Children's childhood is the best time to learn English. Parents can help children learn English according to their own conditions. Next, European and American foreign teachers will share with you how preschool children learn English?
1、 Total activity response
This method is mainly used by adults to give activity instructions in English, such as "close your eyes, and nod your head", and then the children gradually make corresponding body movements by themselves. In the process of activities, the more special and interesting the actions required by instructions, the higher the children's interest in activities and the better the effect of learning language.
2、 Game activity influence method
Combine language learning with children's daily game activities, and adults use English to organize children to draw, count, handmake, play doll home, etc. In the whole game activity, adults use simple English and gestures to guide children's games, and only respond to children's requests and opinions in English. Therefore, a micro English environment is created for children at a specific time.
In the early stage of children's learning, adults should use a large number of gestures, movements and pictures to help children understand the purpose, requirements and methods of activities; With the progress of learning, adults can gradually reduce auxiliary methods and promote children to learn to communicate with others in English.
3、 Cartoon learning method
If parents or teachers have limited English level and can not effectively use English to organize activities, they can provide children with good tools to learn English with the help of videotapes, VCDs or game software.
In the process of watching cartoons, although children's attention focuses on interesting characters, gorgeous colors and funny plots, they can be familiar with English pronunciation and automatically correspond the pronunciation to the plot step by step, which lays a foundation for their further learning.
When watching, adults should not repeatedly ask "what did you say" and "what did you mean", nor explain it to children in a hurry. Instead, they should be encouraged to guess the meaning of the character dialogue according to the picture and imitate the character's comments.
On this basis, adults can also guess with children or discuss with them according to the description of the story to help them gradually combine the dialogue with the plot. If possible, you can also invite adults with good English to watch with their children, focusing on the purpose of listening, understanding and liking English.
In addition, adults can also use English songs, ballads and nursery rhymes to give children the opportunity to contact a wide range of English language materials and gain rich audio-visual experience.