Summer is a time for fun, relaxation and spending time with friends and family. However, it’s also an essential period for students to continue their language learning journeys, specifically when learning a second language. Unfortunately, many parents might not realise the importance of maintaining good learning habits during the summer months, leading to a decrease in second language retention.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of continuous language learning during summer and introduce Novakid‘s array of self-practice options that cater to flexible schedules and keep students engaged.
The importance of continuous language learning
1. Avoiding the ‘Summer Slide’
Research has shown that students who take a break from learning during summer can experience a decline in their skills. This is a phenomenon known as the ‘Summer Slide’. Continuous language learning during summer helps students retain their skills and build on their existing knowledge.
2. Maintaining Momentum
Language learning is a cumulative process. Consistent practice is necessary to maintain momentum, and taking a break during summer might lead to setbacks in progress. Staying engaged with language learning during the summer ensures that students will be ready to tackle new challenges when the school year begins.
3. Developing a Growth Mindset
Continuous learning fosters a growth mindset, encouraging students to embrace challenges and remain curious. By engaging in language learning during summer, students can develop a stronger work ethic and better resilience, which will benefit both their academic and personal lives.
Novakid’s self-practice options for flexible summer learning
1. Interactive Games
Novakid offers a variety of fun, educational games that students can play at their own pace. These games help reinforce language skills and make learning enjoyable, keeping students engaged while having fun during the summer break.
2. Educational Videos
Our library of educational videos offers a wealth of knowledge for students to explore. They can watch these videos anywhere and anytime, making it easy to fit language learning into their summer schedules.
3. Interactive Books
Novakid’s collection of interactive books allows students to practise reading comprehension and expand their vocabulary. These books are tailored to different age groups and proficiency levels, ensuring every student can access suitable content.
We provide a range of language exercises that students can work on independently to practise their grammar, vocabulary and listening skills. These exercises are available on our platform, allowing students to practise whenever they have free time.
Summer shouldn’t be a time for students to pause their language learning journeys. On the contrary, it’s a crucial time for maintaining skill retention and personal growth. Novakid offers a range of self-practice options that cater to flexible schedules and keep students engaged, ensuring that they continue making progress during the summer months.
Encourage your child to take advantage of these resources and make the most of their summer break! Check out our English learning programs here.