In any language lesson, communicative activities are the foundation of fluency. The same applies to any form of English classes in Singapore. These activities will enable you to do the one thing that is vital for mastering any language, practice, practice and practice some more.
We can all sharpen our language skills as we engage in activities that sharpen our listening, speaking, reading and finally writing skills.
Read on and find out how you can boost your child’s English skills.
1. Listen to English music or audio books
Of the four skills, listening is perhaps the easiest to practice. This is because your child can listen passively and they don’t need to concentrate too much. Use English in everyday conversations.
As you do this, you are sharpening your child’s listening skills. They will also get a deeper understanding of certain expressions such as idioms.
2. Participate in speaking clubs
Good listening skills inspire excellence in the ability of public speaking.
As your child listens to more English content and understand it, they will inevitably find the urge to respond. As they join and participate in conversations, they will naturally improve their English-speaking skills.
Conversation practice is a potent method of gaining mastery in any language.
You can enrol your child into a language school which provides English lesson for kids so that they receive consistent practice engaging with different people in conversation.
The good thing is that as they engage in conversation more frequently, they will get to practice pronunciation and listening skills.
3. Read books, magazines and other reading materials
As they become more exposed to environments where English is the primary language of communication, the next obvious step in boosting their language skills is reading.
Reading is a popular method of teaching English. With commitment and practice, your child will be able to expand their vocabulary. Start with simple stuff, such as children’s books and comics. Later on, they can go onto texts that command higher skill of reading comprehension.
4. Participate in games and group activities
As your child sharpens their listening, speaking and reading skills, they can take bold steps to enhance their confidence by participating in English activities.
For instance, you could introduce a game of “picture speak” to your child.
Draw an object, for example a house. Then, have your child describe the picture in English.
5. Take up some writing activities
Your child will attain mastery of English only when they can write proficiently.
Activities such as writing vocabulary lists, commenting on blogs, or even taking online grammar tests are not just fun but will take their English skills to the next level.
These activities will help to boost your child’s English skills.
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