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THE TEACHER GUIDE
FOR A YOUNG CHILDREN’S COURSE
material to use with very young learners of English(3-11 years)
Luc Ciotkowski
(with contributions from Lydia Brear)First edition published by ILCEA Linguistic Ltd. 2005
 
 
 ©2005
I
 
Introduction
II
 Are we missing the point?
V
 Lexical and grammatical fields
VIII
 Materials
XII
 Vocabulary games
XIV
 The ‘chairs’ game
XVI
 Language specific games
XVII
 
Week Lesson
1 Introductions12 Numbers3 3 Commands5 4 Halloween 75 Colours10 6 REVISION A12 7 Emotions13 8 This and that15 9 This and that15 10 Weather1911 Christmas 2112 REVISION B23 13 Family and pets24 14 Body parts I27 15 Body parts II29 16 Animals31 17 REVISION C3418 Can you?35 19 In the house3920 Hair and eyes42 21 Easter + REVISION D45 22 He’s big47 23 Clothes50 24 REVISION E53 25 Mealtimes54 26 Food5727 Jobs59 28 Transport6429 REVISION F68 30 Time69 31 REVISION G + Goodbye72 
 
 
 ©2005
II
Introduction
This guide was originally conceived for the PROXILANGUE languageschool program and provides material for an English language coursefor children between the ages of three and eleven years old. Thecourse consists of thirty one lessons of one hour which, at one hour aweek, represents a full academic year. It can be no more than a basisdue to the large differences in development between these agegroups. Therefore, the guide should not be looked at as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ but as a cloth ready to be tailored to specific groups andages. Clearly, you will spend longer using the more simple practiceactivities and games with groups of younger students, while you willbe able to move onto more complex activities and games more quicklywith older groups. The course is very light on materials and teachesspoken English. This allows for maximum communication, interactionand participation, while promoting a new language as an interpersonaltool and not an academic discipline. As a result the course is moredemanding than many others: the teacher is neither able to rest norhide behind materials and written exercises. However, this is alsothe very thing that makes it more rewarding for teachers than manyother courses.The Teacher Guide was developed on these principles: children learnmost naturally and effectively through play; learning a language canand should be a pleasant experience. I hope the Teacher Guide willbe used with motivation in mind. I believe that this is the mostimportant factor for increasing the effectiveness of learning (seethe piece entitled ‘Are we missing the point?’) and should be a keyconsideration in any course. The activities are designed to promotecooperation, participation and some friendly competition that doesn’texclude less able students in favour of the more able ones. Thestudents are discouraged from reverting to their mother tongue ornot participating by the risk of ‘losing’ or isolating themselves fromthe group; they must participate in order to ‘survive’. This is coupledwith the way that activities are presented as play rather than work;

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