That means working every single day. Here are some study tips you can give your teen:
Use every minute of class time. Pay attention to what goes on in class. Ask questions as necessary.
Memorize. There’s no way around it—to learn a new language, your child will have to memorize.
Break study time down. Divide study time into shorter units. Your teen should study vocabulary words for 15 minutes. Then do math or history. Later, he can come back to the vocabulary list. Or, study just before bedtime. Help your teen check to see what he remembers in the morning.
Learn how to use the dictionary. If your teen looks up every word he doesn’t know, he’ll never get through the reading. First, have him try to figure out what the word means. Jot it down on a sticky note. Later, he can check to see if he guessed right.
Don’t try to cram. No one can cram for a swimming test. It takes daily practice. That’s true in foreign language classes, too.
Study out loud. Have your teen speak the words as he is memorizing them. He’ll double his efficiency by using sight and hearing.
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