Many parents know that English learning is very important for their
children, but they don't know about English learning and how to coach their
children. Today, foreign teachers in Europe and the United States share with you
what misunderstandings should be paid attention to in the process of English
1: one sidedly concerned about vocabulary
When many parents report to their children's English classes, they ask how
many words they can learn and put too much emphasis on vocabulary. In fact, in
the interview process, teachers pay more attention to children's language
expression ability. Many children know a lot of single words, but they can't
speak in the real scene, which is obviously not good.
The key to early English learning is language enlightenment, that is, the
cultivation of language sense and situational correspondence ability. Language
sense is the ability to listen and distinguish sounds. The intonation and rhythm
of English are quite different from that of Chinese. For the children who just
come into contact with English, being familiar with the rhythm of English is the
basis of listening and speaking in the future. Parents are recommended to start
with some English nursery rhymes
The second ability of language enlightenment is the ability of situation
correspondence, that is, the ability of children to integrate their existing
English information and output language according to the language scene. It is
recommended that parents start with simple English cartoons and graded reading
to develop their children's contextual learning ability.
2: over emphasis on spelling correctness
Some parents often ask teachers to strengthen the practice of word
dictation, which can promote reading. However, to ask children to recite words
mechanically too early not only can't achieve the goal of improving reading, but
also can easily make children lose interest in English learning too early. Step
by step is a more effective way to achieve autonomous reading.
3: focus on grammar details only
Paying too much attention to grammar and details, instead of encouraging
English writing from the perspective of sentence structure, is easy to stifle
the creativity of children at the beginning of writing expression.
As a learner of non-native English speaking countries, it is necessary to
pay attention to grammar. But we can also learn from the basis of how children
in British and American countries start to write in English.
Usually, foreign teachers pay more attention to the study of part of speech
and sentence structure. For example, verbs are often introduced to children
first, because they symbolize actions and have many tenses. Then, nouns,
articles, prepositions, etc. are introduced to make children familiar with these
parts of speech. As for the sentence structure, we can strengthen the children's
consolidation through some small exercises.