Learning a foreign language to children
When to start studying child a foreign language?
Everyone knows that knowledge of a foreign language — it’s that baggage that “useful life”. The knowledge of languages opens wide possibilities for personal and professional growth. Say: “How many languages people know, so many worlds he knows”. And each parent, the question arises: “When do you start to learn these “foreign worlds?”
MOST OF THE TIME. By and large, never too late to start. However, it is known that the brain child of about 3 to 10 years (different researchers give different figures) is in the “sponge” and easily absorbs symbolic systems, including language constructs. The same knowledge can be put into the child’s head in five years and ten, however, the difference in perception is already very different. The period from five to eight years linguists and educators called “Golden mean”, “the right” to start learning a foreign language. Determine several reasons for this assertion.
❀ most children of this age develop a good relationship with the native language, leaving speech defects, speech becomes rich and expressive.
❀ For learning a foreign language is very important conscious approach rather than rote learning.
❀ and thought “maturity”, in particular, the focus on the object. To five years the child already possesses this skill (though not fully).
❀ also Important social adaptation of the child’s ability to interact in a group. This is due to the fact that teaching a foreign language for children is held in the form of a game that requires communication with other people.
WHY PLAY FORM? The child is open to new information and knowledge (this is true not only of learning a foreign language), when retains interest in the subject. If curiosity quenched, he is looking for other more interesting objects in his field of vision. You cannot accuse him of restlessness and inattentiveness, since these manifestations are a natural protective mechanism. Can’t children to live in a state of boredom, unlike us adults! At lessons of a foreign language children sing, dance, learn simple dialogues, tales portray.
A VISUAL AID . Children believe what they see. And remember what I see. They are usually stronger visual memory auditory and kinesthetic. This is due to clearly-neck type of children’s thinking. It is important for them to catch a glance at objects in space, then the real objects become images, which can be handled. Therefore, when learning any foreign language is used various manuals — card.
MANUALS, TV SHOWS AND CDS . Some parents choose not to enroll your child in groups and groups and not invite the Tutors for private lessons. They deal with children with special books, CDs and magazines. This has its advantages, especially in listening CDs with songs, poems, stories. Because they are “language mini-environment”.
The child easily learns that is not imposed as “learning”, and is offered as “background” and entertainment. Children can spend half an hour with his mouth open in front of the TV, if there is learning transfer “for children”. For them it — one “cartoon”, and they quickly and easily learn new words, grammar and simple sentences. However, there is a drawback in this method: and not that the child sticks out in front of the TV. Language skills are honed in communication, and the child will need to practice speaking. If parents are unable (because of lack of time or knowledge of the language) to provide these conditions to the young polyglot, better visit the group where there is a mandatory communication in a foreign language.
Scientists have proved that learning foreign languages helps to strengthen memory, attention, creative thinking, General speech development of the child. Children who started to learn a foreign language at an early age, usually have an IQ higher than their peers. In addition, learning foreign languages gives positive emotions.