of Teaching ESL
teachers have a situation in the classroom where one of their
students does not speak English. There are a variety of ways that the
teacher can teach this student.
Use Real objects, speak with a constant tone, Let students play
teacher, ask who what where and when?, Whisper the answer to
students, songs are great to use but also use gestures while
singing, use repetition, try to remain constant though, students
may need to hear things more than once,and remember to PRAISE the
student when he/she gets something right.
Read aloud to students, select simple stories at first, use
contextual clues to derive meaning form sentences, ask questions
that only have one word answers, encourage the students by letting
them look for the answers, ask the students to summarize the main
idea of the story, try to relate the reading material to the
students' own experiences by asking questions, exaggerate word
endings, give special attention to vowels and irregular spellings,
use labels in the room to identify the items in the
of different languages learn at different rates.,children 8-9
years learn five new words each lesson, children 11-12 years learn
about eight words each lesson, teach new words in context so that
sutcents can learn the skill of deriving word meanings for m
content, use a normal speaking tone, use dramatization while
teaching, minimize the student's answers by giving models and
examples and repetition,always give them opportunities to ask
answers, correct errors made during ESL class but not everytime
the student tries to communicate to you.
remember to have fun while teaching your student! students learn
faster when they are having fun!!