Tagged: children


A Language Thought Experiment

Recently, I’ve chanced upon a number of articles and blog posts championing the seemingly well established idea that children are much better language learners than adults and that adults will never be able to approach native like fluency except for a few exceptions. These ideas...


The Bridge: A fantastic video lesson

This is a beautiful animated short that teaches students a great lesson about conflict resolution and getting along with others. 1. Watch the video and stop at 18 sec and 2:10.  Both times, ask students what they think will happen. What the animals will do....


Zip Zap: A “no tech” teaching idea/game

This is an activity that your students can do whenever some fun yet competitive language practice is needed. It would be a great activity for a camp or for a party or just as a reward for students. I discovered it when teaching Grade 4 and...


Imagine…. (a poem about school)

Imagine a classroom where there is no teaching                                                      only learning. Imagine a classroom where there is no leader only...


Top 10 Young Learner’s Songs

Here is my list of top 10 songs for Young Learners and suggested teaching points. Please comment and add any other suggestions. Most are found on our Kid’s Karaoke page or by searching in our videos…. ) Not surprising that many of these songs are...


Kizclub – a great printable site!

Kizclub (don’t get it confused with “Kids Club” like I do!) is a Korean site that my students – both graduate and certificate went gaga over. I really like it too. It offers basic materials that are infinitely adaptable for teachers – on a wide...


More on “Killing Creativity”

Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0The video above is simple and powerful. It speaks to us educators in a number of ways. The number of ways we should allow for more creativity in our classrooms – not just in language but in...


The #1 (website for YLs vocabulary)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. KinderSay There are so many great websites for teaching young learners. See a list of my own below (culled from my big list, also attached). However, after our own resources here (always got to...

Kid’s songs with hand movements – Cullen’s ABCs 0

Kid’s songs with hand movements – Cullen’s ABCs

I really love Cullen’s ABCs! If you teach Young Learners, you have to watch her Youtube videos where she instructs teachers how to do the motions/hand movements for many songs for young learners.(along with SuperSimpleSongs, she’s the next best! I came to know about her...

The #1 activity for young learners! 0

The #1 activity for young learners!

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Show ‘N Tell Yes, this is not just a stand by but a great activity for bringing the REAL and real communication into the classroom. It works in an L1 classroom and even works...


An Amazing Teacher

I think it so important now that teachers have access to streamed video – so important for teachers to watch other teachers. Here’s a player I’ve made as a start. These videos are revealing and helpful for teachers, watching, we absorb and see the little...


The #1 …….(short video for YLs)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The Elephant Song — 150%!!!! Eric Herman does a great job with his son. It is so engaging, even for adults. A song but with dialogue – it has it all. Use in millions...

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