Category Archives: Using storybooks

Mix and match (TEFLtastic Classics Part 43)

Updated 5 April 2021 This has been by far the most popular activity in my young learner classes recently. I’ve often used the classic picture book (Do You Like) Ketchup on Your Cornflakes?, in which the top and bottom halves … Continue reading

Posted in pre-school/ kindergarten/ very young learners, Teaching young learners, Using storybooks | Tagged | Leave a comment

Writing and teaching

Sometimes, quite frankly, combining them is a pain in the arse and I wish I could just choose one or the other, like last week when saving the time and energy to write meant gettting up at 5:30 to plan the … Continue reading

Posted in English through craftwork, Household vocabulary, Prepositions, prepositions of position, Teaching young learners, Using storybooks, Vocabulary | 4 Comments

On the CELTA, Japan, and very small learners

An interview with Charlie Richards of Learning Tree English, a private language school for 16 and unders (sometimes far unders!) in Osaka. “I first came across your school through your excellent examples of young learner lessons on YouTube. Typical lessons … Continue reading

Posted in CELTA, Cultural differences/ cultural training, Discipline in the classroom, EFL CD ROMs, English through craftwork, Lesson planning, Phonics, pre-school/ kindergarten/ very young learners, Teaching English in Japan, Teaching Japanese primary school children, Teaching young learners, Technology, TEFL career planning, TEFL games, textbooks, Using songs with kids, Using storybooks | Tagged | 2 Comments

Teaching preschool English links

I’ve done a fair bit of kindy/ kindie/KG/ pre-school/ nursery/ very young learner English teaching  over the years, and I’m doing it full time at the moment for the first time in quite a while, so will be writing about that and … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline in the classroom, Ending lessons, Flashcard games, links, Problem students, Starting lessons, Teaching young learners, TEFL, TEFL games, Using songs with kids, Using storybooks | 5 Comments

New TEFL/ TESOL/ TESL/ TEFAL/ TEFLON articles etc July 2009

Too tired after trying to come up with that Google friendly blog post article to write anything about these, so here is just the list: Problems, solutions and variations with hangman in EFL classes (including links to online hangman games) Speaking … Continue reading

Posted in Cambridge University Press, ELT publishing, Getting published, Grammar, Grammar games, links, Oxford University Press (OUP), pre-school/ kindergarten/ very young learners, relative clauses, Spelling games, Teaching young learners, Technology, TEFL blogs, TEFL games, Using storybooks, Vocabulary, Vocabulary games | 1 Comment