ESL for Children

One of the best times to teach someone a new skill, including a new language, is in the early development stages of childhood education. Rather than teaching a whole new set of rules for grammar, punctuation, structure and speech, young students are often able to pick up a new language as easily as their native tongues.

For those students who move to the United States from other parts of the world, there are ESL programs available in public and private schools. Teachers are trained to work with students at many different levels of development. One of the main goals of ESL education is to help students develop confidence in their verbal and written skills. Rather than feeling isolated by a language barrier, students involved in ESL education programs tend to develop a sense of community in a rather short period of time. In recent times, teachers have gotten rather creative in their ESL lesson plans. Rather than boring students with traditional spelling tests, grammar quizzes and essay writing assignments, teachers are using music, art and even theater to relate lesson plans to students from all over the world. I once heard of an ESL teacher providing her students with refrigerator magnets featuring English words, and letting them create poetry with them.

One of the most popular teaching tools for young ESL students is a list of commonly used words called "Dolch sight words." These words appear in more than 50 percent of the children's books on the market today. Many lesson plans incorporate the use of these words in creative ways. These lesson plans help students learn to recognize popular words by sight, and help to develop a rudimentary English vocabulary.


Fill out my online form.


Kids Can Access Free Spanish-Language Media on the Amazon Fire Kids Edition
Parents can choose to click the Spanish-only option, English-only option, or for a truly bilingual experience, both. With a FreeTime Unlimited Subscription, kids also have access to videos, educationa...
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:38:00 GMT

Akron Children\'s Hospital, 98.1 WKDD radiothon raises $691,000 in its 20th year
In its 20th year, the Have a Heart, Do Your Part Radiothon on WKDD (98.1-FM) raised $691,343.26 for Akron Children's Hospital. The Akron radiothon was the seventh largest English-language radiothon in ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:04:00 GMT

IN TUNE: March Northwest Indiana Symphony concert: lovely Brahms symphony; modern, jazzy \'Mass for the Children\'
the Southlake Children?s Choir and the Eisenhower Elementary Choir. The Mass is typical in some regards ? it has the usual movements, and much of it is in Latin. However, other parts of it are in Engl...
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:30:00 GMT

Free Presentations Conducted in English and Spanish Seek to Help Parents Learn How to Help Their Children Succeed in School
UNION COUNTY, NJ ? Parents, guardians, and adult mentors of elementary and middle school-aged children who are interested in learning how they can ?Help Your Child Succeed In School? are invited to at...
Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Feb 2019 06:13:00 GMT

\'These kids are isolated\': Arizona lawmakers weigh how to teach non-English speaking students
Every year, Monica Mesa, principal of Longfellow Elementary School in Mesa, has to decide which school activities her more than 100 English-learning students will miss. Sometimes they'll miss elective...
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:50:00 GMT

American kids are picking up British accents and vocabulary from ?Peppa Pig?
She is 4yrs old. But she still is not able to make sentences in hindi but can speak English very well in British accent. Other non-Americans pointed out normally their kids pick up Americanisms from w...
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:56:00 GMT