So I have to teach my 8 year old cousin the English language. Where do I start? He knows the alphabet. He's not expected to be very fluent as of yet but can anyone help me with where to start and shit?
How to start if you have to teach someone a language?
What Guys Said 1
Alphabet is good start - Get early reading books with letter associations - A is for apple, B is for boy etc when he gets a few words - Start having conversations with him and be pointing out objects all the time giving them their English name - Build up his vocabulary - Then try and incorporate English more and more into your conversation0
What Girls Said 1
Go for kindergarten-level books which are very colourful with lots of pictures but have one-two word sentences. Only buy/download about 5 of these. Once he is familiar with simple words like cat, dog, house, sky, apple, etc. then progress onto prep-style books which have longer sentences and use more words. Also, flash cards are good to help someone learn a language. Also, watch English language information films or children's films. Make sure he keeps a scrapbook of words he recognises so that he can either write them down or cut them out of various magazines and papers - don't cut out of books.1
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