Posts Tagged ‘games for children’
Play It Up During Storytime! 3 Ways To Inspire your ESL Students With Drama!
Play It Up During Storytime! 3 Ways To Inspire your ESL Students With Drama! For students learning English as a second language, storytelling is a fantastic way to cross the language barrier because it’s part of the human experience and is present in every culture. You can use this to your advantage as an ESL…Read More
Blast Away Boredom With Drama Games to Teach Children ESL
Use an active ESL teaching activity your students will love. Heads on desks, heavy eyelids, and hands fidgeting – oh no, you’re losing them! You can tell. They might as well be shouting, “I’m bored!!” Don’t worry, this is nothing more than helpful feedback from your students that it’s time to switch strategies. Boredom is…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
Why do English lessons flop?
Have you ever prepared an activity for your children based on what you’ve read somewhere or seen someone do? But when you introduce it, it completely FLOPS?😢 Why is that? A lot comes down to how we communicate. I often see teachers with impressive qualifications, knowledge and experience but with something fundamental missing: Effective communication…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
Trial English Language Lessons – Can Be Scary
It’s that anxious time of year again – the start of a new school term. Many of you are probably already in full flow organising trial lessons for prospective new students. I personally still find trial lessons stressful – mainly because there are no guarantees: Children will actually show up and participate in the trial…Read More