Parents are the best learners of English language learning, however, in order to be effective in learning English at home with your child, parents need to understand and adhere to certain rules when teaching their children.
Most private exchanges with parents, they talk about the best solutions for their children. The point of contention is that although not many parents can use English fluently, they still want their children to be able to practice learning English at home. It is a difficult problem, but parents seem to be desire to give them a method or even a miraculous one that makes the practice of English for children simple and easy.
If those things existed, learning a language would be nothing complicated. They will be able to learn at home and use proficiency in foreign languages only after a short time. The fact that learning a foreign language and practicing using the language effectively is a difficult journey.
Before discussing some methods for Vietnamese-speaking parents to help their children learning English at home effectively, parents need to keep in mind three things:
Actively learn and practice the language
We often hear most mothers talk about learning English at home methods with their children such as their children will have to get up early every morning to learn grammar lesson, the evening will be the grammar exercises or the postcast from the CD. And then they wonder why with that dense schedule they do not see the progress of the children in English communication or why they do not bravely speak English more when in class.
The reason seems to be very clearly: by yourself have made your child hate English with a stressful schedule. After every working day, no one wants to continue to do too much homework. Therefore, handing them full of homework will turn learning English at home into a scary punishment and utterly boring. That method is simply counterproductive. If they do not like to speak English, they will never speak. And if they do not speak English they will never be able to improve.
Avoid overloading paper work assignments
Paper assignment is a passive exercise of learning English at home, although useful but limited. Paper-based exercises can help to reinforce the grammar structure while learning, one or two exercises that can help them to remember grammar. But you can not really practice a language that way. You need to use English documents, structures in communication, listen to people using them and use in writing. This training method helps to connect the human brain in a more effective and long-lasting way than passive training.
Do not force your child to speak English in an inappropriate situation
Parents often wonder why they do not speak English to foreigners in the street or in the cafeteria, and forget that children do not like to talk to strangers. With children, strangers are foreigners even more scary. They have different physical characteristics and speak the language they can not understand or use. Moreover, language is formed in appropriate circumstances. In other words, we will never suddenly say something without reas