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Are you using the correct terms for your young learners ?A child is defined as anyone who has not reached their 18th birthday (UNCRC...

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On the British Council’s site for young learners - LearnEnglish Kids - there are lots of stories which you can use to motivate your...

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Why not use the activities on LearnEnglish Kids for listening practice with your young learners?

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As well as teaching English to our young learners, we can help them reach their full potential as language learners. Here are some tips...

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Poetry is a great tool to use with your learners as it helps practise not only listening, speaking, reading and writing skills all...

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Here are some ideas for practising speaking in class with young learners.

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Introducing and practising vocabulary in class can be done in a variety of enjoyable and motivating ways. It’s also important for...

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'I like doing homework!' 'We get too much homework.' 'Homework is really boring.' 'The teacher doesn’t always check my homework.' What...

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In this article you will find tips and ideas for using and extending craft activities in the classroom.

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At the British Council’s Teaching Centre in Paris, as part of our holiday programme for children, we are using carefully selected...

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In this comprehensive series of newsletters available to download, Opal Dunn introduced readers to real books to use in the classroom...

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LearnEnglish Kids is the British Council’s website for children aged 5-12 who are learning English as a second or foreign language. Find...

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The Magic Pencil exhibition and website celebrated children's book illustration and brought together the work of 13 illustrators who...

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There are many activities which you can use with your learners to exploit songs in the classroom. They can be used with specific...

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There are many activities which you can use with your learners to help them develop their writing skills. For example, writing stories,...

  • However, the generic term ‘young learner’ along with many other derivatives is often used in the ELT profession to refer to these learners. This can cause misunderstandings and make it difficult to communicate and share knowledge. To encourage...
  • You can find all the stories at https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories. Here are some tips for using and exploiting the stories in the classroom.A. Activities to prepare children for reading 1. Using illustrations
  • Here are some tips and ideas on how to use the LearnEnglish Kids website for listening practice with your classes.Where can I find listening materials?On LearnEnglish Kids you’ll find a variety of listening materials, including:
  • Engaging young learnersIf learners are engaged in what they are doing they are more likely to learn. Small children need lots of short activities to keep them interested. Try alternating lively ‘stirring’ activities with calm ‘settling’ ones to...
  • Using poetry in the classroom may seem daunting at first, but below you’ll find steps and tips to help you get your learners appreciating and writing poems.Introducing poetryIf you haven’t used any poems in the classroom before it would be a good...
  • A reason to speakMake sure that the children have a reason for speaking, for example, they need to talk to their partner to complete a picture or to find information in order to make a graph. Think about the questions you ask in class. If you ask ‘...
  • Recording vocabulary Do you encourage your learners to keep vocabulary records? Get them to write new words at the back of their notebooks during class. Check they know how to pronounce each word and have them underline the main stress. They could...
  • Homework is generally part of any English course and is set with the aim of helping children absorb and build on work done in class and to extend their learning time. Doing homework also helps children on their way to becoming independent learners....
  • There are lots of things to make, as well as videos to watch, in the crafts section on LearnEnglish Kids. Preparation
  • A storybook acts as a springboard for a wide variety of activities designed to develop children’s English language skills as well as opportunities to develop the theme or content of the book. In this way, the stories link to children’s learning...
  • Below, you can choose an edition to download or read the story behind RealBook News.The story of RealBook newsAlthough I had been using Real picture Books in the small school I started in Cambodia in 1960s, it was not until I reached Japan in 1970s...
  • Exploring LearnEnglish KidsLearnEnglish Kids is designed for children up to 12 years old to use on their own, with parents and friends or in class. Children learn as they play games, listen to songs and stories, watch videos, and do craft activities...
  • Both offered foreign language teachers of children and teenagers a valuable resource.Since the Magic Pencil website has now closed, we will continue to host the materials here on TeachingEnglish. You can find ideas and downloadable worksheets for...
  • On the LearnEnglish Kids website, you can find a wide range of both modern and traditional songs to use with your learners together with accompanying worksheets written by our young learner specialists and aimed specifically at children learning...
  • In the classroom there are many ways of using these writing activities to help children practise their English whilst developing their creativity and imagination. Here are some examples.1. Write a storyBefore writing, ask learners to tell you about...