As we eagerly approach our well-earned summer vacation, it is pleasing to celebrate our students’ hard work. In particular, our students have been working on improving their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills over the year.

It is also gratifying to see that our students are going to be spending most of the next two months reverting to speaking, reading and writing only in their mother tongue. Here are some ideas of what you can do to help your child to keep up the progress they have made over the year so they can start their next year at school at the same level of English that they ended their previous year.

Reading in English
Reading in English is going to help your child improve their English reading skills. Ideally, students will be reading books, magazines, graphic novels, etc. that they find fun and interesting.

Writing in English
It is a good idea is to keep a fun reading journal over the summer vacation. This practice will help students build their writing skills. Another fun idea is to allow your children to write emails to their friends in ENGLISH ONLY. That way they can keep in touch with each other AND practice their English! Speaking and listening in English This can be tricky if you are traveling to or staying in a country that is not a native English speaking country. However, there is always the radio, TV or podcasts! Another option is purchasing or borrowing audiobooks.

We hope that this will help your child keep up their English over the summer break!