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Roof, chimney, wall, window, door.
Bedroom, bathroom, living-room, kitchen.
- You can each them words like:bed, chair, table, curtains, basin, towel…etc. First teach them basic words and then expand the vocabulary by making associations with another word class.
- Remember: you shouldn’t teach one unit per hour but always repeat previously taught vocabulary and you don’t have to introduce all the words in one class at the same time. Continue reading Home
Teach your early language learners the names of domestic and wild animals using the usual materials and ESL activities. If you have animal figures or toys give them to your young learners and ask them to immitate animals sounds ( sounds made by animals the figure of which they hold in their hands). Make a list of animal sounds for yourself to decide which sounds (English verbs) you would like to introduce for play.
Use nursery rhymes on this topic and teach them children’s animal songs such as “Old McDonald had a Farm” . The song is about an old farmer who keeps different animals on his farm.
My family and Me
Mother – Mum, Father – Dad, brother, sister, grandfather – grandpa, grandmother – grandma. Introduce the words baby and family into this word class.
- Use drawings/flashcards, talk about family, ask children the names of their parents, brothers and sisters, ask them to draw their family on a piece of paper.
1 to 10
1 to 10
1 to 20
Numbers 1 – 20. First teach your early language learners to say the numbers up to 10, and once they’ve acquired them in the foreign language, teach them numbers from 10 to 20.
Use flashcards, write down the numbers on the board or find games with numbers on the Internet. If you use the cards with numbers turn them face down, ask the children to pull out the cards and then to guess the number on the card.
You can combine the numbers and colours by drawing on small pieces of paper or a big piece of paper (where you put all the numbers); perform an activity in which you call the children to come and colour the number by saying, for example: ‘‘One is yellow. Two is red. Three is blue…etc.”
Teach your early language learners 11 different colours: yellow, red, blue, green, orange, pink, black, white, grey, pink, purple.To teach colours you can use flashcards or simply different objects with different colours.
- Take coloured pencils and say the names of the colours. Then ask the children to repeat after you. (Remember there is lot of repetition in teaching English to small children).
- Take out the pencils and ask the children to speak out the names of colours, or take any other object, or colour flashcards
How are you?
What´s your name?
Hello! Good morning! Good afternoon! Good evening! Good night! Goodbye!
- You can practise saying hello and goodbye by knocking on wood and saying:”Hello! Is there anybody home?” and by waving your hand on saying”Goodbye!”
- Play the “day and night” game (you can use this game to teaching them opposite words like morning/evening, summer/winter, big/small etc). Always explain why you are playing the game and introduce game rules. For example: “we sit down when we say evening because we are tired after a long day and we stand up when we say morning because then we get up from bed ready to live the day”, etc.
Be careful that your intonation is musical because the words are then easier to remember!