At my school we stress an all English environment. We tell the students constantly to speak English please. My students’ English is very good for 4 years old and I realize they don’t know a lot of things so in that case I tell then to ask the CT if they don’t know the English word.
Sometimes they will say something in Chinese that we know they know how to say it in English. I’ve tried giving more stars if they speak more English (which at the end of the week if they’re good they may get a toy if they have the most stars) I’m thinking of starting to use stickers as well.
What incentives if any do you use to encourage young children to speak only (mostly) English and has it worked? Thanks.