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English is often taught as a second language to young children in countries where English can be useful. Children learn English and retain vocabulary at a much faster rate than adults learning English later in life. There are many methods to teach English and all languages, and stories are particularly useful for younger learners. It is known that children have active, vivid imaginations. By reading stories in English to young children, we are encouraging them to imagine these stories in their minds, thereby prompting them to think in English. One of the most difficult things for any learner of any language is to actually think in the language they are learning. Stories are a way to overcome that obstacle, and this has proven effective time after time in classrooms of young English learners. Over time, the child learning English becomes so comfortable in understanding stories and the messages in stories, that communication innately follows suit. This method of learning English takes time, which is why it is best done at a young age. After many years, it is as if the young child is native in English. Children often have shorter attention spans than their adult counterparts. This is another reason why teaching through a story is better than traditional methods. By capturing the attention, imagination and excitement of children, they become enveloped and actually enjoy learning. Short stories hold most the attention of young learners. As children get older, they enjoy learning less, or they are less motivated. Entertaining children through stories is thus a means to teach them English. If stories are fun, comical and silly, young children will remember vocabulary and other subtleties of the language that come along with it. When emotions are evoked, we are physiologically more likely to remember things. This goes for muscle memory, dealing with people, and even in language learning! Language, subtleties, idioms, syntax, grammar and vocabulary can all be taught through stories. Stories are hence a more holistic and natural way to teach English, especially to those who may not have the means to focus in a classroom as much as older children or adults. Children whose first language is English even learn more English through stories. Proper social and cultural etiquettes and morals may also be taught through storytelling. Once students grasp the ability to read and understand stories, communication or talking becomes easy, as they have already learned much of the grammar and vocabulary needed to communicate in English. Storytelling is a universal practice, which has existed since the dawn of man. Stories are passed down from generation to generation. They contain funny phrases, lessons, wisdoms, morals and history. Teaching stories to young children thereby, in a way, connects the world. Learning the culture of another country teaches tolerance, acceptance, and so much more. Instilling this in children from a young age not only teaches them a new language and culture, but it makes the world a better place. English proficiency is a worthwhile skill to gain, especially in childhood. In traditional classes of English learning, English is taught in a matter-of-fact manner. Through stories, children enjoy their time, are entrenched in the story, and learn much more than drills and worksheets can provide.