Sometimes, the biggest obstacles for teachers teaching English to kids are those that educators cannot control such as the transition to a different country or life style.
Your English language learners (ELLs)can thrive when they use the right techniques. Let’s take an in-depth look at how English is taught to children in schools across the country. We will also discuss the best strategies and helpful tips for parents!
It is important for educators to maintain open communication between schools and parents of ELLs, even though language barriers can be a hindrance to collaboration. There are many buildings that have translators available. Make sure you reach out to your colleagues for help.
To help kids learn English, parents need to communicate openly with their children and help them in learning second languages as well as academics. It goes without saying that different countries have different policies and curriculum. While it may seem daunting at first, students will likely fall further behind as they adjust to unfamiliar surroundings and new words.
These tips will be helpful to both parents and teachers.
It is essential that language learners continue to improve their reading and writing skills in their native tongue. Teachers and parents should not expect English as a substitute for a student’s native and cultural language. The goal is to be bilingual. Students should welcome their home culture at first.
You can watch educational videos with your children or use apps to help them learn English. These are some of the most popular and essential resources:
- Sesame Street
- Leap Frog\
In Kids Academy, there are a lot of educational and teacher-guided videos on ELA and ESL for your little ones to thrive.
Parents might not be able to read or speak the foreign language. They may speak their mother tongue only. Parents might be able to use wordless picture books as a way for students to learn English and have storytelling sessions with their families. Parents are also free to share books in the family’s language with their students.
Teaching ESL can seem overwhelming, especially for a general education teacher who must differentiate for a whole host of different personalities, abilities, and challenges. Fortunately, there are also a lot of tricks and techniques that can easily employ to support your ELL students in the best way possible.
Don’t forget Kids Academy has a variety of learning resources you can use to introduce or reteach to your children to get them prepared for the lessons in class. To find the best English reading sheets, games and other resources, visit the Talented & Gifted app or log in to kidsacademy.mobi.