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English for children with a native speaker - the advantages and features of learning

English is a real golden key to communication in the modern world. Today no one doubts the need to teach a child the language of international contacts. But is it better to learn English with a native speaker or a Russian-speaking teacher? Such a dilemma is inevitable for parents!

The opinions of experts differ: someone considers it unacceptable to invite a foreigner - others, on the contrary, are sure that “ours” will not teach excellent English.

To answer this question, you will have to deal with the pros and cons of each teaching option and find a balance, taking into account the individual characteristics of the young student.

English for the child: learning features

Each child is a real machine for processing a variety of information. Learning a foreign language, in particular, occurs naturally for a child — like the native one. Therefore, it is enough to captivate the baby, create conditions — and the learning process will begin.

In this case, of course, we are not talking about the lessons “at the desk”: studying should be organized in the game form and take into account the mood and the willingness of the child to receive information at this particular moment.

Considering a native speaker is good, but a Russian-speaking teacher is bad (or vice versa) is certainly incorrect. However, key differences should be noted.

Russian-speaking teacher:

Explains new themes in a comprehensible language;

understands all the difficulties of mastering English, as he went through them himself;

shares analogies with the mother tongue, which will simplify the understanding of a foreign language.

English teacher:

provides an active perception of the language by ear;

vocabulary replenishment occurs naturally;

helps the student to overcome barriers in communication in a foreign language.

It becomes obvious that the smallest children learn a foreign language with a native speaker easier because this way not only they learn English - they begin to understand spoken language, speak fluently, and most importantly, think in English.

The best age for learning a foreign language as a second mother tongue is from infancy to 5-6 years old. If parents want their children to be bilingual, they should choose an English-language teacher.

Finding a good teacher

Choosing a native speaker, one should clearly understand: a native speaker and an excellent teacher are not equivalent concepts. A good teacher instills a love of language, arouses interest in classes.

A real teacher is a professional who knows the theory and methods of teaching and moreover has the practice of working with children. To prove his skills, he must show you:

  • diploma in specialized education;
  • other certificates and diplomas reflecting his professional activities.

Finding native English speakers in Moscow for children is a task that parents can hardly solve on their own. Therefore, everyone who is interested in efficient education will be pleased to know the problem has been successfully solved long ago: in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Tashkent, the CIS International School offers English for children with native-speakers. You are kindly asked to learn the information by calling the free number in Russia +7-800-775-42-70 and in Uzbekistan – 998-71-209-66-69.

We hope you can make the proper decision which teacher is right for your child.


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