Parents pay more and more attention to children's English education. Under the huge market demand, many kinds of English training courses emerge at the historic moment, and various levels of examinations emerge in endlessly. Facing all this, parents are confused and difficult to make choices; they will make wrong choices carelessly, which delays the best time for children to learn English and fails to achieve the best learning effect. Foreign teachers should clarify the correct principles and approaches of English education and avoid the misunderstandings caused by the influence of traditional concepts and parents'own wrong understanding of English education so as to make a wise choice.
First: Learning English begins with reciting words.
It is taken for granted that English training institutes write words by heart to children, and it is often measured by the number of words that children can recite and write by heart. This phenomenon has already begun since children began to study in kindergartens.
But in fact, the most important thing for children to learn English is to help them build up their interest in English, cultivate language sense and practice pronunciation on the premise of "listening" and "speaking". The most important thing is to cultivate their courage and confidence in speaking English. English is a language, not a knowledge. For children, the best way to learn English is from their interests and habits, not through forced or deliberate practice, because it will greatly reduce their enthusiasm and interest in learning. To master a language, one must first acquire the sound signals of the language. When the sound signals of the language form a subconscious, the language becomes a skill. Language becomes a skill, which is formed in a large number of listening and speaking, not in a large number of reading and writing. "Reading" and "writing" must be learned and applied on the basis of listening and speaking becoming skills, which is the natural law of language learning. Therefore, to learn any language, we must first speak the language and then the text. To improve the ability of language use, we must also let the sound signal form a reflex condition in the brain, "you can do it when you hear it".
2. The child is only a young student and the parents are eager to succeed.
Parents often ask their children's teachers in the classroom of the training institute, "Why can't my children speak English as fluently as other children have been here for weeks?" or "Why hasn't my children learned English so long here? Why hasn't their English scores improved so much?" and so on. Usually, children's actual interest, will and learning ability determine the speed of learning knowledge. It is not only the teachers'teaching methods and teaching quality that have problems. Of course, if the qualifications of training teachers are questionable, with the passage of time and the decline of reputation, they will naturally be criticized and eliminated by the public.
In the process of children's learning English, it is very important to understand children's interest, concentration, learning ability and other factors appropriately, because learning language itself varies from person to person and has its own objective laws. Especially at the beginning of children's learning, we really need to find opportunities for opening and speaking in the context. When we open our minds, there will be a spiral track of development. As a parent, we can not only ask for results, but also ignore children's feelings. When choosing an English training institution, parents should really think about whether this institution can protect or even enhance children's interest in learning English. With enthusiasm, help your child find the right way to learn what he sees and hears. In accordance with the normal learning cycle to train children to learn English, slow work, hard work, gradual success, truly grasp the scientific method of learning English for children will be a lifelong benefit.
Three: The more certificates, the better.
Many parents think that as long as their children's study can help their children get their certificates, they feel that the training classes they read to their children and the time and money spent have been rewarded, and they will feel very gratified and satisfied.
In fact, when a child learns by rote and grinding a gun in front of the battle, it can only make him have short-term memory. Finally, he gets a pass mark and gets a certificate, but it has no real meaning. When a child is really faced with an entrance interview and a job opportunity, a paper may be an excellent knocking brick, but it is by no means an excellent knocking brick. Certificates are the ultimate passes to be selected. When faced with practical problems and English terminology, the role of certificates is very small. Certificates of course do not mean that certificates are useless. Level certificates and qualification certificates are the manifestation and proof of learning ability. This is a certificate obtained through periodic training and contacts because the children's own ability has reached a certain level. Books are regarded as the proof of this stage, which is the affirmation of their own efforts and children's abilities.
Fourth, good learning environment leads to good teaching quality.
The quality of teaching is not pretended, because education is a major event, and basic education occupies the vast majority of children's knowledge. Once these years passed, it is impossible to repeat. This period of time to cultivate good learning habits, strong enthusiasm for learning, perfect knowledge system, children benefit for life. If we choose the wrong training institution, it will not only make children lose interest in learning, but also delay their precious learning time and waste their bright future.