Speaking English or a second language has many advantages, not only on a competitive level when they start their working life, or when they have the opportunity to study in another country, but it also has benefits such as expanding their social, cultural and literary world, as well as cognitive skills by training your brain on another language.
But starting this learning requires more than will, because ideally, you should follow a strategy with different axes to make it more attractive, easy and effective. At Chilango, we’ve done your homework and given you some tips for young children to learn a second or third language.
Do it as soon as possible
Various studies show that girls and boys at an early age (1-3) memorize sounds, communicate with them more easily, and from that age their brain also develops, so learning becomes easier. However, from the age of 10 to 18 it will be a time when the rules become easier and they have more fluency.
Attend a school with a bilingual model
This is the most important point, because the bilingual school will give them all the tools for perfect learning. For example, Lord Bertrand Russell’s school, 100% bilingual, bilingual and trilingual, has international certifications such as: French Alliance, Cambridge, GAC Bilingual Baccalaureate. Personalized education with a selective and affordable humane education model.
All this, in safe and leading-edge facilities, as well as a school control learning platform, and a comprehensive COVID prevention protocol. In addition, they have food service, extended hours, and school transportation.
Practice with precision
Practice is the best option, so try to watch movies in English with or without English subtitles, or in the language studied, listen to songs, read, and practice speaking the language when the opportunity arises.
Download apps that help them
There are many applications that act as a game to enhance the language they are studying. This is a good tool, because they won’t feel like they are studying, but they will have an entertaining moment.
Motivate them daily
Every day we learn more about positive parenting, as it is about empathy and creating a fun environment for girls and boys, without scolding or punishment. So you can continually praise their achievements and motivate them that this learning will bring them more benefits, for example scholarships, school exchanges, etc.
Content created in collaboration with Lord Bertrand Russell