5 Ways to Teach Your Child a Foreign Language

Learning a foreign language can provide a number of benefits for your child, including improved social skills and wider career opportunities.

If you want to help your child to learn a foreign language, but you don’t know how, here are a few helpful tips to get you started…

 

  1. When it comes to learning a new language, it is important to practice as often as possible. Help your child to include language learning in their daily routine by making time to practice together at home or by using an online course.

 

  1. Language learning apps for your child’s tablet or smart phone are a great learning tool. They encourage learning through fun and interactive games and they are easy to access anytime, anywhere. There is also a wide range of language resources available on the internet

 

  1. Foreign TV programmes are another great way to enhance your child’s language skills. This will give them an opportunity to follow conversations and learn correct sentence structure and pronunciation. It can also be beneficial to watch with subtitles switched on.

 

  1. Sticky labels are one of our favourite learning tools, because they are a really quick and easy way to help your child learn the translations of everyday objects. Stick them on everything around the home to help your child to memorise new words and increase their foreign language vocabulary.

 

  1. Finally, encourage your child to teach you their language skills! Ask them to pronounce and then translate some of the new words they are learning. This is not only great practice, but it will also help them to memorise the language. Let your child play the teacher and you will both benefit from this fun learning method.
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