How To Help Your Child Learn A New Language Using A PC


It may be a school mandate, but learning a second language makes your child ready to take on the world of work. This is simply because it proves that your child can tackle a challenge head on, including learning a language not spoken at home.

Picking up a language is a lot easier with a PC at home for your child. In fact, to some extent, it’s faster, too. As learning resources are available 24/7, your children can choose to master the basics anytime and anywhere at their own pace - which is most of the time faster than just school and tuitions alone because of the excitement of learning something new in an interactive and enjoyable way.

Here’s how a PC helps:

1) Pick Up Grammar

Grammar is the first step of your child’s language-learning journey. Mylangauge [1] is a great place to start providing both visual and audio resources for the following regional languages taught in our country:

1. Gujarati
2. Kannada
3. Telugu
4. Bengali
5. Hindi
6. Malayalam
7. Marathi
8. Punjabi
9. Tamil

Many boards, also include verbal or speaking tests. Once your child gets a hang of the grammar and knows basic words and phrases, a conversation will come easy with practice.

2) Watch The Language Come Alive

Speaking the language is half the job done, building a more personal connection to the language.YouTube [2], Voot [3], Hotstar [4], Netflix [5] and other streaming platforms have age-appropriate movies and TV shows your child can watch with subtitles to pick up pronunciation, language-specific nuances and new words - entertaining and educating your little ones at the same time! The “familiarity” factor definitely helps in long-term recall as well.

3) Become Best Friends With Flashcards

A proven way to learn vocabulary, flashcards are a fun and competitive way to master a language. 101 Languages [6] is an excellent PC resource available in our major regional languages:

1. Hindi
2. Bengali
3. Telugu
4. Tamil
5. Marathi
6. Gujarati

This website is great for all requirements, be it second or third language across all boards.

The best part about being a digital parent is that you’re setting the way for your child’s academic success for the years to come!

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  • Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.