Hello 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).
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.
These were my Super-Star students from Kwang Nam Elementary School in Seoul. This was one of my favorite schools and experiences for sure. You can see how well my “Bondaygee ESL System” works here. Mind you the students were pretty nervous doing their little recitals and did their best to say the words as fast as possible. If you were to talk to them and normal speed they could answer with near perfect pronunciation. Click a student to hear their recitals and the “Browser Back” button to go back to start. The story about these great students can be found here at “The Amazing ESL Story”.
What is “Bondaygee’s Very Good Words?”
The “Very Good Words” Collection is an:
Essential English or Korean Vocabulary-Pronunciation-Mastering-System. You never forget the words!
Please note: This system is much easier than you think, but you should follow these suggestions:
1. For English People learning Korean: a) First learn the easy Korean alphabet. b) Print the word lists and read as you listen. In a very short time you don’t need the list. Lists are here: system.bondaygee.com
2. For Korean students, print out the lists found at system.bondaygee.com and read the word list as you listen. In a very short time you won’t need the list. Just watch the video or you can sing it yourself!
Important Update: The majority of beginner ESL Materials are moving here! System.Bondaygee.com
Bondaygee’s English is for just about everybody. But I must admit, I had a lot of natural enthusiasm for teaching children. Much of that came from my Grandmother, who was my best teacher.
If you happen to be teaching children, make sure you’re using good games to make it fun. Please check out my “BEST ESL GAMES” page. It’s essential for good class experience.
“The Mystery Sentence”:
This is another hilarious game that I loved and created. Once you get into it, you’ll be making up funny games too with your own creative inspiration.
Ok, for this game, you can divide the class into two teams. Then choose two representatives for each team. Take those two reps outside of the room for a Continue reading ““The Mystery Sentence””
Name That Tune:
Of course the kids don’t really know the Beatles music very well, but some of the song titles are so obvious in the lyrics like “She loves you yah yah yah” or “You say goodbye and I say hello.” I wrote the titles of maybe 20 Beatles Continue reading “Name That Tune”
s it time to take the class outside? Do the classic treasure hunt in the nearby park with little signs set up giving hints and directions like “Go 50 meters towards the swings.”, or “Look near the Entrance”. Break them up into different teams and away they go. Some Continue reading “Treasure Hunt”