Teaching English to kids

01 Nov

Teaching English to kids is not as easy as it sounds and not the task of an amateur. Most of us may be able to speak fluently in English but when asked about the best way of teaching listening skills to a toddler, we would remain dumbfounded. For this very purpose, a variety of courses for teachers have been designed and are available to aspirants interested in teaching English to kids.

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A teacher must understand child psychology before starting to teach them. Lessons must be interactive in nature to grasp the curiosity of a child and ensure participation to help understanding and retention of knowledge. The TEFL Certification course and the TESOL program are universally accepted to be the appropriate teachers training courses for those interested in teaching English to kids.

The TEFL Certification course trains a teacher on the best ways of developing the four basic language skills namely, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Classroom management, handling of students, crisis-management and understanding the psyche of trainees are all a part of the TEFL Certification course. A good English teacher is responsible for planning lessons and applying teaching and evaluation methods most suitable for the batch of students along with making it interesting and interactive all the time to ensure maximum retention by the students. A TEFL Certification Course is all-comprehensive and trains an English teacher on all the skills required to teach English.

The TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages or Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) course is a more advanced course. It is a complete course on the know-how of teaching the language of English. The obstacles in the way of teaching English to kids born with a different mother tongue are many and varied. The teachers during this course are trained to teach the concepts of English language like grammar and comprehension. They are trained to develop the vocabulary and the basic language skills required for communicating in English. The expertise of teaching phonology, context and language modelling and communicative ways are all a part of the TESOL course.

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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in TEFL Course


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