Language exams can be taken at pretty much any age possible - very young learners included! There are many opinions for and against examining children. Some people believe that we need to prepare to take exams early on, and get ready for the adult world, filled with examinations, courses and certificates. Others believe that children… Continue reading Starters – Listening Part 4 – FRUIT!
Category: Young Learners
What fills your heart?
The day of love is swiftly coming our way and there's no way but celebrate it - especially with the young students! The trick is that young learners don't think about love romantically, and I think that there is no better day to show them that there are so many different types of love. All… Continue reading What fills your heart?
2022 – The year of the Tiger
I'm not one to obsess over zodiac signs and how accurately they can define our personalities. However, I enjoy reading my horoscope from time to time and seeing how accurate it is. I think that everyone is quite familiar with the Western zodiac, and believe it or not, zodiac signs tend to come up in… Continue reading 2022 – The year of the Tiger
The Christmas Countdown
If you live and teach in one of the European countries, it's almost impossible to avoid Christmas-themed lessons. A year ago, when I worked at an academy in Alicante, I was asked to prepare a short Christmas video or project with some of my younger groups. With my Movers group (ages 7-9), we spent about… Continue reading The Christmas Countdown
Halloween Escape Room
If you want to have a fun and relaxing class, look no further. I've got something just for you! Your teenagers will love this Halloween-themed escape room style class. All you need to do is monitor the answers and make sure that your students don't get too heated in this instalment of spooky classroom activities!… Continue reading Halloween Escape Room
Halloween Comparatives and Superlatives
Grammar doesn't have to be boring! Ask your students to come dressed in their best costumes and practise comparatives and superlatives for short adjectives, using different Halloween objects and creatures. I love themed lessons. However, I don't think they should always be the same and focus on the vocabulary. That's why I've prepared a set… Continue reading Halloween Comparatives and Superlatives
Adapting lesson plans to other levels
I used to work at an academy that required all plans to be posted onto the server by Monday. At first, it's fine, you do it, full of energy and happiness. However, then comes the time when you reach the limit and you start thinking about how you can prepare one lesson plan that can… Continue reading Adapting lesson plans to other levels
Compound words for Starters
If there is one thing that I enjoy teaching to my YL is definitely compound nouns. I like to think about them as two pieces of a jigsaw that when you put them together, you can create a new word. Here is a lesson plan and a set of worksheets that I came up with… Continue reading Compound words for Starters
Creating a classroom community
There's nothing better than having a group of students who enjoy each other's company. On the first day it is essential to build a safe space and create the feeling of community. Last year when I was combing through the internet for the perfect first class activity for young learners. I wanted something that will… Continue reading Creating a classroom community
Fun facts about the Sun – Movers
The last few weeks of ESL classes can be a bit difficult. The books are finished, the exams are taken and we all just wait for the holidays to start. Here is a lesson plan for YL about the Sun and different ways to stay safe in the summer. If there is one thing that… Continue reading Fun facts about the Sun – Movers