With the growing interest in early language education, many of our customers have been asking how to start teaching Spanish to kids, as well as teaching French to kids.
The truth is, teaching a foreign language to very young children is not as easy as introducing vocabulary. This “flashcard” approach simply does not teach true fluency.
Teaching Spanish to Kids & Teaching French to Kids Up to 8
Teaching Spanish to kids and teaching French to kids of different age groups requires varying methods. And many of our customers have asked how to do this.
Therefore, we’ve created our Spanish for Preschoolers E-Guide & French for Preschoolers E-Guide. They are complete handbooks to Ana’s proven methods for teaching Spanish fluency and French fluency to young kids.
The e-guides lay out Ana Lomba’s Easy Immersion® methodology with tips and advice for children 1 to 8. However, the guides concentrate most on preschoolers.
They show you how to build your own immersion lesson plans, engage with students so that they are excited to learn, and work with parents to ensure your program’s success.
They can be adapted to work with kindergartners and elementary school students up to the age of 8, as well as for other languages besides Spanish and French.
Who are the guides for?
- Teachers, school administrators, and entrepreneurs exploring the idea of teaching Spanish to kids or teaching French to kids (or you could use it as a model to teach other languages).
- People who want to learn more about my teaching approach in general.
Who are they not for?
- Parents (this guide is meant for teachers and entrepreneurs – unless you want to learn more about my teaching approach).
- Teachers who are not fluent in Spanish or French (the guide is written in English with the samples in Spanish or French, depending on the E-guide, but in order to teach immersion style, you will need to be fluent in the language that you want to teach).
- People who cannot read English (the guide is written in English).
- Tutors (the guide is meant for group instruction, not one-on-one instruction).
- People who are not willing to put forth the effort to teach immersion style. If you don’t care if you are cheating your students teaching flashcard style, this guide is NOT for you! (And neither is my curriculum.)
Preschool is the golden age for language and other foundational development.
Anything you do in the space of the 0 to 5 years will have an enormous impact on a child’s life. This is why in my first guide for teachers I chose to focus on the early years.
But preschool is just the beginning and one should not stop there, especially with language acquisition. For this reason, while the guides focus on the preschool years, they also include great tips for teaching Spanish to kids or teaching French to kids. They provide a direction.