Summer holidays can be the best time for your children to learn a new language at home, or get enrolled in a language course. Your children can learn a number of languages, now, such as, French, Russian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, and many more. Equip your child with one of these widely spoken languages, and it will help your child boost his or her self-confidence, and make them more competitive in the global job scenario. Summer holidays are a great time to spend more and more time with your child, help them learn a skill that could be beneficial for them in the coming future. It is a great time to take your child on a trip to the country where that particular language is widely spoken, or is an official language in that country. Always encourage your children to keep trying and keep learning that language.
Spending a few weeks in that country will help your child to get immersed in that language and culture completely, this way they will learn and understand the importance of that language. If you are trying to teach your minority language to your children, do take them on a holiday trip to your home country, take them to such trips when they are younger, as children grow up they like to follow what their peers are doing, usually. Traveling and meeting up new people is a fun way to learn a new language, children can learn a language much faster when they are enjoying doing it. You can also play a number of games with your bilingual children while traveling, and it is a wonderful way to educate and have a good time. If you are traveling by road, you can play a simple game known as “alphabet search”, also, ask your children to name various objects they see on their way in one or more languages.
While traveling by road, you can see a number of wonderful and unique things on your way, there are sign boards, animals, plants, billboards, cars, trucks, buses, restaurants and much more. Traveling can provide you with a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your child, and help them learn the language faster. Your child will never forget his language lessons, if you keep the learning process active and alive during the holiday break. If it is not possible for you to make a trip to a different country with your family, you can find a community in your localities who speak that foreign language fluently. For example, it is easy to find a Spanish speaking family in your neighborhood, you can let your children play with Spanish speaking children, or let your children make frequent visits to their home. You can also gift bilingual books to your children during the holidays, or bilingual games.
Keep appreciating your children, and provide them with incentives on every progress that they make. Read out to them bilingual story books every night, play bilingual games with them, reading has both linguistic and cognitive benefits for your children. So make use of this leisure time in a practical way, and help your child learn a foreign language efficiently.