Posts Tagged ‘English teachers’
Teaching English with Puppets – Mr Wiggles
Introducing Mr Wiggles My rabbit puppet friend is a small and gentle puppet (often forgetful) who I use in my English classes. He works well with very young learners – especially those who feel intimidated engaging with bigger more excitable character puppets. As well as mini bug friends you could also hide other small objects…Read More
English Language Games to Play at Home- Hide & Search
A classic children’s game to help practice adjectives Freezing, Cold, Warm, Hot. I play the game using mime gestures but visual prompts for example flashcards or coloured balloons can also be used to aid comprehension especially for students who sometimes confuse adjectives. red balloon- hot pink balloon – warm light blue balloon – cold dark…Read More
The Power of Praise and Encouragement
I have to laugh when parents sometimes tell me “ Miranda, I’m sending my child to you because he/she hates English!” Thanks very much! It’s not ideal starting sessions surrounded by frightened little faces, who already have preconceived negative vibes about language learning. But, when it happens and I know I have a tiny window…Read More
English drama game of the week
Theatre warm-up games are perfect in helping to break-the-ice with a new langauge class🇬🇧 and set a playful tone to sessions. They instantly create a pressure free setting where children feel open to join-in, get-to-know their classmates and try new-things. A fun drama starter game is: CREATE AN OBJECT/ANIMAL Age: Children 5-99 Level: beginner- advanced Print…Read More
Teaching children English is tough!
Contrary to what most people believe – teaching children a foreign language is 1000 times more complicated than teaching adults. I too once thought “Kids? An hour lesson? Yeah, I can do that, no problem! Some paper, a few crayons and I’ll have them doing worksheets and colouring-in pages, simple!”👍👌 How wrong I was. After…Read More
How to teach children English through role-play
One of the most challenging aspects of teaching children English is getting them to speak spontaneously and without embarrassment. But how do we that? ROLE-PLAYING offers children multiple opportunities to “try-out” fun roles and situations like at the restaurant, at the doctors, at the market –in a safe and supportive setting before they try them…Read More
Can a ball help teach children English?
Looking for fresh ideas to teach young language learners? Try a big soft squidgy ball to: – Surprise – Motivate – Involve – Break the ice – Introduce new language – Review – Make learning fun and memorable Check out the video for some ideas. Resources: FREE E-Book “Teach Children English Through Drama- 4 Steps…Read More