Cho con tiếp xúc với ngoại ngữ khi nào?

“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.

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Teaching Rhymes and Poems to Young Learners

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.

BC Teaching Tips 4: Classroom Management

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:

Preview – http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blo…
Webinar – http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/web…
Presentation slides – http://www.slideshare.net/DavidDodgso…