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    Question how to deal with ESL young learners?? Please help me!!

    Hello!! I`m new at ESL teaching and I started to teach young kids. I`m from Argentina, I need help!! I don`t know how to make English a fun way of communicating, if you can help me PLEASE DO IT!! I`m lost!!!

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    Default Re: how to deal with ESL young learners?? Please help me!!

    I don't teach young learners, so can't offer much help, but these sites might: http://www.usingenglish.com/links/Te...ers/index.html

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    Wink Re: how to deal with ESL young learners?? Please help me!!

    How young are the learners?

    THe games maybe helpful. But the timing of the game in a class and the way to deliver it should be re-considered.

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    Default Re: how to deal with ESL young learners?? Please help me!!

    Quote Originally Posted by eliss View Post
    Hello!! I`m new at ESL teaching and I started to teach young kids. I`m from Argentina, I need help!! I don`t know how to make English a fun way of communicating, if you can help me PLEASE DO IT!! I`m lost!!!
    Eliana
    Hi,

    I would suggest that you use visual aids while teaching. They will help them focus on the topics and it makes it easier for them to remember the lessons.

    :)

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    Default Re: how to deal with ESL young learners?? Please help me!!

    If you are not using games as a substantial part of your teaching with children then I truly believe that this is the way forward. The way I have been teaching (and many others like me), is truly revolutionary compared to what I experienced in school (not THAT long ago!)

    My own experiences with this have been very rewarding, with children coming to learn from me in their free time, and wanting to continue, missing me when I was gone, etc. Also other teachers using games have reported similar great results.

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    Free games and ideas to make teaching children more fun. Receive free games here: www.teachingenglishgames.com

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    Smile Re: how to deal with ESL young learners?? Please help me!!

    That depends on your purpose of being with these young learners. If your purpose is to enjoy the time, then try to create an easy and happy atmosphere. If you want to teach them some language skills, the drill is essential. Talking out of my personal experience, the group work usually is more effective then individual work. Competition sometimes is helpful. But keep in mind that competition is the means rather than the purpose of our teaching and give them rewards in the competition.

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