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School Radio - Nursery songs and rhymes

School Radio - Nursery songs and rhymes
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How to teach children English using illustrated storybooks What makes illustrated storybooks such a good resource for teaching young learners of English? The British Council’s Gail Ellis, co-author of a storytelling handbook for primary English language teachers, explains. Listen to an interview with Gail in our podcast and register for her webinar taking place on Thursday, 2 October. Illustrated storybooks provide an ideal resource for helping children learn English. This is because children love listening to stories. Why use storybooks in the classroom? Teachers can use storybooks to complement an English language course or as the main teaching resource. Storybooks can meet a variety of learner needs The expansion in the teaching of English around the world to ever younger ages, and the variation in policy from one country to another, means that teachers are finding themselves teaching classes of children with diverse learning needs and varying levels of English. Selecting the right storybook What to consider when reading a story aloud

I’m Going Back – On the same page I’m a big fan of All at C, probably the first blog with high quality teaching resources that I started following. Their superb lessons based on the John Lewis ad of the year are a classic in my classroom, so when I watched Heathrow’s Christmas advert a few days ago the first thing I did was to check their site. Call it premature seasonal impatience, but I also couldn’t help but start sketching my own activity as I look forward to further inspiration. Heathrow’s ad is about an ageing teddy bear couple, Mr. and Mrs. I’m Going Back.pdf Watch the beginning of the video first until 0:12 and do the first three scenes with the students in order to introduce the characters and the context, and for the students to get familiar with the procedure. Finally, the students make predictions about the end of the video orally and then watch it. Images from openclipart.org, Public Domain. Like this: Like Loading...

Look Who's Talking! All About Child Language Development Language and communication skills are critical to a child’s development. Good communication makes them better able to engage in socialization and to learn from their environment and and from formal classroom instruction. When we talk about communication we are talking about both speech which is the verbal means of communication and language which is using shared rules to put words together to express thoughts and feelings as well has to understand the meaning of language through both spoken and written communication. Since parents are a child’s first teacher, knowledge of language development in children improves their ability to interact with their child to stimulate and guide them in their ability to understand and communicate with their environment. There are four main components of language: Phonology involves the rules about the structure and sequence of speech sounds.Semantics consists of vocabulary and how concepts are expressed through words.Grammar involves two parts.

Look Who's Talking! All About Child Language Development Language and communication skills are critical to a child’s development. Good communication makes them better able to engage in socialization and to learn from their environment and and from formal classroom instruction. When we talk about communication we are talking about both speech which is the verbal means of communication and language which is using shared rules to put words together to express thoughts and feelings as well has to understand the meaning of language through both spoken and written communication. Since parents are a child’s first teacher, knowledge of language development in children improves their ability to interact with their child to stimulate and guide them in their ability to understand and communicate with their environment. There are four main components of language: Phonology involves the rules about the structure and sequence of speech sounds.Semantics consists of vocabulary and how concepts are expressed through words.Grammar involves two parts.

The best place online to learn English for free Practical tips By Opal Dunn, educational consultant and author Introduction Young children learn English differently from most adults. Most have an innate ability to pick up English while taking part in activities, by making sense of what they are doing and picking up the adult’s language that accompanies the activity. You can find out more in the British Council booklet ‘How young children learn English as another language’, also available on the parents pages of the LearnEnglish Kids website. Planned English sessions You can plan regular sessions which will usually take place: at home on regular days for about ten to twenty minutes adjusted to fit your child’s increasing English ability and ability to concentrate as a planned programme that reviews and builds on known activities and introduces new ones. Short English sessions These are more informal and can take place: any place – in the car, at bathtime, in a supermarket queue any time in response to a mood or special experience. Basic programme Crafts

Classic Activities Revisited: The Alibi Game | Anglo Centres TEFL, People Teaching People Level: Pre-intermediate upward. Time: 50-60 minutes. Language Focus: Past Simple and Past Continuous questions. The Alibi Game has become a classic role-play for practicing Past Simple and Past Continuous question forming. 1- Set the Scene: You can start by pre-teaching the word Alibi (perhaps through a game of Hangman). 2- Instruct: Tell the class the three suspects are going to go outside the classroom and prepare their stories. 3- Planning the role-play: Send the three suspects out and encourage them to work out the details of their stories. 4- The Game: When both suspects and police officers are ready, send suspects in one at a time. 5- Conclusion: Ask the police officers to evaluate the evidence their questioning has gathered and decide on whether the suspects should be charged. 6- Feedback: Once the game is over comment on how well students performed.

Ten ways to support your child’s English-learning at home As the British Council opens a new Learning Time with Shaun & Timmy centre in Mexico for two- to six-year-olds, senior teacher Sarah Reid offers some useful tips for supporting your child’s learning at home. More and more parents want their children to learn English from a young age. I often meet parents of children as young as two or three who say that proficiency in speaking English will help their child 'get ahead in a globalised world'. In other words, the sooner their children get started, the better. The single most important factor in a child’s success with English is their parents' interest and encouragement, no matter what their child’s age. 1. To build a positive attitude towards learning, and towards English as a language, the best place to start is with yourself. The British Council recently polled 2,000 adults from the UK and found that 40 per cent of them were nervous about speaking in a foreign language when on holiday. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ‘Could you pass me the glue, please?’

Reflective teaching: Exploring our own classroom practice By collecting information about what goes on in our classroom, and by analysing and evaluating this information, we identify and explore our own practices and underlying beliefs. This may then lead to changes and improvements in our teaching. Reflective teaching is therefore a means of professional development which begins in our classroom. Why it is importantBeginning the process of reflectionTeacher diaryPeer observationRecording lessonsStudent feedbackWhat to do nextThinkTalkReadAskConclusion Why it is importantMany teachers already think about their teaching and talk to colleagues about it too. However, without more time spent focussing on or discussing what has happened, we may tend to jump to conclusions about why things are happening. Beginning the process of reflectionYou may begin a process of reflection in response to a particular problem that has arisen with one or your classes, or simply as a way of finding out more about your teaching. Download diary suggestions 51k

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