There is a truth that children learn English in a completely opposite way to adults. Therefore, we can see that children are not interested in the language they are learning, or even do not care. However, they are still learning, in the children’s way.
When children learn English, or a new language from a very young age, all the language-generating abilities of children are still limited, not fully and completely developed to speak yet. This raises concerns among parents whether their child is receptive to what is being taught because they only listen without responding. In fact, like the way your children learn their native language, it takes some time for them to speak. They have heard their parents and relatives speak before, so they has gradually formed. Similar to English, children need time to absorb, memorize, in an osmosis manner. Then, what has been heard will be transferred to the spoken language. If the learning process of an adult is: Learning the rule -> producing -> remembering, then for children, the process will be: acquisition (remember) -> understanding -> producing -> studying rules.
The surprising ability to understand
Parents should not underestimate children’s ability to hear, as they can fully understand what adults say through gestures, actions, expressions, etc. Therefore, parents shouldn’t worry when let children learn English with native speakers because they can understand very well. For example, when teaching a baby to wash his or her hands, he may not react because he does not understand it, but after several repetitions, when teacher tells her to wash her hands, she will immediately wash her hands without having to translate them. Vietnam.
6 principles that is necessary to remember when have children learn languages.
Not actively learn
However, there is a weakness in the children that parents should be aware of, that is, they will not actively learn English and also forget very soon, so it is essential that parents should help her repeat frequently what they have learned. Not only does it help your baby remember in a long time, but it is also a way for her to express what she knows.
Parents should be aware of these to better understand their children’ learning style so that they have the right way to teach English, to avoid constraints or force learning to be counterproductive.