Before learning this subject I have just studied language teaching English methodology for students (secondary school and high school), and now I find that there are a great deal of differences between them. In my opinion, I think that teaching language for children is more difficult and complex than adult/teenager because they do not have their own reasons for learning language (English). According to some researches, it is said that most of the decision to learn English is taken for children by a local educators or parents. Therefore, in teaching language classes, teachers must create a dynamic and funny environment to motivate children taking part in lessons.
Teachers who teach for children must have both good knowledge and firm teaching method. Why can I say that? A simple reason is that children can show their boredom or embarrassment by jumping, shouting, sleeping, ..so on . :V so the duties of the teachers are management class and motivation them participating in lesson directly and enthusiastically. Therefore most of the teachers often make a lesson plan with many games, songs, storytelling, and act role …in the warm up of each lesson. And the fact is that this thing is very effective and attacks a lot of children in lesson. Through looking for some videos to learn about the English class of the different countries in the world such as China; Thailand; Korea; Singapore…I found that their teachers and their teaching methods are wonderful, they used storytelling technique to motivate children. Most of the stories were rehearsed by teachers but it was not monotonous because of having a connection among pictures, real objects, gestures and teachers’ voice .all of them are making a dynamic and noisy learning class .In that class, children join directly in playing role as a real character in stories. They can speak and listen anything they hear or see from real object and teachers will correct and help them develop skills. Children can learn vocabularies and structures quickly and comfortably. They are easy to understand the content of the lesson and like to accept foreign language directly. Why??? Do you know? Hihi, and in my own opinion, I think “practice makes perfect “let’s trying.
I think that I will try to apply this teaching method in each lesson in the future although it is not easy. I will try my best. “ try my best the rest will come”.