15.12.13

Using Cartoons to Teach English


Yesterday, I came across the children's section of  RTVE's website, the Spanish Radio and Television broadcasting company.

Of course, it is full of videos of TV series for children and pre-teens, in Spanish… and in English!

So, since Christmas is around the corner and our little kids will spend a great amount of time watching cartoons anyway, why not to make the most of it?

There are series for each and every level of English: from PocoYo to SpongeBob SquarePants, passing through Peppa Pig, Dora the Explorer, Baby Looney, Pokémon, Scooby Doo and many, many more.

The project is supported by the British Council that has prepared some parents' guides that analyze the type of language, the grammar and vocabulary, common words and phrases used in each cartoon.

Don't even think about parking your child alone on the sofa watching TV in English and expecting him to learn it!

It won't work at all. 

I'll explain to you why in my book Mi Hijo Habla Inglés - Consejos Para Padres 

Fortunately the British Council people are wise and they have prepared a list of tips that you can follow for helping your child fully understand every episode.

Don't miss them!

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