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Do you teach English in Montpellier? Ideas for great day trips

If you’re an English-language teacher in Montpellier (or anywhere, really), you’re probably looking for some new and exciting ways to help your students learn English. One really great way to do that is through day trips, because it combines fun activities and practical application of the knowledge.

Fun: The best way to learn

When your children were first learning to speak, did they use vocabulary books? Did you? Probably not. So, why should it be any different for people, especially children, learning their second language?

The psychology behind learning English: why an immersion will get you better results

When you're teaching English as a foreign language, there are many different kinds of obstacles to be overcome. Students will have to learn how to pronounce sounds they are not used to pronouncing, they will have to understand a set of different grammar rules, and they will have to learn how to avoid 'false friends', to name just a few of the challenges. However, while much attention has been dedicated to the different techniques to help students drill knowledge into their brains, very little attention is paid to another aspect: the psychology of learning a language.

Fun language games to help learn English

Learning English can be a great experience or a painful one, depending on the teaching style you choose. For children, who may not yet understand the benefits a new language can bring, it is especially important to include fun elements in the learning process to keep them motivated and engaged. Not quite sure where to start? These are our favourite interactive games to learn English, tailored to the requirements of three different young learner age categories:

Ages 5-8

English Exercises to keep your students motivated

Expand vocabulary

  • Matching games: they are a great way to increase English vocabulary and logic. And they work on so many levels, you can have your students match words with pictures, definitions, translations, synonyms, opposites…
     
  • Flashcards: use them to associate a word and a picture, which will then allow the students to understand what the word means. Have them repeat the words for a bit, and then play “find the pair”. It is a great way to get kids active and motivated to learn new vocabulary.
     
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How to teach English

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Teaching English to non-English speakers

It can be a challenge to teach English as a foreign language. It depends on things like the level of the students, their personality, their objectives and their needs.  However, following some simple rules, it can become easier and fun for both the teacher and student.

Here are 5 things you can include in your lessons to ensure that they are more memorable and fun!

 

1. Mimes