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Motivating young learners to learn English
One challenge faced by many language teachers is how to motivate young learners and later how to maintain their interest. It is essential to create an interest ___ (1) language and ensure that youngsters enjoy our lessons, through enjoyment the learning process is ___ (2) no end. This post will look ___ (3) classroom management (see further reading at the bottom of the page: 20 strategies) and the types of activities that all ESL teachers should be incorporating ___ (4) their lessons.
A good friend of mine (and fellow language teacher) always says, ´to learn something ___ (5), you need to love it´. ___ (6) young learners I believe enjoyment is essential to ensure an enriching teaching-learning experience. Children should want to come to class and should enjoy themselves while learning. Not only will they learn more effectively but ___ (7) their behaviour will be better, this makes your and their lives far easier. Teachers need to be adventurous and dynamic in their teaching strategies ___ (8) prevent students getting bored while, at the same time, maintaining a routine so that young learners can benefit ___ (9) a clear progression and development set out by the teacher in their curriculum. Try to incorporate various methods of delivery into your classes, such as: song, dance, crafts, games, individual/paired/group work, class projects etc. An important factor is the level of you classes. Children need to be challenged yet capable ___ (10) achieving the learning goals. This careful balance is an important component of the teaching-learning experience. If the level is adapted well enough and the interest is maintained, there is no end to the possibilities.
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