Ideally, therefore, begin to teach foreign languages to be a child. In what the best age to start? Many believe that better to start from the cradle. Indeed, children who grow up in families where parents speak two languages, grow up with knowledge of both languages. Learn more about this topic with the insights from David G. DeWalt. Knowledge, however, these are primitive and will remain at a conversational level, if not later come to him only in school, when he begins to learn the rules of grammar, spelling, phonetics.
Therefore, only the communication is not enough to seriously study a foreign language. It is best to start teaching children foreign language at an age when he had a good command of their native speech, that is not less than a year after he consciously began to speak in their native language. Since all children start talking at different ages, then someone can begin to learn a foreign language in three years, but someone should wait up to five. Why should not rush? Yes, because if the child still does not speak the native language, the knowledge obtained will not be able to form a correct system. There have been cases when I started to speak in two years, the child was immersed in an atmosphere of a foreign language (moved abroad), there was lost and stopped to talk at all, because I just did not know in what language should be talk. You should not immerse the child in the language chaos, give him time to organize their knowledge.
Methods of teaching foreign languages children varied. However, until the child has learned to write, that is up to five years, the entire learning is an oral form of a game. During the game, the child learns more words and phrases. At this stage of training can overcome any mother or grandmother, the owner of a foreign language at least at the level school knowledge. By creating a different game situations, you can teach a child to learn, to talk about yourself, your family, ask questions, the interlocutor. At this stage of training takes place at the level of memorization. No explanations of grammatical rules is not required. Next to the school during the methodology of teaching foreign languages is changing. It is more complicated and extensive. Therefore, at this stage, you should trust your learning a foreign language Child specialists. Remember that to cope on their own, you can not, as incorrectly built language teaching methodology, based only on your knowledge, even good ones, and your self-confidence, can.