Some effective ways to teach kids English
ENGLISH is an indispensable communication tool that people need to communicate with other people. Since English is not the Philippines first language, it is hard for Filipinos to cope up with it especially if there wasn’t a good foundation in learning the said language.
That is why it is important for children to have a good foundation in speaking, reading and writing English. English Language Learners require appropriate education in the English language. And because of that, I listed down some ideas on how to teach English to elementary pupils effectively.
1. Have a fun English class
There is no other better way to teach them the English language but through this. If there is one thing that kids really like is of course having fun. Well, we all know that language by nature is very abstract and intangible. Children, on the other hand, are very literal and concrete. That’s make it more challenging for teacher’s to do their job.
However, if you will look on the children’s perspective you will know that playgrounds are the best place to visit for them.
In this case, try to build a funny and enjoyable environment. You can let kids talk in English inside the classroom through this they will
surely learn English without them knowing it. Playing games are the best way to do it. You can play games like Simon says, Mother may I, and memory games. These games were developed for children to improve their listening skills, speaking and of course their grammar skills.
2. Think out of the box
Learning is best when children have onhands experiences. This means that, we teachers must not just teach of what is written in our lesson plans but rather we must teach beyond what the subject offers. We can bring children out of our classroom and make activities that will boost their English language skills. For instance, we can do activities that they need to find something within the environment then tell to the class why they picked that certain thing. This way, they will be creative enough to think of the words to tell it in class.
3. Don’t put pressure on them
Corrections are good but too many corrections could downgrade them. Just let them talk and if really necessary correct them. But make sure that you do it in a way that they will not get hurt because kids are like adults also, sometimes when they get they will stop trying their best. ( Paid article)