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Is it important to teach numbers in the beginning of your child’s language learning journey? Numbers are as important as the alphabet. How about counting the letters in the German alphabet (not in English but in German, of course)? Maybe your child has just started school and is still a little unfamiliar with numbers. Maybe your pupil dislikes maths? Yet, learning numbers in German helps your child learning numbers in its native language too. Please do not ignore the videos when your child is very young. It is great to start language learning in a non-formal environment at a young age.
Furthermore, young children can learn languages very quickly. Imitation is the key. My videos help with the pronunciation and the visual part- you have to be the child’s guide! Every child is interested in how the world works. Knowing numbers in a foreign language enables the child not only to ‘look over the rim of a tea cup’ but also gives him or her confidence. Satisfy your child’s natural curiosity!
For instance, why don’t your pause the video from time to time? Repeat with the child/children what you have heard. Remember, you are a team and your are the child’s role model. And if you can’t remember? Simply repeat the prior section. Best is to link the number videos to the day-to-day life. Count the fruits in the kitchen, the windows in your room, the clouds in the sky! Counting has no limits! Your child can’t concentrate long enough? Try out the second video- it’s a little game!
Questions are one of the most important elements in the language learning process. Every language learner can express his or her feelings by answering basic questions such as ‘How are you?’ or ‘Do you like this T-Shirt?’. Consequently, even at a very early language learning stage, you will get the most rewarding feeling if you can answer a question in a foreign language.
In fact, after watching the video, have a little conversation with your student. ‘Do you like this dress?’ Talk about the clothes you are wearing. ‘Magst du die Hose?’ (Do you like these trousers?) . ‘Ja, die Hose ist schön!’ (Yes, these trousers are nice!)
Furthermore, the Alphabet helps your student to understand the differences between her or his native language and a foreign language. Please also take the Umlaute-Video into consideration- it might be a good idea to use both videos in one lesson. The German Umlaute play a very significant part and can be found in countless German words. It is important that your student can hear the difference between ü, ö and ä. A lot of my students found this very difficult- therefore it is important to show the Alphabet- video more than once and practice the pronunciation as often as possible.
It’s fun to learn how to say hello and goodbye in another language! Even adults love it too and learn eagerly how to have a simple conversation in a foreign language. Give your child a chance to learn how to say hello and goodbye in German.
Therefore, watch this video once or twice and then it is your turn (whether you are a teacher or a parent). Have a simple fun conversation! Why not add some words from the previous video? Say ‘Guten Tag Katze!’ (Good day, cat), ‘Auf Wiedersehen, Fisch!’ (Goodbye, fish!) Make it fun!
Simple conversation: Young language learners are incredibly good in mimicking new sounds. This experience is even more fun when the child can interact with somebody else. Again, it is your turn! Try to create a short conversation with the child.
For this reason, try to remember the previous videos and incorporate them into your conversation. When you ask ‘Wie alt bist du?’ (How old are you?) count in German! Also, say ‘Guten Tag’ and ‘Tschüß’ or ‘Auf Wiedersehen’. Don’t forget to make it fun. Encourage your child to imagine to be in a day-to-day situation.
No doubt, colours are easy to learn and give you child an immediate sense of achievement. At a later stage, knowing the colours in German will improve language learning in general. Instead of only saying ‘Ich esse Eis‘ (I eat ice cream) the child will be able to say ‘Ich esse pinkes Eis’ (I eat pink ice cream) .Therefore colours help to describe things which makes language learning more fun.
First and foremost there are a few things to remember: