At home, people attach great importance to English. The positive atmosphere of learning English is conducive to the improvement of English proficiency. Many online English courses, various English training institutions and one-to-one courses for foreign teachers are welcomed by students of different economic levels. Many well-off families will choose one-to-one English lessons for their children.
The benefits of one-to-one teaching by foreign teachers are obvious to young children. Children do not have to travel on the road, they can get in touch with authentic English in the familiar environment at home. Nevertheless, even if foreign teachers are invited to visit one-on-one every week, the number of times children speak English is still limited. What are some good ways to improve children's frequency of using English? That is, if parents speak English with their children, they will have more chances to express themselves in English.
When children learn English, they usually buy many original English picture books for their children at home. These picture books, parents accompany their children to read and discuss, can not only increase children's understanding and memory of the book content, but also benefit the cultivation of parent-child relationship. When discussing, it would be great if you could use English. It is obvious to help children in English by discussing with them in English.
Parents need not worry that their English pronunciation will have a negative impact on their children. Children's English pronunciation is with foreign teachers in class, or characters on TV. If most of the time the children are exposed to standard English accent, the influence of parents'accent will be very small. Although parents'accent has little effect on their children, the content of the conversation has a very obvious effect on them. Especially children's English vocabulary. Rich vocabulary, for children and peers to open the gap is still very advantageous.
It is a challenge for Chinese parents whose spoken English is not very good to have conversations with their children in English, whether it is to discuss English books, animations or daily conversations. Therefore, before starting an English conversation, parents need to be prepared to learn some common vocabulary in everyday English. At the beginning of a conversation, you can try simple sentences first. Don't be too demanding at first, or both sides will feel pressure and frustration.