It’s natural to want to see ‘proof’ that your child is benefiting from their regular language class – but this is far more likely to manifest itself when you least expect it, rather than ‘on-demand’.
Remember when your little one took their first steps, or said their first word? Chances are when you asked them to do it again for someone else, they looked at you in such a way you thought you must have dreamed it!
In the same way, you may find you’re met with a blank face (or a random dinosaur roar!) when you ask your child to tell you what they’ve learnt in class – whether it’s a specific task like counting to 10 in French
, or even just saying ‘hello’.
Try not to be disheartened if this happens - and above all, don’t give up! ‘Speech emergence’ is the third stage of second language acquisition. Your child is most likely still in the ‘silent & receptive’ phase, which is an essential part of their language-learning journey.
So relax, have faith in the process and give yourself a pat on the back - you’re giving them a great foundation to build upon later in life!