For my curriculum, I will focus on specific goals that the parents or guardians have for their child. The main purpose of early childhood education is for children to gain socialization and become familiar with educational structure. Barnett (2011) suggests “Early educational intervention can have substantive short- and long-term effects on cognition, social-emotional development, school progress, antisocial behavior, and even crime” (p. 6). Children who enter Preschools, Daycares and Head Start will have benefits which will increase children’s language and literacy and comprehension skills. LA Mona’s Curriculum will prepare children for formal education.
According to Kovacs, when children start to learn a second language at a young age and they grow up where using a second language is normal, their brain will have to start to decipher which language to use at a certain time (Kovacs 49). Because of this “Bilinguals may have a language ability that enables them to achieve greater mental flexibility” (Weatherford 2). This is why we should start a second language education early because according to Caccavale, the president of NNELL, “it has been shown to enhance cognitive development. Children who learn a foreign language beginning in early childhood demonstrate certain cognitive advantages over children... ... middle of paper ... ...guage.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 05 March 2014. .
The initial knowledge that children learn serves as a strong foundation for the learning abilities for their future. In order for children and toddlers to understand the importance of literacy skills from an early age, parents must enroll their children in classes that pay special attention to reading skills to better prepare them for their educational careers in the future. Initially, “providing a literacy-rich or language-rich classroom environment” assists in early childhood education (National Institute for Literacy). Children should start with a strong foundation of lit... ... middle of paper ... ... in small groups”, gaining a better understanding of not only the piece of technology, but improving on reading proficiencies (Beschorner and Hutchison). Children can become easily equipped to technology, which will lead to a studious form of education, rather than fall behind in the educational process.
This paper is going to introduce the topic in three aspects. In the first part, the literature review will include the interaction with the parents, the teachers and peers respectively. The second part is the implications of the int... ... middle of paper ... ...e language proficiency of pre-school children. The previous researches show that through interaction with parents, especially mothers, teachers and peers, the grammar, semantics and lexis of the L2 have been improved in certain degree. Given the positive effect of the interaction to the language proficiency, parents and teachers should apply the interaction skills in teaching the young children L2.
If done properly a child would be able to learn a proficient amount of another la... ... middle of paper ... ...as the demand for globalization increases. Works Cited Curtain, Helena, and Carol Ann Dahlberg. Languages and Children: Making the Match: New Languages for Young Learners, Grades K-8. Third ed. New York: Longman, 2004.
Learning a foreign language involves memorizing information which improves on people’s working memories where it deals with storage and processing of information over a period of time in order to strengthen mental as well. As the brains works out and function properly, it sharpen skills on reading, problem solving and negotiating by learning a new languages in life. Parents should support their kids to learn a foreign language instead of waiting until they are teens. As the brain of a young kid has several areas active in language acquisition. For instance, between two to six of young children have the abilities to learn a new languages much easier as they are very active receptors of the languages that exists surround them (Maxwell,
Learning to Become Literate “In any literate society, people constantly see the best way to teach children how to read and write so that the younger generation can become fully functioning members of that society.” (Savage 15) This is obviously an important goal of any society that wants their children to be well educated and succeed in the world. Learning to be literate is a very important developmental milestone that is recognized cross-culturally. Its social importance is shown in the fact that in school; literacy makes up 2/3 of the three “R’s”. (Savage 15) When becoming literate the most important thing a child can learn is that they can in fact learn in the way their school wants them to. They can be part of the school society and feel like they fit in with their friends who use literacy to communicate and play.
A student who is well grounded in his or her own native language is much more likely to succeed in a largely English-speaking academic environment. Bilingual education programs give the student the opportunity, and the desire to become acquainted with a new culture and a new language. This makes them much more likely to succeed academically once they are out of school, and have taken their places as adults in society. Bibliography: Works Cited Anzaldua,Gloria. “How To Tame A Wild Tongue.” The Norton Reader.Eds.
I think parents usually correct grammatical errors when their children grow up enough to understand non- standard forms. However, parents usually focus on the meaning rather than the structure until their children begin to school. The following commentary about high IQs contribution on successful language learning has... ... middle of paper ... ...and students need to be promoted and encouraged, otherwise they may lose their motivation and students should be exposed to real form of language, not only artificial classroom language. I think when learners are allowed to interact freely in group or pair activities; they can give useful feedback to each other’s errors. Group activities can give students more opportunities to practice meaningful language.
Educators in kindergarten and primary are more active in the classrooms, with extra-curricular activities to develop the learners’ English proficiency level. Learners are more enthusiastic by learning new vocabulary from a very young age. What are the benefits for learners’ to learn a second