Ladies and Gentleman.  Children and ESL Learners of all ages.  I wanted to share with you the world's greatest, free public library of Audio Books.  This has quickly become one of my greatest treasures in life.

All you need to do is hop into your "Internet-Browser-Space-Ship" and fly over to the website Libirivox.org and you may enjoy thousands of free audio books in the public domain.  And I'll tell you the best books in the world are nearly are all free!

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Hey friends.  How's it going? I was just thinking about all of my Korean stories, which I have written out recently and I suddenly remembered what it was like in the first few years trying get by with such a huge language barrier.  I distinctly remember that the "turning point" in the success of my teaching had a lot to do with learning some basic Korean phrases to control classrooms.  So what I'm going to do is quickly share some of the most common and effective words for gaining class control and happiness.  I should also say that the Korean alphabet is the easiest in the world to learn with only 24 characters and anybody can learn it in just twenty minutes.  So that would also be a good start.

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bondwelcHello again.  I just wanted to share with you one of my favorite ESL teaching secrets.  This is how I taught my own children as they were growing up in Korea!  (Yes even their first language was Korean and to a lesser extent English, since they spent the majority of their days in Kindergarten or with their Korean Aunties and cousins).

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naturalesl

As you know, music is one of my big secrets for teaching.  Music is great for all kinds of teaching really, but it works amazingly with ESL learners.  I just wrote an article about my favorite Musical Movies for ESL Learning, however, for younger children there are some different recommendations.  By younger kids, I mean any age before 9 years old.  Several recommendations from the "Musical Movies For ESL Learning" article are great too.  But there are definitely several more that fit better with younger children. 

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Tadpole Song by James Purdie

bondwelcAre you looking for a good song to teach at your English Camp?  Look no further.
The perfect song is here with its lyrics for studying:
The Tadpole Song (올챙이송 영어버전)  Here's the story. I was asked at one summer camp at 성북초등학교 to make an English Version of the 올챙이송.  I did it quickly in an hour and it turned out very well.  And here it is:

The Tadpole Song Lyrics

Down by a stream
One little tadpole
Swimming swimming swimming along

Out pop the back legs  ('pop' 소리)
Out pop the front ('pop' 소리)

Jumping Jumping!!!
Now he is a frog.

Swimming swimming
Swimming swimming
Swimming swimming
One little tadpole

Out pop the back legs  ('pop' 소리)
Out pop the front ('pop' 소리)

Jumping Jumping!!!
Now he is a frog.


(Special thanks to the original Korean Song Writer)
고마와!! :)

Note: If you're looking to create a music video or animation yourself.  Come and visit the Bondaygee Arts Studios in Kelowna, BC.

 

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