One of the first questions a beginner language student asks is, “How long until I’m fluent?” With language learning websites offering 15-day marvels and polyglot friends boasting about being multilingual, it can be frustrating to make little progress. But what is realistic? How long does it take to learn English? How long it takes to…
Many readers begin to read with support around age five or six (grade 1 and grade 2). With a few years of practice, children will begin reading to themselves.
The best phonics songs for children have to include these key elements: Simple language, repetitive, include the phonics target language and of course they have to be fun. Songs like the phonics song, the Magic E song all include these and will increase students motivation and abilities in both phonics and English.
Here you will find resources, games and activities to help you both in school and in homes. However, teaching phonics to your children is going to take a little background knowledge, patience and time
Go Noodle is an interactive video service with loads of subjects both curriculum and soft skills. The videos are superb! and really a break from the video lessons and on screen quizzes we seem to have been stuck with! my students love it!
At the moment, it being February 9th 2020, I am stuck at home here in Hong Kong. I am a teacher here and have been for a long time. They have closed the schools till at least March the 2nd, and though I am sure my students as well as me did a little WHOOP noise when we heard that fast forward a week with most of Hong Kong closed and it is actually pretty boring.
Following on from the great response from teachers in having these games in one easy bookmarked place I have made on for Magic or Silent E as well. These games are harder to find it appears so i hope this will be of use as well. I have played them all and as usual they are a mixed bag. I also have one of mine in App and online form and will put the usual links below it
STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in Primary schools is really REALLY effective. Showing students real work uses for the subjects they are learning, and pairing it with their nature curiosity and enthusiasm is a great success if planned and implemented well. Here we give 10 examples of great STEM lessons to get you started.
Board games are great for students to learn in English and to work in groups in classrooms. Teachers have the freedom to walk around the groups and help where needed. It allows those quieter students to participate in smaller settings and are an evergreen way of practicing English