My child is starting to hate English, what should I do?

Many parents say that their children are starting to hate English, so what should I do? This is a problem that many parents encounter. They know that English is important, but their children hate it and don’t want to spend time on it, they just read it casually for exams.
Help your child find the motivation to learn

The latest brain science research has found that guiding children to take the initiative to learn is effective, and that over-stuffing the brain during the day and staying up late at night will result in poor learning. If parents use coercive methods for a long time, it will cause negative effects on children and make them suffer a serious shadow in their minds and gradually hate learning.


Why is it that children who go abroad to study can make rapid progress in English in a short period of time?

Many people think it is because of the environment, but this is superficial. The real reason is that children have a need to use English, they have to communicate with people, and therefore they have the motivation to learn. But there is no problem with not speaking English in some countries, so how do you guide your child to find the motivation to learn? As long as the child encounters something he is interested in, he will be willing to take the initiative to learn, just like my friend’s child in junior high school, who was particularly interested in Harry Potter and started to learn English in order to understand some of the original text of magic. If you open your heart, you can go on and on, and your grades will naturally get better and better.

Why is Dutch English so good? But some countries loses to Korea, Japan, and even Vietnam?

The Netherlands ranks first out of 80 countries in the world in terms of English proficiency, and is the country with the highest level of English in the world. In addition, the Netherlands is also ranked as the happiest country for children. Why do Dutch children learn English happily and with such high results? The main reason is that in the teaching model, the Dutch focus on communication rather than grammar, and get children to think by exploring. The focus of teaching is on learning to think, to express, and to let children know that language is learned to be “used” and not limited to English grades. Compared to some people learning model, English in children’s minds is all about grammar, words, and uninteresting textbooks, followed by endless homework and tests. Over time, children will find English boring, resulting in low English grades.

Raise your child to speak English because it is most important

My child once said to me, “I don’t dare to speak English because my classmates laugh. At first I thought it was impossible, but then I realized it was true. Parents are so far away from school that they forget the reality of school. You can’t blame your child for not speaking English because it’s not his problem. Unless your child goes to a school where English is the main language, this is a true reflection of some countries’ education and culture and a sad one. At the same time, companies’ expectations for talent are that English communication skills are the most important compared to other skills. According to Delta’s Human Resources Director, Chieh Kuo Liao, “The ability to speak English is the most important of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

In fact, to let children learn English well is definitely not to cope with exams and higher education, but the practical use of English, helping children to open a window to a wider and broader world, as the wise man said: “What benefits them most is not English, but the understanding of Western thinking. The main reason he wanted to learn English well was never because he had to. His motivation for learning English was to gain a deeper understanding of Western culture and background, so that he could expand his knowledge in a more diversified way, and so he actively learned English from a young age through a variety of channels, developing a strong foundation in English.


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