Метка: how to teach young learners

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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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Developing thinking skills in young learners

Developing thinking skills in young learners

Have you known that developing language and thinking skills can be successfully combined and effectively taught in the young learners’ class? Well, that’s what Herbert Puchta states in his recent article. In our article, we will discuss why it is to be done and what activities you can include in your lessons to activate thinking...

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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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Приглашаем на онлайн-марафон вебинаров “Teaching Children How To Learn”

Приглашаем на онлайн-марафон вебинаров “Teaching Children How To Learn”

Дети по природе любознательны и пытливы, они хотят учиться и не боятся совершить ошибку. Но для того, чтобы сохранить их интерес к знаниям, нужно научить их учиться. Как это сделать, расскажут эксперты ELT на онлайн-марафоне вебинаров Teaching children how to learn. К участию в вебинарах приглашаются все желающие. Когда и где: Марафон состоится 26, 27,...

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How to build rapport with young students at school

How to build rapport with young students at school

Some teachers believe that it is enough to deliver a lesson in accordance with the academic program and a lesson plan, and building warm and trust-based relationships with students is nonsense and waste of time. However, if children feel that connection with the teacher, they are more motivated to learn new material and are more...

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Language chunks for teaching young students

Language chunks for teaching young students

In order to make the topic memorable and practical, gain fluency in speaking and not to use grammatical rules while teaching young learners – use word chunks. What are the chunks? Chunks are the most common collocations, a sequence of words that usually go together. When teaching very young learners, most teachers tend to teach...

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