Author: Randy League

Games and Activities for 13-16 Childrens English Class

Game and Activity List   Where am I This is a simple activity that you can play without any preparation or set up. The idea is for one student to imagine they are in a location the other students have to ask questions in order to guess where that location is.   Bull’s-eye This game can help teach how to give directions and a chance to practice various location words.   Chase the Ace...

Example Lesson Plan for 13-16 Childrens English Class

Age group: 13-16 years old   Preparation: 5-10 minutes   Class Time: 60-80 minutes Teaching Key Point: Basic Questions and Replies Present Perfect “I have eaten sushi in Japan.” “Have you ever eaten sushi in Japan?”   Lesson Plan: Greetings Warm-up-Conversational Questions Related to Previous Lesson Introduction of Key Point Example Conversation Read Through Questions Related to Con...

An Introduction to Teaching English to 13-16 Year Olds

The 13 to 16 year-old age range can be difficult for many teachers. These students are not necessarily “kids” and they are not “adults” either. Many games and activities that you have been able to use with younger children will suddenly be considered “childish” by the teenagers in this age group. In order to efficiently teach this age group we need to create a s...

Games and Activities for 10-12 Childrens English Class

Teaching children from the ages of 10 to 12 can be very rewarding and tricky at the same time. On one hand, many of these children have started studying English in elementary school and junior high school so they may have a decent foundation of grammar and vocabulary. On the other hand, they are approaching their teenage years, which means that there’s a chance they might be very shy, at times the...

Example Lesson Plan for 10-12 Childrens English Class

In this article you will find an example lesson plan for children’s English classes with students from the ages of 10 to 12.  The idea of this article is not to give you a one off lesson plan that you can only use one time in your classes. The idea is to give you a template that you can use to create other lesson plans. Here, the important thing is the structure of the lesson plan. You may have to...

An Introduction to Teaching English to 10-12 year olds

In this article we will take a look at some basic methods you can use to teach your children’s English classes for 10 to 12-year-old students. These classes are very common in English conversation schools as well as many elementary schools. Younger children’s classes mostly involve introducing key points and then practicing those key point using games and activities. Teenager classes also use game...

Games and Activities for 7-9 Childrens English Class

English students around the ages of 7 to 9 years old are not that different from younger students. They still like to play games and activities but at this age you do start to see certain amount of shyness and timidity from many students. It’s because of this that there are some games and activities that I would not use for this age group that I might with a younger  group. Some of those things wo...

Example Lesson Plan for 7-9 Childrens English Class

Age group 7-9 years old   Preparation 5 minutes   Class time 60 minutes   Teaching Key Points Various commands (listening practice) Basic question and replies Alphabet writing practice “Where are you going?” “I’m going to _______” “Is he/she going to ________?” “Yes, he/she is.” “No, he/she isn’t.” Vocabulary Words Hospital Supermarket Bus stop Department store Post office Restauran...

An Introduction to Teaching English to 7-9 year olds

The 7 to 9 year-old children’s class is a very common class that you will see offered at most English conversation schools. Many teachers will find themselves teaching this age group at local elementary schools as well. For the most part, the methods and techniques used when teaching six-year-olds can be applied to the 7 to 9 year-olds as well. However, there are some major exceptions which ...

Games and Activities for 3-6 Childrens English Class

It is important to remember that each class and each student is different and a good teacher needs to be able to try various activities and find which one is best suited for that class or that student. Do not be afraid to experiment and do not be afraid to try new things. Some of these games might work well for your class and some others might not. Click the game or activity to find out more about...

Example Lesson Plan for 3-6 Childrens English Class

Below is a sample lesson plan for children’s English classes with children from the ages of 3 to 6 years old. The main purpose of this article is to show you an example of a lesson plan that we have used with this age group so that you can get a better idea of how to create your own lesson plans in the future. By all means,  experiment with your lesson plans to see what activities and what structu...

An Introduction to Teaching English to 3-6 Year Olds

What to expect The defining feature of teaching children this young is their inability to concentrate for long periods of time. Because of this we have to develop lesson plans that are short, fast and fun. We introduce a concept to the children, we play a game and then we move on to another activity. This can be very tiring for many teachers. But it is this “energy” that is so importan...

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