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How young children learn best

Watch a language expert respond to the the statements in the previous activity.

We’ve looked at how young children learn, but how do they learn best, and what does this mean for children learning English as an additional language?

In this step Catherine Stewart, Head of Early Years at British Council School in Madrid, talks about how young children learn best, and the advantages of learning an additional language at a young age.

While watching, note down in your observation journal some of the things you find interesting about what Catherine has to say.

  • Are you surprised by anything that she says? What did you find most interesting?

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English in Early Childhood: Learning Language Through Play

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