These ELT Teacher Training Videos from Oxford University Press India aim to address significant and common issues in day-to-day classroom teacher-student interaction.
About this Video: This ELT training video by Ray Mackay encompasses the essence of using rhymes to teach language to young learners. The expert has given details about the key characteristics of rhymes and the significance of introducing them at an early age.
About the Author: Dr Ray Mackay is an ELT expert and teacher trainer with more than thirty years experience. He has taught at various schools and colleges in Europe, Africa and South Asia. He has been associated with primary teacher-training and textbook projects in eastern India since 2003 and has also been awarded the MBE for his services to English teaching in India.
Flashcards are an incredibly useful and flexible resource for teaching vocabulary. Carol Read shows some very simple, practical activities that you can use at Primary.
Classroom management is a big issue for most teachers of young learners. In our latest teaching tip, David Rixon looks more closely at this topic and offers practical advice on how best to manage classes of YL students.
Useful links & resources:
1) Establishing ground rules -http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/lan…
2) Classroom rules - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blo…
3) Reluctant talkers Part 1 -http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/lan…
4) Reluctant talkers Part 2 -http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/lan…
5) Dealing with discipline - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/lan…
6) Competition & reward - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/art…
7) Reward or Punishment: Class Dojo -http://www.digitalplay.info/blog/2011…
For more on Classroom Management try these links to Making Connections – Classroom Management with Young Learners, a webinar by Dave Dodgson:
View tips on how to teach songs by songwriter and teacher trainer Devon Thagard
The benefits of teaching with songs
The “stickiness” of songs
Using songs with mixed-ability students
Creating a welcoming atmosphere with songs
Signaling classroom transitions with songs
Balancing energy levels with songs
The Let’s Go authors love to share ideas and tips on teaching young learners. Watch their videos to find out more
Using puppets to get children talking in English
Using technology in the young learner classroom
A digital writing activity for young learners
Creating a digital picture book with young learners
Using puppets and flashcards to get children talking in English
Using name chants in the young learner classroom
Creating your own vocabulary chants for the English classroom
Introducing new vocabulary to young learners
Introducing question forms to young learners
Getting the best from a large young learner class
Teaching reading in every class