“How to teach Chinese to a child as a second language?” If you ask this question and looking for the answer here, obviously your kid take Chinese as a foreign language and know little about it.
There are many reasons for a child to learn Chinese at an early age. It’s believed that learn a second language in an early age is much easer than learn that as an adult.
- You may feel that Chinese language is very important to the kid’s future.
- You may just want to inspire his various interests and want him to be smarter.
- Your kids may be too young to go to a Chinese language school and you want him to learn some basic Chinese language knowledge first.
- You are a language teacher and want to find some products or applications for kids’ Chinese learning.
Ok, if you are parents, you don’t even need to find a teacher. In some cases, these expensive tutors do not have the experience to teach a kid Chinese. And what children need to learn at the very beginner stage is really so simple, that you can do that at home.
Some tricks to teach Children Chinese as a foreign language.
a) It is important to try and only use Chinese the entire time in the classroom with the children. If they don’t understand something you say, show them. If you do not know Chinese, it’s also OK. You can learn with your kids together.
b) Demonstrate as much as possible and remember to use many games, songs, and activities to get them moving. For example, it is a good idea to learn with your kids, and then make some poker with your kids, and play with them. You may invite several children to do these together.
c) Never force the children to speak. They should enjoy the lessons and not feel stressed about going to Chinese class. The best way to get them to speak is to show them a picture and to say something like ‘Is this a bird, or a cat?’ and try to use a word that they already know.
d) Use some videos, cartoons, funny software which they may be interested in.
e) Don’t expect a child can speak too much Chinese. The most important things are his interest on the language, the development of IQ and the confidence of learning something.
Steps for Children’s Chinese Learning
Now we will show you how to do that step by step, and provide everything you need to teach a child Chinese.
Step 1 Prepare to learn Chinese
Determine what you want to teach, learn some background knowledge of Chinese language, and know where to start.
Download some good Chinese software and use the abundant free online Chinese learning resources.
Step 3 Use Chinese with your kids.
To learn, play and use Chinese language with your kids.
(To be continued…)