Do children have all the advantages when it comes to learning a foreign language?
This article looks at the fundamental general differences between language learning amongst adults and children.
Talk to any family who have moved abroad with young children and you’ll soon find out that whilst the children have had no problem learning the language of the new country (and have often become almost bilingual)…
TEYL or Teaching English to Young Learners refers to a more specialized area of teaching English which deals with younger students.
Aside from the usual considerations which you should give to any TEFL class, there are certain extra considerations to take into account. This page offers general tips and ideas for the young learners classroom.
Note, young learners here are assumed to be about 3 – 12…
Clap Slap is a simple game which is great fun with younger children. It practices listening comprehension, word groups and also helps them to let off a little steam!
Decide first on an appropriate word group. This will depend on your class and their level, but could be, for example:
things (nouns in general)
action words (verbs)