In this globalized age, English has become almost indispensable for survival. More and more people decide to learn this beautiful and useful language in order to open new doors. English, however, cannot be learned in one day; it requires practice and patience to be fully understood and mastered by the whole family. There are many ways to facilitate the process of learning English among the members of a family; one of them is cooking together. And it is that cooking together can help the smallest members to practice this beautiful language without feeling excluded from the educational process at home. This form is an excellent learning method for the youngest members of the family, as it allows them to be actively involved in the process. The little ones will feel like they are in an Irish homestay cooking dishes and learning English at the same time.
As we know, English has become one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and more and more people are studying it to improve their work, academic or other purposes. Giving English the importance it deserves is absolutely necessary if we want to make ourselves known in a globalized market. Therefore, it is not surprising that families are looking for innovative and fun resources to learn English among family members. And… what better way than to learn it by cooking? As they would say in French, there is nothing better than “apprendre l'anglais en famille”.
Discovering the world of English in the kitchen can be an exciting experience for children (and adults) where, in addition to acquiring culinary knowledge, they will also be taught some basic words of the language. This option is one of the best ways for children to learn English while exploring cooking.
Simple recipes to learn English with the little ones in the house.
One of the most classic (and easy) recipes to enter this culinary world are hamburgers. First, we must help them prepare the meat very carefully, while teaching the children some useful words in English such as “meat” (meat) or “ground” (cut). After cooking the meat, we can spread parsley and onion on top (parsley and onion), to dress it all and give it more flavor, then we will put the cheese (cheese) and the bun (bread or roll) with the sauce to taste of each one . This recipe is ideal if we want to start from the basics with the little ones in the house.
Another delicious option is to bake cookies to get two wins with a single act: decorate our desserts with cookies and learn some English words. If we follow the recipe, we can be sure that we will obtain excellent cookies and an advance in language learning. While we mix the ingredients and bake, our children can take care of the dressings. In case they are very excited to have their little hands on the cookies we can tell them truths like 'rolling out the dough' (extend the dough) thus giving a basic vocabulary to everyone involved in the project.
A deliciously quick dessert to prepare are the buns filled with Nutella while we decorate the bread with candies or chocolate inventing shapes. This preparation is ideal for those who want to start from scratch with the kitchen: everyone can be part of the project leaving their footprints in the buns while combining culinary knowledge with linguistic knowledge.
Another delicious recipe to prepare is a homemade pizza accompanied by words like “mashing the dough” (squeeze the dough) and “rolling up the edges” (raise the edges). Adding more ingredients to the scene, we will have some unique pizzas and our little ones will learn terms like “spreading sauce” (spread sauce) or “sprinkling with mozzarella cheese” (sprinkle with mozzarella cheese), so the culinary options are endless.
We can make super delicious recipes without getting too complicated as is the case with "chocolate peanut butter", although with enough motivation to learn new lexicons in English. In this case, the only thing that has to be taken into account is to immerse yourself in the search for new words and challenge our children to explain each ingredient while they experience them, enhancing the learning of the little ones.
Thinking ahead when it comes to learning English can help your children perform better tomorrow. When they go to an English summer camp, they will be able to understand the words related to food, something that will help them develop better.
In summary, by cooking with our children they can learn and improve their English without getting bored and even entertain themselves thanks to the glorious culinary world that this practice offers us. So why not motivate them and make them part of an experience where success is guaranteed? The only key point for those involved who want to demonstrate their language fluency is to never stop trying and always keep learning.
The more times we make an effort to practice English, the better we will use the tools we already know, seeming like a true expert in the field every day. So, light up your house with different recipes each time preparing deliciously creative meals using family moments to reinforce learning.
Benefits of learning English by cooking
In addition, when preparing recipes we will learn basic concepts of English, collaborating with the intellectual development of the little ones. What better way to get fully involved in the teachings, acquiring skills of daily living than to consult a book or think that speaking is enough to practice English.
Cooking together offers a more fun experience for the smallest members of the family that brings them great benefits in addition to the fact of rewarding learning. Cooking and speaking English simultaneously is a perfect way to interact with your children while creating stories and memories shared by all.
It is scientifically proven that cooking with your children from an early age contributes to their intellectual development; In addition, it establishes the first step towards establishing good dietary habits in their daily lives every time they move away from precooked and hot foods.
In conclusion, the kitchen can be an ideal environment to teach English to the smallest members of the family. Recipes are a fun and entertaining way for children to practice basic vocabulary that will allow them to speak a second language fluently and proficiently. Cooking together is not only good for your children's development but also a wonderful shared time to discover new healthy possibilities in English that will also be beneficial for the whole family. This is how we can learn English by cooking: through fun, practical and unforgettable experiences.
There is no better path to perfect language than having a good time preparing delicious meals. This is how we can learn English by cooking: through fun, practical and unforgettable experiences. Good luck with your recipes!