Benefits of Using Children’s Books and Shows for Language Learning as an Adult
When it comes to learning a new language, using children's books and shows can be an effective tool for adult learners.
When it comes to learning a new language, using children's books and shows can be an effective tool for adult learners. Here are some reasons why:
1. Simple language: Children's books and shows typically use simple language and vocabulary, which can be helpful for adult learners who are just starting to learn a new language. This can help learners build a foundation of basic language skills before moving on to more complex grammar and vocabulary.
2. Engaging content: Children's books and shows are often designed to be engaging and entertaining, which can help adult learners stay motivated and interested in the language learning process. When learners are engaged in the content, they are more likely to remember new vocabulary and grammar structures.
3. Cultural context: Children's books and shows often provide a glimpse into the culture of the language being learned. This can help adult learners gain a better understanding of the language and its cultural context, which can be important for effective communication and interaction with native speakers.
4. Availability: Children's books and shows are widely available, often at a low cost or even for free, making them an accessible tool for language learning. This can be especially helpful for adult learners who may not have access to formal language classes or tutors.
Using children's books and shows can be an effective tool for adult language learners. The simple language, engaging content, cultural context, and availability of these resources can help learners build a strong foundation in the language and stay motivated throughout the language learning process.
At Sygmatic, we like to always ask “who would I be and how would I speak if I grew up speaking another language in another country?” Whether you realize it or not, there are many shared generational references to children’s shows or kid’s books; by going back as an adult and using children’s stories or shows to learn a language, you’re also build up shared cultural knowledge that you would have had from growing up somewhere else!