Research has shown that even if you don't know a second language, learning alongside your child is often more effective than your child learning on their own. What's more, with the right materials, it's actually easy to help your child really improve - and a lot of fun too.
Best ways to build vocabulary in a foreign language We learned new words through Discovery Learning I am pretty sure that none of us had parents who, when we were very young, gave us lists of words to learn by next week. What generally happened is that we would point at something that we wanted to know the name of, such as a dog, and our parents said "Dog" and we repeated "Dog". This is form of learning is called Discovery Learning and it is the natural way we built our vocabulary when we were small. [...]
Better than magic – the best way to learn a second language Learning a language as if by magic? I remember as an eight year old, asking my mother if I could take a rug into the garden. With her permission, I laid it out in the middle of the lawn and closed my eyes. Concentrating hard, and with firm conviction, I uttered the special magic words to make my carpet fly. It did not move. The problem was clear: I was using the wrong words. I resolutely stuck to my task, using [...]