spoken english class for kids
Nothing is more important than you having good communication with your children. If your children are expressing frustration when you try to communicate in English, it may be best to ease up and use your native language. You want your children to feel 100% comfortable communicating with you.
Let your children see YOU enjoying English:
one of the best ways to get children interested in doing something is to let them observe you enjoying that activity. Don’t make a big deal out of it, but let your children see you reading English books or newspapers. Watch English DVDs, listen to English music or let them see you speaking English with a friend. Your children look up to you. When they are playing, they pretend to be you. If you’d like them to be interested in English, show them that you are interested in English.
Use English that doesn’t require them to answer in English If a child is forced to respond in a second language they find difficult, they can become frustrated and disappointed easily. You can use a lot of English with your child that doesn’t pressure them to speak.
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How to Teach English to Small Kids
Immerse the kids in the English language. Children have an advantage over adults because they rapidly pick up new words from conversation around them. Create a productive learning environment by exposing kids to English although classroom conversation, age-appropriate DVDs and videos.
Use music and songs to help teach small kids English. According to Super Simple Songs: "Young learners pick up vocabulary, grammatical structures and the rhythm of the language simply by doing what they already love to do sing." Use songs to teach numbers, the alphabet, body parts and other words requiring memorization.
Use motions and gestures during the lesson to reinforce learning. Action further enhances the child's ability to remember by adding a physical association to the word, and it helps small kids use up energy so they do not get fidgety or distracted.
Build an interactive environment for the children. "Transitions Abroad" advise teachers to: "Have them standing up and sitting down, weave games and dramatic play and singing into your lessons. Have the children take turns helping you prepare or carry out the activity or project." This helps the kids stay focused and offers additional opportunities for language learning as they follow directions, learn the rules for games and communicate about the activities they are doing.
Ask the children to take charge by having them lead activities such as Pictionary, charades, and hangman, and matching games to teach grammar, vocabulary and verb tenses. Allowing children to demonstrate their learning will build confidence and give them real-life language skills. Team games build conversational skills as students communicate with each other in the course of the game.
Small kids' do not use perfect grammar in their native language--do not expect them to do so in English.