Teach English Vocabulary without a Textbook
- 30 mins on-demand video
- 9 downloadable resources
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Songs, games and other activities designed for young EFL and ESL students.
- Address the needs of students with different strengths and weaknesses, including those who need to be active.
- Incorporate a variety of informal teaching methods into your lessons, including music, physical movement, social games and crafts.
- Have a bag of tricks to add to your lesson plans or use on the spot.
- Teach vocabulary in context along with additional knowledge.
- There are no prerequisites for taking this course.
- To use these ideas with your students you will need some simple props which can be obtained at any toy store as well as some type of music player.
Get all of your students involved in lessons that use songs, games, action and laughter to create meaningful learning. For this course I use animal vocabulary since it's a subject that is taught at various levels and lends itself to a wide variety of fun activities. The games and ideas can easily be transfered to other subjects.
Resources include song and sound files, printable activities created by the instructor, background research and a summary of the course for future reference.
- EFL and ESL instructors in formal and informal settings.
- Anyone who believes that children learn best when they are active and use a variety of skills.
- Anyone who wants students to be engaged, enjoy lessons and remember what they've learned.
- Most activities are for kindergarten and elementary school. Some are for pre-readers, some involve reading and writing, all are adaptable.
- Teachers of other foreign languages may find these activities helpful, although they will have to be adapted and some resources won't be useful.
- If you want your students to sit quietly, listen and write in their notebooks for an entire lesson, this course is probably not for you.
Present different animals using an original song, Animals Everywhere, which incorporates hand motions and an opportunity for children to be active.
Why it's important to combine subjects, along with a simple game to get started.
Riddles are fun and challenging. This song introduces some examples and a format for asking and answering. You can also have children write riddles in their notebooks, then pass them around for others to answer.
An audio recording and playback of this song can be downloaded from the resources.