I made this PPT presentation and used this worksheet in class. 16 10-16 year-old students from Kazakhstan, Italy, Spain, France and Portugal were touched after this 45′ lesson.
If you are interested in teaching in Foundation Stage (Reception) or Key Stage 1 (Year 1 or 2) in England you need to know certain expressions the teacher uses during the lesson. You can have a look below and feel free to leave your comment. Continue reading
Storytelling is an integral part of the educational system in the UK. Even from reception classes 4-5 year old children are initiated in the actual reading and writing. Last week my visit in Reception in a very good school in a village near where I live left me stunned. So young children being taught reading and writing in such a way; through play and several other techniques! My experience with Key Stage 1 and 2 so far has been so that children in Britain read LOTS of literature for children. At the same time they listen to their teachers or teacher assistants reading out stories to them. The teaching of phonics is also prominent so reading for practice really helps. You can read more about storytelling here.
A growing number of EFL young students in Greece strive to learn how to read in English. Spending time with your young students working on the activities of this book will reward you. My 7-year-old student who was “stuck” somewhere between the alphabet and all these new English words got to read in an excellent manner today. The secret? Following the activities of this amazing book especially written for such children! Here is the book description in the webpage of its publishing house. So much useful is the link to the Teacher’s notes!
Get some ideas on how to design and implement nursery teaching sessions by reading this assignment and also listening to the recorded teaching sessions carried out a month ago in a Private Nursery School in Nea Smyrni (Athens). Teaching English to Very Young Learners is an area worth exploring!! I am grateful to the Lord for the excellent comments of my professor in the Open University.