How you can help your children to learn English – Meridian tips
Author: Anna Steindel
Author: Anna Steindel
First of all, we understand the importance of learning at the early stages, as we already explored with you here. At Meridian School of English, we are focused on effective learning and the educational development of your child. During our online English lessons, we try to develop your children’s skills: grammatical, communicative or related to the appropriate pronunciation of words. We realise that learning a foreign language only in school is not as effective as it should be. Why?
The best effects on children are received when students engage in regular lessons. Doing exercises, talking with colleagues in a group only in English or solving language puzzles together are some of the best ways to have an interesting learning experience. If we give our children the opportunity to practice outside the classroom, it will be easier and faster for them to absorb and retain what they have learned. If you want to know some of our suggestions for adapting material with children, stay with us until the end of the article.
Single words in everyday life
The most important thing is the adaptation of the method to the age and language level of your child. With the youngest children, fun works best with the interweaving of English words for everyday conversations. It is worth starting by using one word that your child learned during our online English course. How do we do that? The most important thing is to clearly define what the word is and use it instead in your native language.
More frequent use of new words means more language skills
This fun helps the memorization process in children and teaches them to reflexively use concepts in English. This will make children more likely to communicate in a foreign language. In addition, this fun enriches their vocabulary that can improve their way of thinking. Thoughts affect words, and words affect thoughts. Therefore, it is worth working on vocabulary from an early age, to broaden toddlers’ perception of the world.
Exercise: what am I thinking about
For children a little older and more advanced linguistically, we recommend the exercise “what am I thinking about”, which is perfect for travelling and will be a great addition to our course, but also classes at school. What is this exercise? At the beginning of the game we give the slogan “what am I thinking about”, and then we describe this object, activity or place. We start with the simplest, that is, for example, to describe the colour, or what it is used for or where we can meet “this something”.
Children learn and memorize material faster
Children can develop skills such as fluency in speaking during our 30-minute English lessons – read about our methodology here. However, it is important to repeat the exercise regularly. Regularity helps to develop good habits. It is worth showing the youngest that regular learning brings benefits, such as smaller parts of the material to assimilate in a given time. Let’s show the kids that learning can be enjoyable.
If the child can already build a few sentences in a foreign language then you can try to talk in English, even the simplest, like welcome and introduction. It is worth trying such short conversations in English with them so that they will gladly take the next steps in communicating with their peers. Thanks to this, your child gains confidence in speaking but also practices what they’ve learned so far.
Self-confidence in science is important at every stage
At Meridian School of English, we want children to overcome the language barrier and get used to the language. Therefore, in our school in one group, there are up to 6 classmates from different nationalities but with the same level of English. To ensure adequate education of children and ease of communication during class. How do children communicate with their peers in class? Only through English, do mix-international groups allow achieve self-confidence quickly and easily in speaking.
Education is the key to success. Combining education with fun and daily activity gives a guarantee of satisfaction with learning a foreign language. English conversations, exercise like “what am I thinking about” or weaving individual words into everyday life are the perfect complement to our online English course for children.
These are our suggestions for exercises for the youngest, which will allow you to easily and pleasantly assimilate the knowledge gained during our online English lessons. This will be suitable for children 5-15 years. Would you like more information about our English course for children? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to help you.
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