We all know about the four necessary skills for learning a language : listening, speaking, reading and writing. To be aware of them and to use them, lead us to an effective communication with people. Last week, our main concerns were " listening " and " speaking , the first skills we always begin with when we start our teaching-learning process.We usually hear that a good way to learn a language is to do it as children learn their L1 They acquire the language by listening to their parents and,then ,by imitating what they say.That means, as part of a natural process. In that moment, they are not aware of speech formation or grammar yet. That comes next, as a relevant learning process in their lives.
When children acquire the sounds of the target language and are able to reproduce them,they are ready to start reading : isolated words , then phrases and simple sentences until they get to more challenging structures. They get a sense of "satisfaction " when they can read something. Next, they start writing what they began to read. Writing is not something they enjoy doing so much, but they understand that it is part of their learning process and, I am sure that when they see technology being applied in writing they will really enjoy it .I found some good sites during our search where children can practice all language skills. Some of them are : http://www.vocabulary.co.il . Here, they play online games to practice vocabulary and compound words, among other contents. I like a dictionary that I found for kids at : http://yourdictionary.com and a site that I really enjoyed was: http://www.bookpals.net/storylineThis is a selection of stories read online by well-known actors. And there is still much more.
Have a nice weekend you all !