Tanikit Posted June 18, 2012 Share Posted June 18, 2012 My DD, 4, asked to learn a second language as she has a friend who speaks that language - the friend also speaks a lot of English as English is the most spoken language where I live (even if most people speak it as a second language) I was considering teaching it to her next year anyway as I may be able to get a curriculum at a convention much later this year. However, I am not at all sure how to go about teaching a second language - I cannot immerse her in it as too few people speak it and she is not around someone who does enough. She is reading English pretty well at the moment and actually asked me to give her second language flashcards but I am not sure her English phonics is rock solid enough yet to start her with a second phonetic system - would teaching her to read two languages before the first is totally solid be a good idea or not? Should I just stick to teaching her the second language orally? Any other advice on teaching a second language to a child who is still so young? She has remembered many of the second language words we have taught her when she is with this friend through very little exposure. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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