How do you keep enthusiasm in a class of primary students who are starting to learn english.?

I have experienced teaching in the secondary and tertiary level to stduents who understand english and now I am faced with teh dilemma that I will be eaching primary pupils who a 1 or 2 over ten range in the english knowledge. Help!

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Tell them that they are allowed to swear!!!!!!!!

  • ed
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I would think it can be done with the right subject matter.

    Most children are interested in animals and pets. Language can be taught on any subject. Even with animals, verbs and conjugations can be utilized.

    If some students are interested in aircraft, boats, cars and racing, movies, or music, clothing, shoes, shopping, and movies;

    use those.

    Some Teaching books make a language boring, with parts of speech and repetitive exercises.

    I'm not a teacher but I have studied foreign languages. I would learn the interest of children and use that subject matter.

    Use some humor and comedy.

    This can be done in conjunction with the daily lesson from the book.

    You may have or are already doing this. Just my thoughts.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A decade ago to learn English, you had to attend costly English classes or purchase course material like tapes and books. Now you can learn English for free from the comfort of your home using the internet. The BBC and the British Council offer a number of online courses which teach written and spoken English. You can also improve your English by watching television programs and reading English newspapers. For more information, visit

  • 1 decade ago

    With young students who have a limited idea of what you are saying, you might want to consider TPR (Total Physical Response), a teaching method meant to augment and compliment the rest of your curriculum.

    I'm sure there are websites with details that can get you started.

    Source(s): Former EFL teacher
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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Story-telling is the best approach. It stimulates the imagination while remembering word associations.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    movies and storybooks are always a pretty good way to help students get integrated with an unfamiliar language.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    LOTS AND LOTS of hands on in and outside and read stories...

    Source(s): senior citizen
  • 1 decade ago

    get them to read interesting bks!! =)

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