Most students are out of school and the summer break has kicked into full effect. As parents are thinking of educational fun activities to keep their children learning over this break, here is an idea. Parents and children can learn a second language together. There is no need to spend any money, pay for a language tutor, or sign up to pay for a class. The internet and the library are the only essentials that are needed.
Together parents and children can select a second language that they can learn together. Once a language has been selected, begin to search the internet to find out as much information about the history of that language and from where it came from. Then go to the library to check out books, videos, and audios on learning to speak that language. Together, read the books, watch the videos, and listen to the audios, while practicing what has been learned by speaking the new language and writing it to each other.
Parents and children can use their new language in the following ways. Go to a restaurant that speaks that language. At the restaurant, order food in that language and make it a point to only speak in that language while at that restaurant. Also, go to watch a film in that language without subtitles to explain what is being said. After watching the film, discuss the movie using that language. In addition, have daily conversations with the newly acquired second language. By learning and using this language, it builds a bond between the parents and the children. Moreover, it promotes learning to take place in a fun way during the summer break using reading, writing, and speaking skills in a new second language other than the primary language.
Furthermore, here is great online resource to use when learning to speak a second language is https://translate.google.com. This is an excellent Google free online translation service that allows a person to select their primary language and the second language that they are learning and to translate it instantly. For example, a person’s primary language is English and the second language that they are learning is French. They can put in words or sentences in English and it will translate them in French instantly. It even has an audio icon that can be clicked on to listen to the translation in French. Overall, learning a second language can be fun for all ages.