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The importance of language environment to English learning

Source:www.waijiaocn.com Release time:2020年12月30日


The importance of language environment to English learning


What is the most important thing in learning a language? Listening, speaking, reading, writing or grammar or vocabulary? Well, every teacher and parent may have different opinions, because they have different needs. Some of them are for the paper examination, some for the English certificate, some for the further study abroad, and some for the communication barrier free life abroad. So, how can we effectively help children learn English? Do questions? Recite? If a parent asked me, I would not hesitate to say: the need for environment is very important for children to learn English.


Language environment learning English learning language

Language environment learning English learning language

I once heard a parent say that if a child leaves him to live in an English speaking country for a few months, his English will be speeded up! After returning home, his English language sense, listening and speaking and other aspects have made a great leap. This is the important role of language environment in language learning.

Strive to create an English learning atmosphere. From the teaching environment, classroom language environment, English school life and other aspects. In Palo Alto, this warm family has long been dressed up as a "foreigner": English stickers, English signs, famous sayings and aphorisms are all over the wall, even the toilet. Let every child to learn English feel the English learning environment. In the classroom and daily communication with children, the teacher can try to use English to express in English, to create such a language environment for children.

However, after all, children in our English school time is limited, more is outside at home. So, at home, how do parents create an English language environment for their children?

Can start from childhood, more unconsciously to the child input English content, from simple words, to phrases, to daily dialogue, to sentences, and so on. Let the children come into contact with some English knowledge consciously or unconsciously in their life, instead of "learning" seriously, which will make the children easier to accept.

Don't be afraid to repeat. Repetition can deepen the impression over and over again, make children feel a sense of achievement, and gradually fall in love with the feeling of "speaking and using English".

Observe the small details of life and encourage children to express and describe them in simple words or sentences. For example, today in the park to see a lot of children playing games, you can let the children on this entry point to improvise in English to say a paragraph. Let the child develop the good habit of subtle observation and timely use of English.

In daily life, such as brushing teeth, or playing English tapes, CDs, cartoons, movies to children, let children immerse themselves in English listening and speaking environment, cultivate language sense; at the same time, let children have interest in English learning and Western culture.

Let children write English diary, no matter the content, genre, length, learn to record life and mood in English.

A Danish linguist once said: "learning a foreign language is like swimming. A student must be immersed in the water, not occasionally. A student must be immersed in the water and feel free, so that he can enjoy it like a swimmer."

Of course, good English learning habits, learning atmosphere and language environment can not be formed overnight, but a relatively long process, at the same time, the key lies in persistence. I believe that with the influence of English language environment, the efforts of students and the precipitation of English knowledge, English learning will be "like fish in water".

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