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Top 8 tips for teaching young learners

Top 8 tips for teaching young learners

Teachers need to consider the age of their students in order to teach them effectively, especially younger children. Use these tips for teaching young learners to best help your students. Make Connections with Students Young students need to know that their teacher cares about them. They need to feel a connection to their teacher. Learn […]

GETTING TEENAGERS TALKING

GETTING TEENAGERS TALKING

Getting teenagers to use English in class can provide a considerable challenge to most teachers. This article examines some of the reasons why it can be so difficult and makes some suggestions for overcoming these problems.

Writing and elementary learners

Writing and elementary learners

This article is about bringing some energy and excitement to the process of writing in the classroom. It’s about how to create a writing environment that is ‘authentic’ and purposeful. Writing and elementary learners – writing article It’s about leaving in the communicative element of writing. In other words, it’s about how to get our […]

Speaking and elementary learners

Speaking and elementary learners

Unfortunately, I think that all too often, ‘speaking‘ can be confined to students answering the teacher’s questions or repetition and manipulation of form. As my elementary students have limited linguistic resources, it can be difficult to find ways to get them to really ‘push’ their productive skills in a meaningful way. Three example lessons Talking […]

LISTENING AND ELEMENTARY LEARNERS

LISTENING AND ELEMENTARY LEARNERS

This article is about making the listening experience in the classroom more similar to what we do in real life. It’s about giving our students some choices in what they listen to and what they take from it. Why we listen Swimming is a sport that I’m very interested in, as I swim myself, and […]

HOW YOUNG CHILDREN LEARN ENGLISH AS ANOTHER LANGUAGE

HOW YOUNG CHILDREN LEARN ENGLISH AS ANOTHER LANGUAGE

Young children learn language naturally and unconsciously. Read our article to find out more about the factors that influence how young children learn English. INTRODUCTION Young children are natural language acquirers; they are self-motivated to pick up language without conscious learning, unlike adolescents and adults. They have the ability to imitate pronunciation and work out […]

Pronunciation activities

Pronunciation activities

Learners are often worried about pronunciation, but you do not need to sound like a native English speaker to be able to communicate in English. Here are some activities you can do with your child to practise. By Kim Ashmore, teacher and writer Introduction Learners are often worried about pronunciation, but you do not need […]