This lesson uses the theme of Christmas to develop learners’ vocabulary.

With very young learners much of what they do in the classroom revolves around them. Before school they are often the centre of ‘their’...

Once it starts to get warm you can easily start to talk about holidays and possible destinations with your young learners.

Coming into a primary English lesson should always be about having fun. The fun should obviously always be grounded in learning, but it'...

This lesson is based around the calendar and helping students to use dates.

The Chinese New Year is one of the many colourful events celebrated in our multicultural calendar.

This lesson focuses on developing language related to clothes.

This is an activity for primary classes based on an adaptation of the famous poem What is Pink? by Christina Rossetti.

This can be done over a series of lessons as part of an ongoing project, dedicating each lesson to a different insect, or otherwise as...

For young children and adults alike it can be intimidating to speak a foreign language in front of other people. Even five-year-olds can...

Art is an important part of the young learners’ development at school and can also be part of their English learning. Colouring shouldn’...

Children love learning about festivals and the way other people celebrate them. It’s also fascinating for them to compare how they...

If you can use part of a classroom as your own or if you always use the same classroom, then find out about the possibility of...

Fairy tales provide a wealth of possibilities for teaching English topics. Each fairy tale has its own magical setting and is split into...

Children love units connected with animals and farm animals can provide lots of fun opportunities to practise sounds and phonics.

This lesson focuses on food vocabulary and on speaking about likes and dislikes.

Food is a popular topic in any primary course and has a lot of potential for cross-curricular work.

British people have a reputation for being polite and appreciating good manners. You can have fun with your children in many different...

This lesson has some fun activities and language learning tasks based around the theme of Halloween. The activities include singing...

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This lesson uses the theme of Christmas to develop learners’ vocabulary.

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With very young learners much of what they do in the classroom revolves around them. Before school they are often the centre of ‘their’...

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Once it starts to get warm you can easily start to talk about holidays and possible destinations with your young learners.

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Coming into a primary English lesson should always be about having fun. The fun should obviously always be grounded in learning, but it'...

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This lesson is based around the calendar and helping students to use dates.

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The Chinese New Year is one of the many colourful events celebrated in our multicultural calendar.

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This lesson focuses on developing language related to clothes.

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This is an activity for primary classes based on an adaptation of the famous poem What is Pink? by Christina Rossetti.

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This can be done over a series of lessons as part of an ongoing project, dedicating each lesson to a different insect, or otherwise as...

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For young children and adults alike it can be intimidating to speak a foreign language in front of other people. Even five-year-olds can...

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Following on from Drama with children 1 here are a few suggestions that will help you integrate drama into your classroom. Many of the...

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Art is an important part of the young learners’ development at school and can also be part of their English learning. Colouring shouldn’...

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Children love learning about festivals and the way other people celebrate them. It’s also fascinating for them to compare how they...

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If you can use part of a classroom as your own or if you always use the same classroom, then find out about the possibility of...

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Fairy tales provide a wealth of possibilities for teaching English topics. Each fairy tale has its own magical setting and is split into...

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Children love units connected with animals and farm animals can provide lots of fun opportunities to practise sounds and phonics.

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This lesson focuses on food vocabulary and on speaking about likes and dislikes.

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Food is a popular topic in any primary course and has a lot of potential for cross-curricular work.

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British people have a reputation for being polite and appreciating good manners. You can have fun with your children in many different...

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This lesson has some fun activities and language learning tasks based around the theme of Halloween. The activities include singing...

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  • You’ll find that insects are a great basis for teaching several language areas such as colours, numbers, food and body parts. Below I take insect by insect and give suggestions of activities you can develop around each one.CaterpillarsThe Very...
  • AimsLearning farm vocabulary: pig, sheep, cow, horse, chicken, hen, dogs, cat, goat, duck, rabbit, farmer, farm, stable, hay, grass, milk, eggsLearning animal noises: quack, moo, miaow, woof, neigh, squawk, baa, etcLearning greetings language: ‘How...
  • This lesson focuses on reviewing vocabulary for parts of the body with the well-known song, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, and then goes on to introduce the characters from and tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood.Learners are encouraged to...
  • It includes an introductory song, a focus on clothes words, review and practice of ‘has got’, and a labelling and colouring activity. There are suggestions for some other follow-up Christmas activities. AimsTo teach or review ‘has got’To review...
  • The weatherHow do you make a snowflake? This web page is great for teaching instructions: http://www.highhopes.com/snowflakes.htmlMake a snowflake finger puppet. Here you have a rhyme and a puppet to use at the same time: http://www.bry-backmanor....
  • AimsTo integrate cultural awareness into the courseTo introduce / practise Halloween related vocabulary – cat, hat, bat, witch, ghost, pumpkin, black, etc.To work on pronunciation and rhyming soundsTo get children used to following simple...
  • Here we take a wider look at how the year is split up into distinct parts. With younger learners you may touch upon the ever-decreasing dividing line between the seasons and how around the world seasons differ. Primarily though stick to the classic...
  • The second article will focus on special days and birthdays in particular:https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/my-favourite-day-2Age: 8-10 years oldAims:Review days of the weekIntroduce/review numbers 1-31Introduce a traditional rhymeWrite a...
  • Aims:To revise the words for days and months.To teach pupils the ordinal numbers we use for the date.To identify dates on an English calendar.To practise listening comprehension of days/dates.Materials:
  • First, learners will do a drawing-on-the-back activity to review clothes vocabulary. Then they do a simple drawing dictation to practise using the present continuous with clothes, and play a game to describe what their classmates are wearing....
  • The beach is always a popular destination and young children can generally, depending on where you are, relate to the excitement and freedom associated with playing on the beach. Why not dress a teddy in shorts, t-shirt, sunglasses, cap, and give...
  • AimsTo provide cross-curricular links with nutrition.To practise pair interaction with a short dialogueSome of these activities encourage support at home which will help the parents to become involved in the English their child is learning. In turn...
  • Learners will learn or review vocabulary for a variety of classroom objects, as well as prepositions of place, in order to be able to describe where things are in the classroom. They will draw, play games and sing a song to practise the language and...
  • Age10 years old +MaterialsPhotos of members of the British Royal FamilyCard and pens for postersAccess to computers with your classThe British MonarchyBefore you begin you can ask the class to brainstorm any words they already know to do with the...
  • AimsTo raise awareness of the benefits of helping peopleTo integrate cultural references (traditional poems, popular cartoons/storybooks)To introduce vocabulary; a dentist, a firefighter, a doctor, a police officer, a postal worker, a nurse, a...
  • Normally you should introduce vocabulary within a context to make remembering easier but having a whole lesson based around one letter can also be a means of grouping words together. Just remember that every word introduced should still have a...
  • What should children know about a word?
  • This lesson could be used either with beginners or as revision for learners in their second year of English. It starts with a review of food vocabulary, which can be adapted, and then learners will practise using the structure ‘I like/don’t like’....
  • In this lesson, learners will play a vocabulary game with words associated with Valentine’s Day. They will then review language related to Valentine’s Day through a simple collocation activity, and read and learn a well-known Valentine’s Day poem,...
  • Each year in the Chinese calendar is named after an animal, and in this lesson learners will listen to the story of how the order of the animals was decided. They will join in with the story and retell it, then do some follow-up work practising...

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