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~~Teaching very young learners (under 5s) can be particularly daunting for many teachers. For most it is the first time they have had to cope with children this young, and many are concerned or worried about how to approach the class. Teaching very young learners can be a lot of fun and very rewarding however, there is no doubt that it presents a set of unique challenges. Young learners are not interested in English per se they are more focussed on having fun, playing games and being entertained. Initially, most young learners are very shy of their new teacher; especially as to them the new
Vocabulary is: All words make up our vocabulary. All languages have words. Words come in different forms and perform different jobs. Each language will have rules over how words can change, which words work with which, how words sound. When teaching vocabulary it is important that learners know: * the meaning of the words (this can include when we should/not use it * the form of the words (what it looks like, where it goes in a sentence & what it sounds like) It is important that teachers repeat (through drilling, elicitation and examples) and recycle (through activities, games and tas
English can be very difficult to learn and there are many reasons for that. First of all, let's look at where the English language comes from: Latin, Greek, Norse, Germanic tribes (Saxony, e.g.), French (Norman), and many others. In days of yore in Britain where English started, there were the Angles (a tribal people)...thus Anglish which became English. However, the Angles had originally crossed the Channel from Germany as did the Saxons. Brittany is in Fra
Teaching English, like writing, is one of those occupations that people consider a fall-back option. In countries where English is not a native language, there is great demand for good English teachers. In places like these, it's quite common to hear unemployed graduates, new retirees or unhappy office workers saying, "Well, I could always teach English...", but is proficiency in English all it takes to be a good ESL instructor?
How to save for the future on an English teacher's salary.
This articles challenges the preconception that English-only is the best way to teach. I will give reasons why you should use the L1, and give suggestions on how to use it in class to both save time and increase learning.