Essay on Tefl Teaching English to Young Learners

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Teaching English to Young Learners with GO TEFL Result: 81%
Answer the following questions based on your course readings for this module. (100 marks)
Part 1: This section covers multiple choice type questions. Choose the correct answer from the possible answers provided.
1. What is one of the main differences between children and adult EFL students? (1) 1. Children are more likely to be forced to attend the classes. 2. Games are effective for children but not effective for adults. 3. It is more important to create the need to learn in adults than in children.
2. Which of the following is true? (1) 1. Teaching children should be based on improvisation. 2. Children should be taught only through games.
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Everyone gets a turn to communicate their name, age, favorite animal...

a) Sarah says Hello, What’s your name? b) Patrick says; “Hello, My name is Patrick!” passes the ball to Emma, “What’s your name?” Emma replies; “My name is Emma!”

c) “Sarah, How old are you?” Sarah replies; “I am six years old!”

d) (If there is time and depending on the level of English)“Mary, What’s your favorite farm animal?” Patrick says “My favorite farm animal is the cow moo, moo! Emma, What’s your favorite farm animal?” Emma replies; “Me, I like dogs “woof, woof”
This activity gets all the young learners actively involved. They practically sing the sentences to each other (drilling).

2. Describe, step by step, how you would teach the following structures. Include any visual aids you would use, what drilling (repetition) you would do and what your instructions would be. You don’t have to write a full lesson plan or activities. Write about 100 words for each structure. 1. Structure 1: Where is it? It’s on/in/under... (15)
By using Realia
For example: playing hide and seek with a ball while simultaneously using the appropriate phrases and demonstrating their meaning.

a) (Teacher hides the ball under the table) “Where is the ball? It‘s on the chair, in the bag or under the table…” Students reply; “The ball is under the table,

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