Category Archives: Methods

Circle Time Feelings Activity

I begin most of my classes with young learners in Circle Time (see this post for more information).  The beginning of each class normally includes students telling the class something they’d like to share, a hello song and a question … Continue reading

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Mini Whiteboards in the Young Learner Classroom

I have lots of props, posters and other visual aids that I use in class with young learners but I’m pretty sure that my best investment was in mini whiteboards.  They were relatively inexpensive yet are extremely versatile and fairly … Continue reading

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It’s Music to Their Ears

Music is a staple in the young learners’ classroom.  That’s my opinion at least.  Music is a huge part of my lessons, especially with very young learners.  In this post I’m going to explore why I use music so much … Continue reading

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Using L1 with Young Learners

Should English teachers use the native language in class with young learners? There is an ongoing debate surrounding this question.  It’s been going on for years and I’m sure the end of the discussion is nowhere in sight.  A google … Continue reading

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Presenting Vocabulary to Very Young Learners

Presenting new vocabulary to young learners can be complicated because you need to get their attention, keep their attention and encourage them to participate in activities such as drilling. The routines I use in presenting new words to my students … Continue reading

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The Importance of Circle Time

Circle Time is the way I start my classes with young learners ages 4-7. Every teacher has their own routines and management style, but I think that Circle Time is a must at this age. Let’s have a look at … Continue reading

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