Join Jeanne Perrett's webinar with activities & practical tips.
When we are teaching learners aged three to six, we have two main language aims: to help the children feel comfortable in an English-speaking environment and for them to understand and then use very small amounts of language. The relatively short attention span of our youngest learners and the fact that we do not usually, at this stage, introduce reading or writing can make this seem challenging.
In this webinar, using examples from My Disney Stars and Friends, we will look at how we can achieve the goals of early language acquisition and confidence by playing, singing, chanting, storytelling, listening, speaking and doing practical, focused activities in organised and flexible lessons.
We want our very young students to enjoy their first years of learning English. We want them to feel happy and confident in the classroom, and to cooperate well with each other.
In this session we focus on practical ideas and teaching tips for how we can organise and manage a class of young learners. We look at ideas for circle time, games, miming, using their books and workbooks, singing and chanting, and simple craft work.
By teaching young learners’ values we can help them develop better, find their place in society and improve their social skills.
In this practical workshop we look at how themes in the fictional worlds of Disney stories can provide a springboard to teaching key values and Global Citizenship in an engaging way in the English Language Classroom. We also look at how young learners can relate these values to their own lives. Ideas and activities to use in class will be used from the new Disney Kids Readers and My Disney Stars and Friends.
Using readers in the young learner classroom often gets put in the “nice to do if there’s time” category. However, there is compelling evidence to show that placing reading—in all its forms—at the heart of the learning experience in the primary years, can have a life-long positive impact on a child.
In this webinar, Rachel discusses the importance of building a reading habit from a young age, and showing how to use readers in the classroom with the help of the Disney Kids Readers.
In this session, we look at some key elements of successful lessons with very young learners: motivation, children working well together and simplicity. Examples come from Pearson's new pre-primary series My Disney Stars and Friends.
Please join us in this session where we share potential solutions of how to combine teaching and assessment into a well-designed strategy allowing your students to flourish and move forward on the educational path.
In order to adapt to an ever-changing world, young learners need not just language skills, but also future skills. In this session, we look at how developing critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity, literacy, flexibility and social skills can help prepare children for future success. We give practical tips using examples from the new primary course Team Together and discuss how Pearson English International Certificate Young Learners tests these vital future skills.
Join our experts to learn how to construct a powerful teaching and assessment program for young learners, which engages young minds while getting great, measurable results. Big English and English Benchmark Young Learners have been designed to work hand-in-hand – to teach, test and remediate in one smooth, interconnected system, underpinned by the Global Scale of English and a pedagogical approach that truly motivates and inspires.
There is a growing understanding of the role that stories can play in learning English. Stories are highly enjoyable, and used correctly, they provide young learners with language input at the right level, they promote opportunities for interaction, and they build skills in all four areas: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Furthermore, themes in stories can build critical thinking skills, and allow learners to explore their values and their place in the world.
In this webinar, Rachel discusses why and how stories can improve language skills and future skills, and how familiar stories and characters can increase motivation to read.
Jane Forrest, Erika Webb-Hughes, Praveen Gopalan, Harry Waters
We're starting the conversation about sustainability as understood by different organizations - Pearson and the BBC - and discussing the common goals we share: supporting learners and educators around the world to communicate and speak out for a more sustainable future.