Nowadays, most of the kindergartens begin to learn English only in the
third grade of primary school. But many kindergartens have already started to
learn English. Now Beijing Foreign Teachers Company will tell you why learning
English in early childhood has advantages.
1. Children's English learning is less disturbed by their mother
When Xiaobian learns English by himself, he can't remember to use Chinese
characters to annotate the pronunciation below. When he is called up by the
teacher to read the words, he often reads the Chinese transliteration below,
which is influenced by his mother tongue.
For young children, they have not formed a complete mother tongue language
system. When they come into contact with a second language, they do not use
their mother tongue as a medium language, but learn it as a new language, just
as they learn Chinese by themselves.
2. Strong ability to accept new things and imitate them.
These are the advantages of children's English learning. They are cognizing
the new world every day. Language learning is a part of it. Moreover, children
have strong imitation ability in early childhood. It is the best way to let
children learn English with foreign teachers. They can quickly acquire a
language by imitating the pronunciation, oral form and expression of foreign
teachers. That's why young children can master English before they reach school
age in a few years, while children who start learning English in adolescence
have to learn English for many years and dare not speak English.
3. Small psychological barriers in English learning
Every language learning emphasizes listening, speaking, reading and
writing. The learner's psychology and mood are also important factors affecting
language learning. We can see how important it is to put listening and speaking
first. Adults do not dare to speak English for a large part because they are
afraid of making mistakes, especially in grammar and vocabulary. But children do
not worry about this when they speak English. They dare to speak and are not
afraid of making mistakes. This is a rare good habit in language learning.