How to Learn Languages? How do PetraLingua® courses grab the children′s attention and develop their love of language learning?

Just like you, your children have their everyday worries that occupy their minds. There are rules to free both you and your children from those worries, so they could be replaced by a new experience: learning and speaking in a new language.
So how can we turn away from our everyday worries and free our minds for learning?
Below you′ll find eight tips of an experienced teacher.
Also, please consider the multimedia elements that were used based on the scientific assumptions.

How to develop the children′s love of learning?

Scientific assumptions
Tips from an experienced teacher

Generating curiosity

What′s in the magic ball?
As the video begins, we don′t know what is inside the magic ball and we′re curious to see what we′ll learn in this lesson.

Using an interesting story

The story of the magician and his hat
What is coming out of the magic hat? Pencils, books, notebooks and other school things that we are going to name in this lesson.

Using fun and humour

Just like in a cartoon, Woofy and his house get carried away by hurricane. Of course, the story has a happy ending and the children have fun naming the weather conditions.

Relating a personal experience

Children′s room
In the video set in a familiar environment we learn the names of furniture and rooms of the house.

A friendly mascot that guides the children through the lessons

Hello, my name is Woofy!
Each topic is introduced by Woofy, the dog mascot of the courses. He also takes active part in many videos.

Using controversies

Is the turtle fast?
This controversy can only be solved by making conclusions, which requires additional efforts.

Repeating the same topic using different approaches

Learning the color words
Watching this interesting animated video, we learn the words for colors of balls that appear on the stage. All the balls are the same, but have different colors.

Describing things and animals
We use the color words we just learned to describe things and animals we can already name.

Repeated listening to the audio picture dictionary helps us memorize the words.

The audio picture dictionary can be used to help us remember the words, repeat the words after the speaker, but also to practice writing.

Using the need for self-affirmation

Keeping track of points the children score at the end of each lesson helps develop their competitive spirit. The lessons aren′t excessively difficult and it′s easy to make progress.

Points scored at the end of the lesson compared to the maximum score and personal top score of the child

Graphic symbols of multimedia elements used in PetraLingua® courses

Listening to the spoken text
Listening to the music without the words
Listening to the words of the song
Pronouncing the words
Singing the songs
Reading the text
Watching the images or videos
Making conclusions