Knowing the characteristics of children's English learning can enable us to better help children learn English. What are the characteristics of children's English learning?
1. Children's English world is based on games and entertainment
It is obviously impossible for children to sit there quietly like adults, read texts, recite words and learn spelling. *** So we should use games, English songs, English stories and other ways to expose children to English.
2. Learning better in low anxiety state
Children's language learning is like this. If they make the atmosphere very tense and force children to learn, even if they reluctantly accept it, it is always stressful. Children will be very anxious. In an anxious mood, the effect of learning will not be good. Therefore, in teaching, we should be patient with children, give reasonable guidance, be warm and gentle, and children's learning state will be better.
3. Children's English learning is based on imitation
People of any age learn any language by imitation. However, children have special advantages in this regard. Children have a flexible throat, which can almost ideally imitate English pronunciation and engrave it in the brain.
And unlike adults who deliberately learn English, children's imitation is very natural, which is the mother tongue learning mechanism in children's brain. Therefore, the famous second language acquisition theory is particularly evident in children. As long as children are placed in a real English environment and have more real communication, children can quickly master the pronunciation, intonation and expression in the environment.