In our kindergarten we have chosen to learn the English language naturally through various interesting situations and activities.
The environment surrounding a child plays an important role in active language learning. Without a feeling of recognition, safety, equality, and a sense of support from their surroundings, it isn’t likely that children will accept a foreign language as something new, interesting, and worthy of discovery. From our experiences so far we have come to the conclusion that children learn languages in many different ways, just as when they learn their native language. So it is desirable to use situations surrounding the child on a daily basis so that they can use the learned words as often as possible.
In order to learn new words, but also to check those already learned, we use bilingual incentives, which require the active inclusion of children. In the plentiful spatial-material surrounding which meet their every need, on a daily basis, children will be able to enjoy activities and motivators, which naturally and actively promote early learning of the English language.
Like in the other educational processes in our kindergarten, parents are considered an equal partner in learning the English language. Together with the teachers, they participate in creating a positive self-image of the child, they are assistants in the child’s growth and learning. With active participation, listening and interest in the activities in the English language, the child gets the message that they are important and that their effort is appreciated.
With early learning of the English language in kindergarten, the child will very quickly learn new ideas, communication methods and opportunities for the development. However, we cannot forget that each child has their own developmental path, and that they cannot be rushed.