At Logos International, a private school located in Las Rozas, we believe in the importance of learning languages from a very early age, when children are learning sponges. Through activities aimed at developing language skills such as watching and participating in plays in English, students acquire language skills in a fun and playful way.
The importance of learning other languages from a young age
From an early age, it is advisable to instill in children the learning of a new language. And, being exposed to the education of a foreign language, students develop some improvement in their emotional, social, motor, cognitive and, of course, linguistic skills.
In addition, learning a new language can be a great option for children to entertain themselves, have fun and share with friends, while acquiring new knowledge. Not to mention the incredible benefits.
Aware of the importance of languages, at Logos International, a bilingual school, we have expanded our program to multilingual program to multilingual We also offer classes in French, German and Chinese, providing our students with greater linguistic capacity and opening the door to other languages.
4 benefits for children of enjoying English-language theater plays
Opening a book and reviewing for hours on end is not the best way to learn English, especially when it comes to children. In these cases, finding a fun and entertaining approach to learning is the best option.
This is the case of English plays, a fabulous and stimulating teaching method for students that we at Logos International trust and rely on for results. Here are the main benefits for children of enjoying a play in English.
Even in their native language, students are able to improve their pronunciation and speech. With the help of the plays, the child gets used to hearing the correct intonation and accents of both languages.
Children quickly learn new vocabulary with learning methods as interactive as theater plays. In turn, they pick up language structures much faster without having to pick up a book.
Generates greater fluidity and confidence
When learning a new language, losing fear is one of the first steps to fluency. Through dramatization and theater, it is possible for children to learn to use English and to know how to use it in certain contexts with greater fluency.
Develops your creativity
These types of activities also encourage creativity in children, helping them to have a much more open mind. Undoubtedly, an aspect that is also beneficial for their personal growth in the future.
For this reason, at Logos International School, we work on the project of the plays in English in a transversal way in all the grades of primary education.
Other activities for children to learn English
In addition to the plays, there are other activities that are ideal for encouraging children to learn English that we also use curricularly in our learning project at Logos International School. Here are some of them:
- Storytelling: nothing better than reviewing vocabulary and structures with the help of an entertaining story full of fables. A story is a great option for children to have fun, read and learn about another language.
- Rhyming or singing: Have you ever thought how catchy a song or rhyme can be? Without realizing it, children will be able to memorize and repeat the correct intonation and pronunciation of English phrases.
- Play: it seems simple and common, but the truth is that games can be excellent activities to learn a language. A fun activity can even be to transform an already known game and make your own version, but in English.
- Watching movies and cartoons: As with plays, when watching movies or cartoons it is better to do it in English so that they learn about intonation, vocabulary and pronunciation, and their ear will get used to this new language.