“Is earlier really better?” is one of the questions that many people are interested in. Parents want to know if it is a wise decision to have their kids learning English early or they can learn later in life. It turns out that the answer can not be simply yes or no, but must be framed in a large context with many factors and perspectives.
In this talk show, among others in the series called “làm bạn với con” (literally means be your children’s friends), two guest speakers shares their views on the issue. Dr. Ton Quang Cuong is an academic working at the Hanoi National University; Ms. Pham Thi Cuc Ha is the founder and executive director of the English teaching school “JustKids”. Many interesting points came up during the discussion, but be judicious when you adopt (a)views from those speakers. It is also important to note that “science” do not “prove” anything, they do offer insights from what they have learned. Be aware that how they get to know what they know is still limited and questionable.
What do you think? Please share your thoughts/experiences.
Joan Shin, co-author of the primary series ‘Our World’ discusses how we can teach our young learner vital visual literacy skills in the ELT classroom
Download here: http://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/sing-out-loud-childrens-songs
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.