Monday, 22 October 2012

The Importance Of Teaching Children French

Since being able to speak different languages is a big asset, teaching children French is such a good thing to do. When you want your kids to learn the French language, there are several things that you should be doing. Getting the right tools and educational materials is very important because this is the first stage in learning the language the right way. You must create a good step by step learning plan in order for the kids to absorb and recall the lessons easily.

The primary thing that you need to do is to gather all the necessary and relevant materials that will help you with the lessons. Doing so will greatly help the children when it comes to learning the language. There are many teaching kits that you find whether online or in your local bookstores that are really good for children. You just have to be sure that the materials you are getting are effective and easy to learn. Comparing the materials can help you choose the best one to use.

Creating an environment that is suitable for learning is also important. You have to make certain considerations if you want to provide the best learning for the kids. Teaching children French is not that easy, but it is not that hard either. As long as you use the right approach and use the right materials, you will definitely be able to provide the kids the best learning experience. Think out of the box because your kids have different needs. What might work for one child might not work on the other one. That is why you have to come up with new ideas every day. Make sure that your children will learn something new without forgetting the previous lessons.

Use visual aids like flashcards or posters. Kids are actually more visual. They find it easier to learn when they see a picture. The reason behind this is that children can easily associate a word or an action when they see it illustrated. It takes less effort for them to retain the lessons when you use appropriate visual aids. Aside from using visual aids, be interactive. Create fun activities that will involve your kids. Challenge them into playing games that is still connected to the French language. For example, you can do charades and act out the word so the children can guess it. Then you can also let them do the action so it could be more fun. Creating simple yet intellectual activities can really help.

Teach children the basics first. You do not want to bore them with advance lessons.
Start with the alphabet and then with the numbers. Once you are certain that they have mastered it, you can then move to the simpler words (animals, food, colours...). Theaching children French can be really fun and satisfying to do. When your kids grow up, it will help them boost their confidence as well as boost their chances of getting a good job. Being able to speak multiple languages is a plus factor, especially French. It can definitely add a certain appeal when a person speaks it fluently.

Flashcards with Pronunciation

Posters with Pronunciation


  1. This is a useful guideline for the teaching of a language to young children. I only wished I had the opportunities to learn while young when we best learn new things. I agree, being multilingual can be a major asset in our shrinking world (at least in terms of social media).

    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

  2. Thank you for your comment. I always think that what adults lack in youth they make up for in motivation.