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How do child-centered lessons work in an East Asian classroom?
David Paul
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.