Teaching English to Kids
Kids need a reason to learn something new.
Because of the worldwide emphasis on learning english, you can see how everyone everywhere is enrolling in English classes, in many different forms. Some prefer the more individualistic approach, where they hire private tutors to teach them english. Others take a more group-centered approach and take a group class together, so that they will also have fun together while learning at the same time. Others are more techie, consulting their favorite English-speaking tech blog and learning from it in the process.
Needless to say, still one of the best ways to teach English is to start them young. If kids are introduced and initiated into the whole English as a Second Language endeavor, then you won’t be having too difficult a time in convincing them of the need to do so. Instead, if you start them early, you can expect that they’ll have a lot of committment to learning (almost as much committment you have for finding promo codes when you shop online).
How to Make ESL Fun for Kids
Art is a fantastic way to get your young students excited and interested in a variety of lessons to reinforce different vocabulary. The art project that goes with this lesson should either come at the end of the class or at the beginning of the following class after a brief review of the vocabulary. Students can draw pictures independently, but you should walk around the room and encourage them to talk to you about their work. That way, they’ll be practicing their English while being artistic at the same time.
You can also try playing games in order to allow the kids to practice speaking in English. You’ve probably already witnessed the awesome power of kinesthetic learning in the classroom, and active games can be a great way to get beginners up and moving. One of the best for beginners is Simon Says, or a variant thereof. Simon Says can be a very useful way to reinforce new vocabulary while also upping the energy. That’s why it’s a great choice either at the beginning or in the middle of a class.
These two ways are two of the most commonly used ways for teachers to make learning English more interesting for students. It might be good to try them out, or maybe innovate and add a few twists to them yourself.