"Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way." — George Evans
Interest based learning
Research has shown that a student will develop a higher level of mastery of a subject if they are intererd and engaged. Students' affective states contribute to their achivement. To be succcessful, students must find instruction motivationg and meaningful (Caine & Caine, 1991; Schiefele & Csikszentmihalyi, 1995; Tomlinson, 1998)
Still not sure?
So, whilst your child understands everything in this other language… they really struggle to speak German or English.
And whilst you may not speak the language yourself, you feel that it’s important for your child to be able to confidently communicate in your minority language.
Or maybe you do speak a second language… and you want to be able to share all your favourite childhood memories with your favourite little person…
But how do you help your little one to speak a minority language?
Most parents plug into Language Learning Apps or books… or maybe even squeeze a bit of German or English between dinner and bath time in hope that their kids will find the motivation to be able to actually speak and communicate in this other language.
But the truth is that mastery takes WAY more than just plugging into apps here and there.
Now, you probably already know this… plus you want to figure out how to best help your child get confident when it comes to communicating in a second language.
And you’re not afraid to invest the time and investment to do things the right way… because you know how important this is for your little one.
The trouble is… knowing HOW to best help your child when it comes to confidently communicating in another language… where do you even start?
You’ve tried loads of different tactics and strategies to help your child already… from foreign language TV shows… to story books and talking books in this second language… you name it.
And you’re now really getting to the point where you’re struggling to understand what’s right for your child and how to apply interest based language learning