My attention has recently been caught by an interesting infographic I would like to share with you in this post. The infographic was created by Kaplan International Colleges and it is entitled "How to Teach English". They interviewed ESL teachers to ask what they used to enhance their lessons in class.
As you can see from the infographic below the advanced English language teachers use all kinds of media ranging from popular music to video games to teaching English. I love the idea of using authentic and fun materials for my English lessons too. Of course, the infographic shows mostly what educators utilize to teach English to middle school and adult students but the key idea of making use of not only traditional teaching resources and academic textbooks but also products of popular culture and mass media remains applicable in the case of preschoolers and elementary school pupils. I also love using classic children’s books, online games, cartoons and mobile apps to teach English to my little son. New advances in technology and media availability offer teachers lots of things to leverage for better results of our educational work. Unfortunately it’s not that easy to use all the stuff mentioned in the infographic when working with a group of kids in a non-English speaking country, but I hope I’ll be able to experiment with some out-of-the-box teaching materials and ides in the course of my future ESL activities. Anyway I will do my best to implement my ELT ideas and share them here in this blog.
Please, let me know what kind of teaching materials you can recommend for teaching English to kids. Share your ideas, thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
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