Imagine, you know you'll be teaching young pupils consonants as well as transportation in English.
You're ready to hit the road to a learning center. It's a hot day and the sun is literally boiling your head. But you're assured, it'll be enjoyable to spend a couple of hours with young kids.
You feel positively excited and determined to put all your effort into it.
Because you know one thing - you'll grow and develop your personality with every step you undertake as a TEFL teacher.
You're ready for it!
Would you like to have the same attitude?
Would you like to try the same action while teaching English abroad?
If you're not sure yet, this post will show you how to teach young pupils transportation and consonants in Hong Kong.
You'll explore my initial teaching experiences abroad.
English Learning Center
I had a great positive mood after arriving at English learning center. I noticed children's chuckle from many classrooms. After all, smile belongs to teaching young children and it's essential to realise it all the time.
A little confusion at the beginning with my material, but luckily a lady at the reception organised it well. Then I had some time to prepare myself how to teach transportation and consonants.
So, let me break down two lessons as a temptation in teaching English abroad.
I believe if you're a new TEFL teacher you'll find this information valuable.
Lesson 1: Transportation
At the beginning, I played a wonderful video with transportation song which you can see below. This is a really great song and children sang as well as me too.
The aim of the video was to "warm up" children with an adequate vocabulary that was appropriate for this lesson.
After that, I was asking what transportations they remember from the video. Then, we wrote them on the whiteboard.
You can see the picture and the board behind me.
Not only video but also the presentation with flashcards.
Each flashcard described a picture with transportation. For example, a car, train, plane, bike, tram, bus, boat, ferry, taxi, on foot, etc.
Along with question "How do you go to school?" I elicited from pupils answer. The correct answer wasn't only "on foot", but the complete sentence "I go to school on foot."
When we finished practicing, each pupil was drawing on board some object related to transportation. And the class had to guess what it is. It was pretty entertaining and sometimes I started giggling aloud.
After all, the next task was matching pictures with words related to transportation. At the same time, pupils were asking each other again question "How do you go to school?"
To review the lesson, we played once more time the video song.
The pupils enjoyed it so much.
Lesson 2: Consonants C and D
Just like the previous lesson, the best to get started the presentation with consonants was a video.
The plain truth is I've already tried this strategy several times and it works perfectly.
Video Presentation - Consonant C
I presented a video in this class and we started with the letter C.
You can see below that it's inspirational and easy for pupils to remember.
After watching the video, I was asking pupils what words they noticed. I marked all of them on the whiteboard.
In fact, one pupil (a cute girl) chewed biscuits and others envied. Despite this "problem", we had a list full of words.
Story Presentation with Flashcards
I read the story Clever Cat. You may have noticed the story begins with the letters C.
Furthermore, I had prepared pictures with flashcards related to the story.
Video Presentation - Consonant D
The second part of the lesson was about consonant D.
Similarly, we played the song and sang (biscuits had already been consumed).
Again, exactly the same procedure as with the letter C. Writing vocabulary on a whiteboard and reading the story Dippy Duck.
As before, I had flashcards with vocabulary related to the story.
To review the lesson we did an exercise with a worksheet. Pupils had to match consonants with the words.
For example. _andle, _ake, _oat, _up, _ar, _oor, _og, _esk, _inosaur.
I've shared stickers to each pupil and came time to go home.
Now It's Your Turn...
Would you like to add anything more?
You may teach consonants and transportation a bit creatively.
If you enjoyed similar teaching style, you'd be an excellent teacher too.
And yeah, the best part is, you don't need any teaching experiences. So don't panic! Just get your TEFL and travel the world.
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