Why is it important for children to be involved in choosing language course topics and projects?
Children learn to express their own ideas, desires and needs. Through active participation, children experience that they and their interests are heard, that their opinion counts, and that they are part of the group. This gives them independence and self-confidence, and makes them come much happier and willing to learn
In addition, if boys and girls can choose the topics and projects they like and are most interested in, their motivation and interest in learning and acquiring a new language increases exponentially.
Playing as a basis for learning
When young children discover the world, they do so in a playful and natural way. They try a variety of things, imitate and experience the world in a sensory way.
Through play, skills and knowledge are acquired in a casual and repeatable way, and this is the best way to learn and lay the foundations of knowledge.
There is nothing more natural than learning things by experiencing and enjoying!
What else is important when learning a language?
At Kulturfabrik we believe that it is very important to offer varied and dynamic activities that encompass all areas of development and allow learning with all the senses. In addition, we also try to make frequent changes in work methods and the alternation of "tension" and "relaxation", ensuring that the child's ability to concentrate is not overwhelmed.
What materials and media do we use in language classes?
Learning naturally, playing and with all the senses - based on this premise we choose the material we use in language classes. At Kuklturfabrik what matters most to us is that it is educational material of good quality, that it can be used in various ways to stimulate the imagination and that it corresponds to the age of the children. We also use a lot of recycled materials and avoid textbooks.
At Kulturfabrik we really like working with "flashcards", material that we design and make ourselves, which can be used in various ways. They are a very useful material that allows us to create our own board games for each of the topics selected by the children, they give a lot of visibility to the vocabulary of the chosen projects and give a lot of flexibility when doing all kinds of activities.
In addition, after almost all the sessions, the children take home some kind of material that they can use to repeat the content learned, independently and playfully in their family environment, when and how they want.