Question:

How can I get my child more engaged in studying a foreign language.

Engaging Your Child's Interests With a Foreign Langauge

If your kids are learning a new language, make sure they are surrounded with it as much as possible. Many bookstores sell vocabulary books with little cut-out labels to put on items around the house that give the name of that item in the new language. Depending on your child's age, look for children's books in the new language. Most of all, try to find something that engages something he or she is already interested in. For example, if you have a kid who is learning Spanish and who is also nuts about cars, consider a subscription to a Spanish-language magazine about cars or racing. Foreign language magazines are appearing more and more frequently in larger bookstores and better newsstands, and subscriptions can also be purchased on the Internet.

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