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How to help your child learn English
The best time to learn a new language is during childhood. Apart from simply having more time to study, a young mind is capable of learning and acquiring knowledge more easily than adults. This is one reason why many parents encourage their kids to learn English while they are young.
As your child continues to learn the language, it is important to encourage their development. Here are a few tips to help them learn English faster.
1. Speak in English.
The easiest way to help your child learn English faster is to speak it yourself! Children are constantly absorbing information around them. Speaking English at home is a great way for them to passively and actively learn the language. They will pick up words and phrases when they hear your speak, and you can engage in conversations with them daily.
2. Give them books to read.
Reading is a great way to improve English comprehension, better understand grammar, and build vocabulary. Try to make it as enjoyable as possible. Find fun and interesting books that will capture you child’s imagination, or read a book together.
3. Find a TV show or series.
Children love watching shows—whether it’s a cartoon on TV or online videos. This makes it the perfect opportunity to learn English without making it seem like they’re studying the language. Like books, they can learn English comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary. But watching videos allows them to hear the words they’re learning, so they can also improve their pronunciation.
4. Enroll them in an online English course.
While it is possible to learn English through media and everyday social interactions, a course or program provides a structured and formal learning experience. This allows children to learn the proper rules of the language. A teacher or Language Coach will be able to monitor their progress and ensure constant growth, allowing your child to build a solid foundation of English.
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