Five essential tips for teaching very young children English
Are you daunted by the prospect of teaching English to very young children? Sheona Gilmour, lead educator on our new online course for teachers and parents, offers a few tips. Teaching English to very young children can be challenging, especially if you haven't done any training for the early years classroom. The first time I walked into a kindergarten, I didn’t want to go back the next day. I came from a background of teaching older children, who sat at desks and whose attention I could hold more easily. So the new environment, full of young children with much shorter attention spans, felt overwhelming. But if you take on board a few essentials, there's a good chance you'll end up cherishing the experience. 1. It is vital to get the approach right for children of this age. You need to understand what to expect from the children and make sure that what you do in class reflects where they are in their development. 2. 3. Make sure you encourage children so they feel confident. 4. 5.
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