English for children aged 5-8

Course: English for children aged 5-8 (Odessa)

 

22Course duration – 6 months
Lessons –twice a week, lesson duration for children: 45 min.

Course books: My first English Adventure starter A, starter B, and English Adventure 1,2,3,4 – six-level course of English published by Pearson Longman Press. The training is conducted in our offices: Odessa, pl. 10 Aprelya 1, 4th floor, office 41.

Considering age characteristics, training is based on the following principles:

  • Children’s reading and listening skills formation precedes the formation of writing and speaking skills in English. That is why every lesson includes the stage of presentation for children which allows the teacher to introduce the new material in the context developing the ability to a language guess.
  • The ability to control attention is low at this age that is why the teacher uses the variety of activities in English at the lesson (games, learning of songs, poems, work with pictures, reading, staging etc.) and bright presentation which allows to avoid monotony.
  • Not only cogitative activity, but also socialization are rapidly developing at this age that is why the material of the course reflects children’s concept of the world and their experience. The teacher sets tasks for pair and group work, which contributes to children’s social development, their teamwork and, of course, only English is used.
  • Children study more efficiently working with “non-teaching” assignments: they like paying, singing, drawing etc. That is why different stories, rhymes, exercises, which help to remember the material and develop creative skills, are used at the lessons. Acquired skills are systematically repeated.

Basic situations which are studied at each level:

My English Adventure Starter A,B (age-5). Oral English teaching.

  • Meeting, introducing, saying goodbye
  • Colors, numbers 1-10
  • Names of school objects
  • Toys
  • Clothes
  • Parts of the body
  • Animals
  • Holidays: Christmas, Easter

My English Adventure 1 (age-6)

  • Revision of the material previously learnt
  • Teaching reading and writing
  • My family
  • Wild animals
  • Furniture
  • Food
  • Parts of the body
  • Apartments
  • Holidays: Christmas, Easter
  • Spelling

My English Adventure 2 (age-7)

  • Learning to ask questions
  • Meeting, introducing, saying goodbye
  • Numbers 1-10, colors
  • School objects
  • Toys
  • Food
  • Verbs of movement
  • Furniture
  • Clothes
  • Parts of the body

My English Adventure 3,4 (age -8)

  • Revision of the material previously learnt (alphabet)
  • Numbers 10-100
  • Learning to talk about interests, family
  • Learning to compare
  • Learning to talk about the location
  • Say the time
  • Describe the Nature
  • Describe your actions
  • Talk about experience from the past