Posts Tagged ‘ESL’

Ask Reading Kingdom: Is it good to teach a baby several languages?

Christine (Parent) asks: Is it good to teach a baby several languages in the language acquisition stage? Dr. Marion Blank (Founder of Reading Kingdom) answers: The question is an excellent one and the answer is a clear “yes”—albeit with one qualification. The “baby” or young child should not be experiencing language difficulties in his or her native language. In other…

Ask Reading Kingdom: What is the biggest challenge in teaching ESL students?

Angela (educator) asks: What do you feel is the biggest challenge when teaching ESL students? Dr. Marion Blank (Reading Kingdom founder) answers: The issues surrounding ESL (English as a Second Language), or ELL (English language learners) play a huge role in our nation’s educational system.  The numbers have been steadily rising. In 2010, 10 percent, or an estimated 4.7 million…

The Pluses and Minuses of Foreign Language Immersion for your Child

“My six-year-old daughter, Hannah, recently completed kindergarten in a Mandarin immersion pre-school in the San Francisco Unified School District.  In the last year, Hannah went from speaking only English at home to being taught in Mandarin Chinese for five out of the six hours she is in school – from the first day and every day. All subjects – math,…

How to Help Your Young ESL Child Learn English

John in the Phillipines wrote us and asked “My daughter is 2 and ½ years old. What can I do at this age to prepare her for your program? We live in the Philippines and she uses English and Cebuano. We try to speak English to her, but there are so many relatives around who only speak Cebuano.” That is…