Teaching English to Children

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Teaching English to Children

  1. 1. TEACHING ENGLISH TO CHILDREN<br />
  2. 2. Group discussion:<br />How do childrenlearn a foreignlanguage?<br />
  3. 3. What are childrenlike as learners?<br /><ul><li>They:
  4. 4. Learn in a variatyofways, for example, bywatching, bylistening, byimitating, bydoingthings
  5. 5. Are notabletounderstandgrammaticalrulesandexplanationsaboutlanguage
  6. 6. Trytomakesenseofsituationsbymaking use of non-verbal clues</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Cangenerallyimitatethesoundstheyhear quite accuratelyandcopythewayadultsspeak
  7. 7. Arenaturallycurious
  8. 8. Love to play and use theirimagination
  9. 9. Arecomfortablewithroutinesandenjoyrepetition
  10. 10. Have quite a short attentionspanandsoneedvariety</li></li></ul><li>How canyou as a teacher, help them?<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>MakeEnglishenjoyableandfun - rememberyou are influencingtheirattitudetolanguagelearning.
  12. 12. Don’tworryaboutmistakes. Be encouraging. Makesurechildrenfeelcomfortable, andnotafraidtotake part.
  13. 13. Use a lotofgestures, actions, picturestodemonstratewhatyoumean.
  14. 14. Talk a lottothem in English, especiallyaboutthingstheycansee.
  15. 15. Play games, singsongs, sayrhymesandchantstogether.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Tellsimplestories in English, usingpicturesandactingwithdifferentvoices.
  16. 16. Constantlyrecycle new languagebutdon’tbeafraidtoadd new thingsorto use wordstheywon’tknow
  17. 17. Planlessonswithvariedactivities, some quiet, some noisy, some sitting, some standingandmoving</li></li></ul><li>Teachingchildrenunder 7:<br />What do weknow?<br />
  18. 18. Teachingchildren<br />between 7-12:<br />What do weknow?<br />
  19. 19. FIRST LANGUAGE-<br />FOREIGN LANGUAGE<br /><ul><li>Knowinghowchildrenlearntheirfirstlanguagecan help usteachthem a foreignlanguage.</li></li></ul><li>BABIES:<br />
  20. 20. YOUNG CHILDREN:<br />
  21. 21. TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE- TPR<br />Whatisit?<br />
  22. 22.
  23. 23. THANK YOU!<br />GracielaBilat<br />

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