How to take children to learn English well and how to read English well is a puzzle for many parents. In order to solve the common problems that everyone faces, so that the company's employees can make adjustments and plans when they are educating their children, and master the correct way of learning English, on the evening of July 19, Vivi's mother and her daughter Helena were in Zhejiang company B On the sixth floor of the factory area, a public welfare course was held with the theme of “Breaking the Thinking Trap-How to Learn English as a Native Language”. More than 100 employees from Zhejiang company and their families participated in the public welfare class. Employees from Jiangxi, Shanghai and Poseidon also participated in the event through video sharing.
Mom Vivi pointed out that our English learning has limitations, and there are differences in the teaching methods of non-native English speaking countries such as South Korea, Japan, and Singapore; even if we can pass the college English test, but there is still a great deal in English application Difficulties.
Vivi's mother said that because of some test requirements, we only learn about the test in the process of learning English, and the test is mainly based on word memory and grammatical understanding, and basically does not involve word formation, let alone write paragraphs and longer At the same time, oral English has been seriously ignored. Although we have studied English for many years, we have never really used English; English is the universal language of today's world. Communication is the ultimate goal. We should learn it as our mother tongue. ; The best time to study is before 6 years old, and acceptable age before 12 years old.
Vivi's mother emphasized that listening, speaking, reading, and writing are the four most important things to learn English well, and the order of arrangement cannot be changed. This is a very important point. Listening and reading are input, and speaking and writing are output; with input, there can be output. It is a pity that our generation started with "reading", from apple and banana to complex GRE words, and then we heard that we made a fatal mistake from the beginning, so we will do more with less.
Shaping the language environment is the foundation of learning a good language. When the child is small, in the relatively closed environment of the family, we have to create a small world in English for him or her. Before going to bed, we can put a variety of English to him while playing games; play English games with him, sing English songs, watch English animations, and even English news, such as CCTV News.
Mother Vivi pointed out that this is a natural result. We ca n’t ask the child how to see the flower when we see it, and ask the baby dog how to say it when we see the dog. This can easily make the child feel disgusted and the interest is not long Parents strangled. Daughter Helena can say sporadic sentences when she is 4 years old, long sentences that can be translated when she is 5 years old, and can participate in the American summer camp independently at the age of 6 Gold award.
Vivi said that "reading" is a three-step process. One is Phonics; the other is Sight words; the third is reading in grades.
About Phonics, Chinese is called natural spelling, also called vowel spelling. Phonics is a phonetic system for children's learning, suitable for children learning English phonetics. Its core is to establish the correspondence between letters and sounds. You can read the pronunciation of the word directly without looking at the phonetic alphabet, and solve the problem that the word cannot be read and cannot be spelled. Phonics is one of the pillars of learning English, but Phonics itself is very boring. It is not suitable for spending a lot of time on special studies. It should be combined with reading. The strength of Phonics is that it can read characters. After the child has accumulated a certain amount of words, combined with some superficial knowledge of Phonics, he can read it throughout.
Sight Words, as the name suggests, are words that immediately respond to vision. Sight Words was compiled and analyzed by American scholars before the Second World War. The most widely recognized English high-frequency words are called Dolch Sight Words, with 220 words in 5 levels. According to British and American countries, these 220 words account for more than 60% of the total reading vocabulary! With these words, 60% of the words you read will be recognized in the articles you read. By studying Phonics and reading exercises with books of appropriate difficulty levels, you will greatly improve reading speed and fluency, and then there will be Helps understand the content. This is also the basic method for developing children's reading skills in countries such as Britain and the United States.
Vivi's mother believes that "writing" is based on reading, speaking, and listening, and it is a natural result. Vivi's mother tells everyone: 1. Try to use audio materials with English as the mother tongue to help develop a sense of rhythm; 2. Try to use audio materials and original books to teach and accompany children to learn; 3. Interest is the most important teacher. Let the children participate in the selection of materials and learning methods; 4. Try to participate in a summer camp in a pure English environment as much as possible to test your level and adjust your efforts.