Teaching an English lesson for kids as a second language is a challenge in itself, it is even more of a challenge when teaching young children English as a second language. Especially if these children are non-English speaking children who need to assimilate into an English speaking country. Children in such a situation may easily become overwhelmed by the challenges they face as non-English speakers in an English speaking country and find it hard to cope with such pressure.
As a parent or teacher attempting to teach such children, it is best to start with the simpler aspects of the English language rather than attempt to teach the language in all its theoretical content. The best way to start is to teach the child, beginner’s vocabulary to enable him or her to understand words spoken around them and pick up the intricacies of the language in a more practical manner. Both parents and teachers considering the task of teaching an English lesson for kids should first gather as much knowledge as they possibly can about the lesson they intend to teach. So they are confident in their knowledge of the topic. This confidence is as easily sensed by children as they are to sense a lack of it.
Another approach many teachers and parents can try is to come up with various ways to motivate children to learn English such as incorporating the lesson into a game. It would inevitably pique a child’s interest and encourage them to seek out the knowledge necessary to win the game. Whereby learning something new in the process and lead to a child learning without their even knowing it as they have been more focused on the fun aspect of the game rather than the theoretical content. Parents and teachers should also work to a lesson plan that highlights the aim of the English lesson for kids. They should also consider the motivation required for the lesson, the steps planned to teach the lesson as well as a follow-up to gauge a child’s understanding of the lesson.
One of the best ways to do this is to involve the child in online learning via the internet that offers many resources for teaching children English. A perfect example of such a resource would be English Club TV or ECTV, found at tv-english.club, the site offers many unique programs for teaching English for children. All programmes being based on a one of a kind TV show format that is specially designed to hold a child’s attention and impart valuable lessons on such aspects of the language such as grammar and speech.