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Tips to help your child learn English

By Famworld
Tips to help your child learn English

The importance of teaching English to children

It is now well known: children learn faster than adults. If you want your child to be fluent in English in the future, then the ideal is to familiarize them with the language as early as possible.

In addition, English remains the most commonly used language in the world, whether orally, in the international press, but also on the Internet, etc. In the French school system too, English is the first foreign language: having a basic knowledge from a young age is therefore very useful for the rest of your schooling.

In the long term, being able to speak fluent English will allow your child to have more opportunities: exchange program, further studies abroad, etc.

Learning a foreign language also brings an open mind, a discovery of other cultures, and helps to develop social, cultural and thinking skills.

At what age can you start learning English?

There is no age to start learning English, but it is well known: the brain of children is like a sponge that absorbs everything in its path. That said, effective methods exist for children of all ages, from 0 to 18 years old. The important thing is to establish a good learning routine and stick to it.

Why teach English to a child from an early age?

Teaching English to a child is one of the greatest gifts we can give him. Speaking English will open many doors for him and allow him to access prestigious universities, to travel easily, to find interesting jobs… The younger the child, the faster he will learn.

Do you want to support and help your child in learning English? Would you like your child to practice English on a regular basis and need recommendations? We posed these questions to British Council professors in France. They are pleased to share with you their advice for practicing English as a family.

Check out the top 10 English learning tips:

  1. Sing and listen to songs in English. Your child will learn new words and improve their pronunciation;
  2. Encourage your child to watch movies or cartoons in English;
  3. Dedicate an English corner at home, that is, a space dedicated to the English language. For example, display games, books, pictures of English culture;
  4. Read stories in English to your young children;
  5. Encourage your older children to read as much as possible for fun;
  6. Create a book or comic in English. Ask your child to draw the pictures and tell you the story. You can then write the text if he prefers and read it all together;
  7. Be an example and speak to your child in English every day if possible.
  8. Use English around the theme of cooking, for example, display the shopping list or make a family recipe;
  9. Play card games, board games or outdoor games in English. Your child will find it easier to learn English while playing;
  10. Offer your child a language stay abroad.

And that's why choosing HEBE ADVENTURES for your child's language stay is the best idea.

Choosing to send your child on a language trip can be daunting - that's why it helps to have friendly assistance to guide you through the process. This is where HEBE Adventures comes in! When you register your child for a language course on our site, we provide you with the following services:

  • A wide choice of accommodation options (host families or student residences with supervision and support);
  • Orientation, support and advice for the organization of your trip;
  • Recommendations on our special offers and discounts to optimize your budget;
  • Ongoing assistance and support before, during and after your child's stay.

Language stays in Ireland with a host family are the best solution for your child to discover the culture of the country in question while speaking a new language on a daily basis. He will then be directly in contact with a way of life that he did not know or knew very little about before. Orally, significant progress can then be noted from the second week of the stay in general. A very enriching experience from all points of view that your child will remember forever!

The selection we make to choose Irish host families is based above all on the network we have in Ireland which makes up our range of stays. Our local correspondents, present all year round on site, work intensively to select the families with whom your child will certainly feel comfortable during his language stays in Ireland. Our requirements and our seriousness allow us to offer you very high quality family language stays, where your child will enjoy himself while learning a new language.

At Hebe, our very complete range of language stays for children and teenagers allows you to make your choice throughout the year. You can be sure that your child will benefit from a program perfectly adapted to his requirements as well as to yours. You can go directly to our HEBE Adventures website to compare our language courses in Ireland.

Hebe's objective is to optimize the conditions for learning English through complete linguistic immersion in host families. Most of our English-speaking families are willing to help you arrange an English lesson or find an English teacher for your child, saving you the high cost of a residential course.

So what are you waiting for to find the ideal language stay for your son or daughter? Join us now.

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