Very First Steps in English
A playful atmosphere promotes the development of a feeling for language and language skills in the very young and prepares them for English lessions in school.Today, the world over everyone speaks (or has to speak) English, in everyday as in work life. Developing early language skills is a clear advantage, whether in sports, listening to music, working at the computer, or at one’s job. It is a fact that the best conditions and cognitive requirements for learning a foreign language are present in the early years of life. The rise of national and international comparative tests such as PISA have stimulated many parents to make use of this advantage and let their children profit from early language learning.The teaching concept of this volume offers nursery-school teachers as well as grade-school teachers the opportunity to meet these challenges in both a practical and purposeful manner – without having previous knowledge of these skills. The book contains many suggestions for playing, singing and painting with the children in English to strengthen their confidence and language competence. There are 25 predefined lesson plans as well as flashcards, a vocabulary list and numerous templates for copying.