Some ef­fec­tive ways to teach kids English

Panay News - - CLASSIFIED ADS - By Maria Jude M. Ben­doy, Teacher III, Cuar­tero Cen­tral School

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)

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