Monday, February 24, 2014

Teaching children singing their favourite songs in English

This is how I teach myself and my child songs in English taken from Scooby Doo movies.
He refuses to sing anything else - that s that period... So I do what he likes and he learns a lot of new English words

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A great efficient language learning home game

It is Thursday, Spanish Day

I will tell u why it is important.

I ve got so many English books, I m the Spider Man!

A long time ago :) 2 or 3 years, I invented a home learning game
I wanted my child to get notions (not really speak) , but get notions and get his speaking aparate in his mouth and his hearing to get used to foreign sounds.
So here is the game:

Monday - an English day
Tuesday - a French day
Wednesday - a Polish day (native)
Thursday - a Spanish day
Friday - A Russian day
Saturday - a German day
Sunday - a Norwegian day

u can use any languages familiar to u , or those u want to learn urself

the thing is to:

- try to speak the language, as much as u can, but not too much, all day or some hours, mix with the native of course!
- listen to the foreign songs
- listen to CD, stories, songs for children
- use foreign language games or use normal but speak the languages while playing
- do the language theatre
- buy foreign language heroes toys such as Scooby Babar Poco Yo etc
- use costumes of those heroes
- get the child intrested in those heroes
- watch youtube, films in the foreign language, cheap!
- play games in the foreign language
- do the half an hour lesson of this language, Helen Doron or other style.. communication, on the floor... see my other films
- invent ur own ways of using the language
- put stickers all over
- make foreign language games

sometimes the child may not cooperate, has worse day and u too
drop it for some time, then come back again
i ve been doing is for over 5 years.. it works.. he doesnt actually speak fluently but he recognizes the languages and knows words
if u want the child to speak the language , focus on one only
and put him to foreign language school or get him the foreign nanny
or speak the language at home ALL THE TIME
i didnt want it

and i think my way is better :))

let s see in a few years

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Revitalization of the blog

My child has his winter vacations with grandparents and I...
I am resting.
I am planning the revitalization of my old blog.
I am planning the summer vacations in Bieszczady like the great ones in 2009
Welcome back you all!

Joanna Choluj