Saturday, 29 December 2012

Transitions between Primary and Secondary Schools ...

Cockroaches and Ladybugs: Transitions between Primary and Secondary Schools

Is there a big gap between Primary and Secondary ESL curriculum? This so called "transition" is not easy for both students and teachers, and frequently depend on the goodwill of all.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Cockroaches and Ladybugs: Pretend Play in Teaching ESL to VYL

Pretend play (or symbolic play) is a vital experience of childhood that allows transform and create other worlds, other lives to live,play at being other, learn to think and to feel as others and, ultimately, know that there are ways of thinking and feeling different from their own.
"As children develop the ability to represent experience symbolically, pretend play becomes a prominent activity. In this complex type of play, children carry out action plans, take on roles, and transform objects as they express their ideas and feelings about the social world" (Garvey, 1984)

Cockroaches and Ladybugs: Pretend Play in Teaching ESL to VYL

Monday, 10 December 2012

Foldables and Notebooking

Cockroaches and Ladybugs: Foldables and Notebooking

I’ve been using foldables almost for everything in my English language classes. I work with them vocabulary, grammar, sentences, the four skills, fine motor skills... But the most important thing is that it brings lots of interaction to the class, that it is probably the core of the language skills in Primary ESL.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Writing Prompts

Learning English as a Second Language benefit greatly from interactive writing activities . Writing provides ESL students a way to combine their speaking, listening and reading experiences into a creative expression of learning English.

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