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Tips to Help Children Confidently Communicate in English from Age 4

Teaching young children English is becoming increasingly popular among Vietnamese families. Some believe that focusing on Vietnamese first is more important than starting English too early. However, exposing children to a foreign language in the right way can help them master their native language while also confidently communicating in English from a young age. Let's explore the tips with YAHO! Tutors.

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Benefits of Learning English Early

Language Development

Numerous studies have shown that children can learn a second language more naturally and easily than adults. According to Patricia Kuhl, a linguistics expert at the University of Washington, children are exceptionally good at distinguishing and learning the sounds of a new language between the ages of 0-7. Early exposure to English helps children develop better listening and pronunciation skills.

A common concern among Vietnamese parents is whether learning English early might affect their child's ability to master Vietnamese. According to linguistics experts, children can simultaneously learn two languages without difficulty in developing both. Research by the Canadian Institute of Linguistics indicates that bilingual learning does not hinder the development of the mother tongue and even benefits children's cognitive and language processing skills.

Cognitive Development

Learning English not only helps children develop language skills but also stimulates logical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. Research by Ellen Bialystok, a psychologist at York University, shows that bilingual children can focus better and switch between tasks more effectively. This makes them more flexible and sharp in both learning and life. Additionally, children gain a deeper understanding of the culture and language of both countries, broadening their global perspective.

Confident Communication

Bí Quyết Giúp Trẻ Tự Tin Giao Tiếp Tiếng Anh Ngay Từ 4 Tuổi

Being able to confidently communicate in English is a crucial skill in today's globalized world. When children are confident in using English, they can easily make friends, participate in international activities, and have more educational and career opportunities in the future. Good communication skills also enhance their overall social confidence, helping them develop better interpersonal skills.

Tips to Help Children Confidently Communicate in English

Positive Learning Environment

A positive and engaging learning environment encourages children to learn English naturally and comfortably. Parents can create this environment by using both Vietnamese and English flexibly in daily activities such as reading books, going to the supermarket, singing nursery rhymes, and watching cartoons together.

Learning Through Play and Activities

Children learn best when they are engaged in playful activities. Language games, physical activities, and creative exercises not only help children learn vocabulary and sentence structures but also make learning fun and enjoyable.

Encouraging Real-Life Communication

Regularly encouraging children to communicate in English in real-life situations is an effective way to improve their communication skills. Parents can create practical scenarios at home for this purpose.

For busy parents who don't have much time to practice language through various situations, enrolling children in English clubs, group activities, or one-on-one tutor sessions at home, like those offered by YAHO!, can be a great alternative.

Kids Confidently Communicate in English with 1:1 Play and Learning Sessions with YAHO! Tutors

YAHO! English Play Care - English Fun Play for Kids Ages 2-12

Swimming, playing soccer, going to the supermarket, playground, cycling, or even just talking and sharing freely are fantastic ways YAHO! Tutors engage with kids to encourage them to express themselves in English through activities they love.



For parents who lack the time or skills to nurture their child's English abilities through daily life, YAHO! English Play Care service offers a tailored solution. Tutors personally plan and create an English learning and play environment for children aged 2-12, based on parents' requests and the child's personality and interests. With YAHO! Tutors as their "big friends," children will enjoy turning activities into fun and beneficial English learning experiences.

Eye Level English - Personalized Learning Path for Children Ages 4-12

Original Curriculum from DAEKYO Korea

YAHO! is a pioneer in Vietnam, offering one-on-one Eye Level English lessons at home, using the original curriculum from DAEKYO—South Korea's leading education group for over 47 years with the philosophy of "teaching from the child's perspective." The Eye Level English program meets CCSS (US) and UK National Curriculum standards and is applied in over 20 developed countries (US, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc.).

Personalized Teaching Method



The Eye Level English program with YAHO! one-on-one tutoring at home is an ideal choice for parents who want their children to build a strong foundation in English and confidently communicate from an early age. The personalized teaching method of Eye Level assesses the child's current level and develops a study plan tailored to their individual needs and abilities. This approach ensures more effective learning and rapid progress.

Benefits of One-on-One Tutoring

One-on-one tutoring offers numerous benefits for children. They receive direct guidance and support, with immediate answers to their questions and help with any difficulties. Tutors can also customize their teaching methods to suit the child's learning style, ensuring the best grasp of knowledge.

Conclusion

Helping children confidently communicate in English from the age of 4 not only benefits their language skills but also develops many other important abilities. By creating a positive learning environment, encouraging real-life communication, and choosing natural English exposure through direct one-on-one tutoring with YAHO!, parents can ensure comprehensive and effective English language development for their children.

Contact YAHO! today to explore solutions that help your child build confidence in and love for English, tailored to their personality and capabilities.

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