To become fluent in English
I would like to share with you my personal experience, as a mother of 2, a boy with 19 and a girl with 14 years old.
Both of them are fluent in English, and how did that happen? With exposure and motivation.
EXPOSURE AND MOTIVATION ARE THE SECRET
They had been exposed to English since they were born:
This was the beginning of their exposure. Growing up they:
By then we had planted the seeds of motivation to learn English.
Luckily, my daughter had two great experiences before covid. In 2019 we have applied to receive a student from an interchange program and for a week we had a Romanian student living with us and in January 2020 she had been one week in Germany also in an interchange program. (This year she was supposed to be going to Greece but unfortunately covid didn’t allow it) These experiences were extremely important to improve her skills.
Fortunately, they also had the chance to travel to different countries where we talked in English.
The seeds that we have planted years ago are now transformed in beautiful trees, and nowadays both of them consume English every day. They watch youtube videos of their favorite topics, listen to podcasts, watch series, listen to music, surf on the net, they read articles of their favorite topics. What they like is not happening in Portugal but in the world so they have enough motivation to keep practicing daily.
They never attended to an English Academy and they have been having excellent grades in school.
This is the result of their dedication, focus and attitude throughout the years. Things are there, you as a father and mother, just need to put them in front of their eyes.
HOW CAN YOU EXPOSE YOUR CHILDREN TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Not all parents have high levels of English but almost all have the tools and the possibility to put in place “a plan” to help them learning.
Don’t forget the secret: exposure and motivation.
The more they get exposed the better results they will have.