Resource centre - Young learners
To meet the challenge of teaching children, George Stocker suggests the first step is to stop thinking of them as "short adults"!
Shelley Vernon argues that the key to teaching children in one to one classes is haing a substantial repertoire of games and songs, as well as a strong sense of fun.
Do you want to start using stories in the preschool ESL classroom? There are many great pre-k activities for ESL classrooms, including games, says Shelley Vernon, but it's also very important to not discount the power of stories.
Teaching English grammar can be hard going - for the teacher and the students. It doesn't have to be difficult or painful, however. You can teach English grammar using fun learning games and before you know it your students will be more than willing. Shelley Vernon shows us how.
If you have a large class you need a few things up your sleeve to bring the class into line when things get a little over-heated. Shelley Vernon has some tips and ideas to help you manage your large class.
Young children are often eager, almost too eager. The problem arises when they are eager to do things other than what you're trying to teach them. Shelley Vernon has six tips to keep them interested in class and motivated to do what you want them to do.
One of the questions ESL and TEFL teachers are asking on forums the world over is: how can you teach grammar through games? Shelley Vernon has the answer.
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