Рубрика: Наринэ Егорова

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Young learners’ learning goals

Young learners’ learning goals

It’s quite easy to list adults’ or teenagers’ learning aims. Business, travelling, exams, movies, “I just like it”…But why do children need English? What’s the purpose? In case they accept the targets of their parents, motivation to the studying drastically decreases. Our task is to find out the individual learning goals and give students necessary...

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Children polyglots – who are they?

Children polyglots – who are they?

Polyglot is someone who can use several languages.  Why and how does it happen?  It all depends, but there are two main reasons. Some children grow in a multilingual environment, for example, parents speak different languages and they even live in a country where there’s a third language, so kids acquire the languages. Other children...

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The Play Spiral approach

The Play Spiral approach

This is the theory of learning introduced by Janet Moyles in 1989. The concept of the theory is to let children play freely and explore first, then they play in a more structured way and then in a free way again. The first free play allows children to “lead into” the game, explore it themselves,...

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EEE model

EEE model

Have you ever heard about EEE model?  “EEE” is a model of sequencing activities for teaching children. It stands for “Encounter, Engage and Exploit” (Mourão and Gamboa, 2007). It correlates with a well-known PPP model, “Presentation, Practice, Production”, but tends to be more friendly. Primary school is the best time to captivate children with English...

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Best webinars and videos for preschool teachers

Best webinars and videos for preschool teachers

As learning English at a very early age is becoming more and more widespread, there is a variety of professional development and methodology information for preschool teachers. Below I’ll share some webinar, videos and excerpts from different webinars I find really useful. General methodology This webinar by Herbert Puchta covers practical tips on how to...