Are you ready for some Tips & Tricks that every parent should know about???
YouTube is an absolute gold mine for language learners!!! But not just because you can find engaging videos in so many different languages. YouTube also has a few key features that make it especially amazing....
Let's get started!
1-YouTube has a 'Playback Speed' feature that lets you slow down the video to 3/4 speed, 1/2 speed or even slower. For those with lower levels of fluency, this makes the difference between being able to understand a native speaker and not getting anything.
3-YouTube allows you to create custom playlists so your kids can have the freedom to pick 'any video they want' while staying in the target language and avoiding the 'Suggested Videos' that may not be appropriate.
4-Because you can save videos, your kids can watch and re-watch videos many times. Repetition is not only great for acquisition but it's necessary for acquisition.
We use YouTube all the time to enhance our kids' language learning. Have you ever tried it? I'd love to know....what are you favorite YouTube shows for language learning and...what language do you use it for? Comment below to share your favorites with other parents :)
P.S. Did you know that we have an entire community dedicated to helping parents just like you to nurture their multilingual kids? If you haven't had a chance to check out our 'Nurturing Multilingual Kids' community, head on over to Facebook and join the conversation HERE. Can't wait to see you there!
Hey! I'm Bridgette, wife, homeschooling mama of 3, entrepreneur, Michigan native and coffee addict extraordinaire. I love photography, travel, teaching, crafting and Saturday afternoon movies with the family. I'm a former bilingual special education teacher who left public school teaching to homeschool my own multilingual kids. I use my professional knowledge of child development & language acquisition along with my own personal experiences to help other parents navigate their own family's multilingual journey.