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Tips for Teaching English Speaking Skills to Children

For those students at your school who are learning English as a second language, it can be difficult to find fun, engaging resources that are targeted to their level and...

For those students at your school who are learning English as a second language, it can be difficult to find fun, engaging resources that are targeted to their level and help develop their speaking skills too.

However, with EducationCity’s Learn English module, which is split into three levels, you can teach English speaking skills to children effectively, and in a super fun way!

All the teaching resources in the module have been carefully written and designed to build confidence and consolidate academic language proficiency, whilst delivering mainstream national curriculum content.

Let’s take a look at some tips you can use with EducationCity’s Learn English module, which can help you teach English speaking skills to children for whom English is a second language.

1. Learn Screen

The first tip is to use Learn Screens. With Learn Screens, students are introduced to the vocabulary and language structures before playing Activities. These can be used independently or with guidance.

Great for learning speaking skills, Learn Screens can be paused so the student can work at their own pace and fully understand sounds and practice vocabulary.

Try these Learn Screens out:

2. Activities

Another tip is to use the Activities. They’re engaging and fun, and delivered through strong visual imagery and oral interaction between characters with everyday situations. They’re interactive and multi-modal to not only support speaking but listening, reading and writing too. Some are great for working in pairs to develop conversational skills.

Try these Activities out:

To find out more about the Activities, visit our Learn English page.

3. ThinkIts

Our last tip is to use ThinkIts. These short and fun activities are designed to help students think on their feet. They encourage conversation by being quick and easy-to-use teacher-led tools that are great for differentiated, open-ended lessons, and they constantly challenge students and focus on their higher order thinking skills.

Try the ThinkIts out:

To find out more about the ThinkIts, visit our Learn English page.

With Topic Tools, Activity Sheets and so much more, there’s lots more to see from the Learn English module! To try it out for yourself, sign up for a free trial to EducationCity.

To try out some free content from the Learn English module, visit our Learn English page. 

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