If you want your child to learn a foreign language, don’t wait until they are old; now is the best time to teach them. It has been proven that it is much easier for a child to learn a foreign language than an adult. But teaching children a foreign language is a task in its own; however, you cannot let the learning ability your child has now go to waste. There are several ways that you can make the entire process of learning a new language much easier for your child and below are some of them.
Exposure to native speakers
As a child grows, they learn the language by hearing how you and others around them communicate. The same applies when you want them to learn a new language. The more they interact with native speakers of the language you want them to learn, the easier it will be for them to master the language. You can achieve this by hiring a nanny who speaks the language you want your child to learn. You can also achieve this by traveling to the country in question and ensure that you actively interact with the locals in that country. For instance, when you are discussing prices with a local about cheap Singapore hotels around the city, let your child listen.
Classes or School
At times, dedicated foreign language classes for kids can be a bit costly. There are some schools that offer foreign language classes or offer dual language programs where the students are tough in more than one language. For example students are taught both in English and Spanish.
Resources in this case refer to books, music, DVD’s and the internet. You can opt to read your child children’s books that are in a foreign language provided you can speak that language. Music is also a good tool for building a child’s vocabulary and it offers a perfect opportunity for your child to practice the foreign language. Before you know it, your child will be singing along to songs that are in that particular foreign language. There are different language instruction software’s and DVD’s that are specifically made to help children learn a new language. The internet is a great source for most of these resources; simply use your regular search engine to search for the specific resource you desire.
Your child may be hesitant to learning new things however; a little persistence will not hurt. Simply keep in mind that they will come to thank you later on in their lives.