Метка: how to teach young learners

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Letterland concept in teaching YL

Letterland concept in teaching YL

Когда мы приступаем к изучению чего-то нового, мы открываем для себя новый мир, полный незнакомыми образами и понятиями. Таким же образом ребенок начинает познавать мир букв и чтения. Здесь сложность в том, чтобы поймать абстрактный звук, понять и сделать его материальным – написать на бумаге или увидеть образ в книжке. Этот сложный пазл в голове...

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Developing listening skills in Primary classroom

Developing listening skills in Primary classroom

Listening tasks are the first we start with when we teach very young learners and young learners who are true beginners at learning the English language. As they cannot read, write or speak in English yet, it’s the first model of language acquisition for them, as a result, for further speaking practice. Therefore it’s one...

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Events for teachers of young learners

Events for teachers of young learners

Teaching very young learners and young learners is becoming more and more popular. The number of events, conferences, webinars, courses on this topic is growing rapidly nowadays. Let’s have a look at some of them that will take place in November and December. November IATEFL webinar “Goor language teachers”. This webinar isn’t only for teachers...

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Greetings (lesson plan)

Greetings (lesson plan)

Cartoons are powerful teaching tool. It’s believed that the usage of cartoons in class can reduce boredom and decrease anxiety and unruly behaviour.  In this lesson, students will get acquainted with greeting phrases, try to memorise and use them in their speech. Young learners will practise listening, reading and writing skills Age: Kids (6-8) Level:...

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Funny games on the verbs (worksheet)

Funny games on the verbs (worksheet)

Teaching English to primary school learners requires lots of patience, creativity, and ability to adjust each activity into the needs and wishes of the kids. In this respect, board games play a crucial role in our ESL classrooms. They encourage students to have fun, to learn and to develop creative thinking. Taking into consideration all...

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How I give instructions to young learners

How I give instructions to young learners

I never paid attention to the way I give instructions to my students. Especially to younger students, who get easily distracted and who have a short attention span. Until the day, I read Jim Scrivener’s excellent book: Learning Teaching.  I supposed that such an obvious thing as giving instructions doesn’t deserve to be even discussed....

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Do we need to teach children to type?

Do we need to teach children to type?

Nowadays children are digital natives. They have grown up in the digital age and naturally know how to use different devices. Moreover, typing is an essential skill as using computers, laptops, tablets are an evitable part of everyday life. No doubts, every parent chooses themselves when to “expose” a child to the devices, however, it’s...

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Dialogues with young learners

Dialogues with young learners

When speaking about dialogues in the ESL classroom, the first thing that comes to our minds is reading and parroting. That is why this activity is sometimes neglected in our classes. Dialogues convey more than repetition, they include interaction, vocabulary practice, question formation, development of creative thinking, working on stress and intonation, etc. Here we...

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