10-12 Year Old Children’s Lessons

Children’s ESL Textbook Review – Let’s Go Series

In this article we’re going to review the very popular kids ESL textbook “Let’s Go” published by Oxford University Press. The “Let’s Go” series has over seven textbooks that cover the ages from 3 to around 12 years old. To call the “Let’s Go” series a textbook would be mistake, it is more a suite of Kids ESL resources that are based around the textbook/student book. There is a teacher’s guide, workbook, CD, student cards, full-size teacher cards, wall charts, readers, songbooks, picture dictionary, grammar and listening textbook and finally an interactive CD-ROM. That is quite a lot. In this review we’re going to take a look at the student book, workbook, teacher’s guide and CD. We will go over the other material at a later time in a different review.  

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 they may have a bad attitude or mood swings. It is at this age group that textbook use will increase compared to younger classes but you can still expect to be using games activities for around half of your class time. This is also an age where children can quickly get bored of doing the same game or activity. All of this presents many challenges for the teacher. The best approach is to experiment wi...

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 change the individual key points or the difficulty of the English that you’re teaching but you certainly can use the same structure regardless of your students’ levels.   Age group 10-12 years old   Preparation 5 minutes   Class time 60-80 minutes   Teaching Key Point Talking about likes and dislikes and favorites “I like/dislike/love/hate ________.” “Do you like ______?” “Do ...

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 games and activities but not to the same extant. Teenager classes have more textbook use, example conversations, more reading, more writing and homework. What we need to try to do with the 10 to 12-year-old children classes is create a bridge between the younger children’s classes that mainly revolve around games and the teenager classes that are more similar to adult classes. This is the challenge fo...

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