Early stage English teaching involves primarily active games because preschoolers are energetic by nature and their attention span is quite short. Approximately, the three-years-olds can concentrate only for 7 to 9 minutes, four-year-olds about for 12 minutes and the five-year-olds for 14 minutes. It has been my observation that these values vary depending on the group, the frequency of attention span exercises or even the weather. In order to take full advantage of the attention span and learning time each active game should be preceded by detailed instructions. Then a teacher has to make sure that all children understand the rules to avoid unnecessary conflicts and arguments during a game. The chaos outburst can be disheartening for the next play. Let us remember that preschoolers’ attention scatters in a heartbeat and only a full control of the teacher guarantees to bring the game to an end.Czytaj dalej How to teach to actually teach? Effective teaching mini guide.
What is the most appropriate age to start learning English?
Parents often wonder what age is best for their child to start learning English. Is it really the sooner, the better? My answer to this question is: yes. A preschool or early school child’s speech organs are extremely malleable so they are capable of pronouncing English phonemes properly.Czytaj dalej What is the most appropriate age to start learning English?
Learning through play
A variety in language internalization process through games and activities enables school children to acquire English in a more enjoyable and understandable way. Play is the medium through which every teacher can enter the children’s world and make them unconsciously assimilate new skills with a smile from ear to ear.Czytaj dalej Learning through play