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The characteristics of pre-school children learning English

The Characteristics of Pre-school Children learning English

Pre-school children learning English lay a good foundation for the bilingual ability of children. As a special type of language education activities in kindergarten ,   activities of learning English have its distinctive characteristics. Therefore, Native English tutor Wonderland reminds you must follow the regularities of the children's language learning in kindergarten on bilingual education.

1.Having intuitive learning Through movement, facial expressions or visual image .

Because of the characteristics of intuitive action thinking and specific image thinking for pre-school children , the thinking mainly depends on the concrete image , the appearance as well as the association of the things.This intuitive and pictorial way of thinking enable children to associate the specific matter, action and situation when learning a language . Therefore, young children learn English through intuitive action, rich expression or specific scenarios in most cases.

 2. Expand children's English experience through the integration of the related fields of learning content.

 Pre-school education is an integrated system project. Children can achieve development in health ,language, sociality, science and artistic fields through education, English education is a sub-project of the language areas , every progress of children in learning English will promote children's language development and overall physical and mental development. Therefore ,the activities through which  Preschool children learn English should be organically combined with other related field of learning content, according to the kindergarten curriculum of the overall goal. School should co-ordinate arrangements for language learning activities and create a good language learning environment for children.

3.English learning has period of silence .

The research results of native language show that children first learn to "listen to word" before they learn to speak, read and write. British teaching experts Palmer think: Only when child go through an embryo stage then they can speak native language . "In this period of silence ,outer words enter gradually and accumulate to form the subconscious minds of the children, which gradually wakes up the brain's language information, which is the preparation stage of the children's use of language . When preparation is accumulated to a certain extent, under the content of outer communication environment, the children begin to understand and speak a lot of words. Children who learn their mother tongue take a relatively longer period of silence while it is a relatively shorter period of silence when learning a second language.

4. Affinitive motivation is the main motivation for early child in language learning

Children who learn a first language related to their survival and life have a natural motivation. This natural motivation is generated by the actual needs of human social relations and the need of social reality. It is a need of psychology and emotion. This natural motivation is called affinitive motivation .The so-called affinitive motivation refers to learners in a specific locale, learning and mastering the language activity in order to be able to adapt to this locale. They want to become one of the language groups as soon as possible, and ultimately to improve the self-position in the groups .

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