Five Tips to Keep Young Learners Motivated and Help them Gain Confidence

By Akiko Seino

As primary teachers, what should we teach our students? Vocabulary? Grammar? We all know these form an essential part of language teaching, but teaching young learners is more about preparing them for the many years of learning English to come. Here are five things I do to motivate my students towards self-directed learning as a teacher at a private language school I run in Nagano, Japan.