has a shortcoming: your son or your daughter perceive you as parent, family member and can just refuse to be engaged. To cope with this obstacle happens not easy, it is necessary to be prepared for lessons very carefully, will not bother to find or think out games which will delight the child and long. To force the child it will not turn out and if it turns out, then you can beat off any hunting to be engaged.
the Third option - to drive the child in group. Efficiency of this way almost completely depends on the teacher. And does not matter whether it graduated from pedagogical HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION. His knowledge of English can be limited to “the children`s program“ - the main thing that he loved children and was able to interest them.What
option of training of the child you would not choose (except creation of the language environment), occupations should not last more than three hours a week.
the Principles of training of the child in English
Are three principles which observance will help you to achieve good results when studying English with the child:
- of Sequence. you do not hurry to train the child in knowledge of grammar and spelling if you have though the slightest doubts that it is ready to it. If you do not use any manuals and make the program, it is worth paying special attention to giving material consistently. Though practice shows that nevertheless it is better to use good textbooks - the plan made by the professional philologist will be more effective.
- Naturalness. Many parents are sure that it is not necessary to begin occupations with the child till five years, it is necessary to wait until it goes to school, differently these lessons “take away the childhood from the child“. Actually, if occupations are organized correctly, they will naturally take place - and the child will not feel any academic load.
- Persistence. it is possible, not everything will go as smoothly as you would like. If any technique is not pleasant to your kid, postpone for occupation time, and then try to interest him in language in a different way.
of the Technique of training of children
Choosing a technique of studying of English, pay attention on what age it is calculated.
- the Game technique is pleasant to both children, and teachers, it is interesting and effective. The essence is simple: the teacher holds games during which children improve knowledge of language. of Advantage of a technique: she adapts for any age (of one year), with its help it is possible to develop both oral speech, and knowledge of grammar, spelling etc.
- Zaytsev`s Technique suits children of three years. Recently it was adapted for studying of English - on the well-known cubes of Zaytsev it is possible to see the English letters now. Glen Doman`s Technique is developed by
- for babies: they are calculated on a visual memory of the child, on the fact that pictures and words written on them will be remembered and will simplify training in reading and the letter in the future. These cards can be made independently: Glen Doman made accurate recommendations in the books. It is possible to use cards not only with babies, and and with children up to middle school age.
- the Design technique suits children of 4 - 5 years. The teacher chooses a subject and devotes it a series of occupations. He offers different types of activity by means of which children recognize something interesting by a project subject, gives tasks for independent work (or with parents, depends on age). On the finishing occupation children bring works, creative, large-scale for their age, on the set subject.
- the Mixed technique - in it you at own discretion combine other techniques, play with the child games, study songs, develop projects etc. The main advantage of a technique - a variety. It will be simpler to you to interest the kid, he will never know beforehand, than you will be engaged today.
When should begin to teach the child to language?
If you decided to undertake training of the child seriously and agreed with the second half to speak at home in two languages (or to employ for this purpose the nurse), can begin though today. There are no age restrictions.
Decided to drive the child in group or to be engaged at home? Begin not earlier than 4 - 5 years. By the time of the beginning of occupations the child has to have a language picture of the native language, it has to have a sufficient lexicon. If you begin to explain to the child that “house“ means “house“, and he does not know what is “house“, efficiency of occupation will be equal to zero.
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