How do I teach my child a foreign language?
January 29, 2006 8:39 AM Subscribe
How to teach my child a foreign language (English)?
posted by davar to Education (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My daughter is 2.5. We are thinking about homeschooling, but even if we are not going to do that, I think it is useful for her to know more languages. She seems interested in language (she likes the alphabet, little word games, rhymes etc.). We are Dutch, so that's not terribly useful in a globalized world. I want to start with English.
My questions are:
* At what age should we start?
* What method do you recommend? I want it to be fun for both of us, and I prefer something that does not rely (much) on tv or computers.
I know it is recommended to go to a class, but there are no foreign language classes for children where I live, and the few adult classes that are there, are not much fun. My own English is OK. I can read it as if it were Dutch, but my writing and speaking are not so good yet.