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Language introduction before KS2

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asomervell Sat 07-Nov-15 14:23:23

Hola! I've just graduated from uni in languages and really want to pass on this passion to children. I'm writing bedtime stories that introduce kids (ages 4+) to foreign languages, before they start their formal education to hopefully inspires them to want to learn more.

Below is a really crappy example of an introduction to Spanish, but the idea is to apply this methodology to any language so kids can be introduced to French, Russian, Welsh, whatever.

I'd love your thoughts as parents on the idea!

Alex

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 07-Nov-15 15:01:33

For me I don't like the mixing languages in the story. My DD started French at 3 and Mandarin at 5 with specialist teachers and it was straight into entire stories in the language. In KS2 Spanish and Italian were also added and again entire stories -Os Polo is the one that stands out for me.

asomervell Sat 07-Nov-15 15:30:27

That's completely fair enough, the idea behind mixing is making it accessible for anyone to read, not cognitively taxing and not interfering with the flow of the story... It's more about making kids see that languages are awesome smile Entire stories are much better for solely educational purposes though, and it's awesome that you guys are able to do that! What is Os Polo btw? Thanks! Alex

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 07-Nov-15 17:36:22

Sorry damn auto correct it is Oso Polo the children's story about the polar bear.

asomervell Sat 07-Nov-15 18:03:58

Got it! Thank you smile

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