Many parents let their children practice English since childhood. What are
the advantages of learning English for children that Beijing foreign teachers
share with you today?
1、 Little interference from mother tongue in children's English
Many people will think that if children are too old for primary school
English, they will not be very good. After all, they haven't spoken well yet.
But it is precisely because of this, when children's native language habits
haven't been formed or fully formed, the interference of learning a second
language will be relatively small. If children start to learn English after they
have mastered their mother tongue completely, the interference of mother tongue
to the second language is too great, and the difficulty of children's learning
will naturally increase.
2、 Little psychological obstacle in children's English learning
In the process of learning a foreign language, learners' psychology and
emotions are important factors that affect their acquisition. A lot of children
who go to primary school have poor oral English, because they usually speak
less, dare not speak, afraid of making mistakes, afraid of being laughed at. But
children don't have to worry about this problem in their English learning. Their
"language self-esteem" has not been formed. If they can't tell which is their
mother tongue or which is not, they will not resist English.
3、 English learning is conducive to the development of children's
Nowadays, education not only emphasizes learning ability, but also the
importance of quality education. Learning English is very important for the
development of children's language, cognition, thinking, communication and other
abilities. Bilingual children are often superior to monolingual children in
fluency, flexibility, creativity and novelty of thinking. For bilingual
children, they have been used to the free switching of two languages since
childhood, and their adaptability is naturally stronger.
4、 Children have physiological advantages in learning foreign languages
Children's mother tongue pronunciation has not yet been shaped, in the
development state, oral muscle has a considerable flexibility, which is
conducive to the needs of different language pronunciation. And English learning
is to fully stimulate the children's language pronunciation ability, speak big
and speak bravely.
Children have good memory and strong imitation ability. A senior and
suitable foreign teacher is very important for a child. Think about it. If the
child does not form a pure oral pronunciation at the initial stage of learning,
his future learning will be affected. Therefore, parents should pay attention to
several factors when choosing teachers: whether they are teachers from English
speaking countries, whether their accent is pure, whether they have TESOL
5、 Children's learning English can also stimulate brain cells
There are hundreds of millions of cells in the human brain, which are
connected into a complex network, and these brain nerve cells reach the peak at
the age of three. If there is no large amount of stimulation before the age of
three, some brain nerve cells will shrink because of useless.