Sunday 11:15 - 12:05
How do child-centered lessons work in an East Asian classroom?
David English House
It is often assumed that child-centered classes cannot be tightly planned
and use time efficiently This is far from the reality. Children can encounter
English in a clear step-by-step sequence but still feel they are the center
of learning, not following what the teacher wants them to do. The aim of
this presentation will be to show teachers how this can be achieved in
an East Asian classroom.
If we want young children to become self-motivated active learners of
English with international minds, it is essential that help them develop
learning strategies that will achieve these goals. From the very first
lesson, we should not teach, but encourage children to 'learn' a language
sequence that is multi-skill and fits together well. The presenter will
show how 'Finding Outí achieves these aims, and, by doing so, is different
from other courses for children. Ideas for lesson planning, syllabus design,
and learner training will be illustrated through activities.