English foreign teachers usually use pictures, English songs and body movements to teach children how to learn English. What are the characteristics of children's learning English?
1. Young children's English world is based on games and entertainment
It is obviously impossible for young children to sit quietly like adults, read texts, recite words and learn spelling. Children's learning is always inseparable from games and entertainment. So we should use games, English songs, English stories and other ways to let children come into contact with English.
2. Learning Better in Low Anxiety State
Children's language learning is like this. If we make the atmosphere very tense and force the children to learn, then even if we still accept it reluctantly, it will always be stressful. Children will be very anxious, and the effect of learning will not be good in the anxious mood. Therefore, in teaching, we should have patience, reasonable guidance, enthusiasm and gentleness, so that children's learning status will be better.
3. Children's English Learning Based on Imitation
People of all ages learn all languages by imitation. But children have special advantages in this respect. They have flexible throats and can imitate English pronunciation ideally and engrave it in their brains.
And unlike adults who intentionally learn English, infant imitation is very natural, which is the mother tongue learning mechanism in the brain of infants. Therefore, the famous theory of second language acquisition proves particularly evident in young children. As long as children are placed in a real English environment and communicate with each other more authentically, they will soon be able to master the pronunciation, intonation and expression in the environment.