One of the biggest challenges teachers have faced in the classroom has to do with writing. Usually students do not want to write, because they have never been encouraged to do it or to enjoy it.
Writing, like all other aspects of language, is communicative. In student life, they may write emails, lists, notes, cover letters, reports, assignments, or essays. All of these writing tasks have a communicative purpose and a target audience.
Providing a Learning Environment
Why teach English to young learners when adults are better behaved?
There are many rewards involved in working with children, including the enforcement of good habits. A disciplined learning style is way to go from very beginning. Our courses present a wonderful opportunity to learn how to establish good academic behaviors.
Writing is thinking – It should be fun!
One of the most important aspects of teaching English to young learners is creating an enjoyable and creative learning atmosphere.
There are ways to make the writing they do with class time more communicative and pleasurable. We believe the following ideas would help students move to this direction.
Suggested writing are:
- Make writing meaningful. Young writers can express themselves about topics that are important to them.
- Invite young writers to write freely, without worrying about correctness. Children who are just learning to write can build language structures and expression, even if they use imaginary spellings and strange punctuation.
- Ask young learners to write about their own lives and experiences. Whether it’s a holiday, or their experience with their grandparents, or any other experience outside the classroom, young writers write best when they write about something they know well.
- Students need to talk about writing in progress so that they can formulate their thoughts, generate ideas, and focus their topics. Take five or ten minutes of class time for students to read their writing to each other in small groups or pairs. It’s important for students to hear what their peers have written.
- Encourage writers to keep journals or diaries. Writing is one way of structuring thought. Journal writing is important because it’s not public. It can represent, for the writer, a chance to write in the most free way.
Our Engliah Program
If English is not your first language, and you want to upgrade your skills, an English Language Learning (ELL)/English as a Second Language (ESL) course can help you to:
- Prepare for other academic or career training programs
- Meet the English language requirements for work
We offer ELL/ESL programs and writing courses. In our chass, we will discuss the elements of several forms of whiting. Students required to write short compositions keeping these elements in mind. Please contact us for details.