4-6 years old new to English
This group meets twice a week (core + club) for 60 minutes each. The first 10m are dedicated to greeting and introducing themselves. This gives an opportunity to learn to talk about themselves (my name is, I live in, etc..) and to ask about the others (what’s your name? where are you from? etc..)
The next 15 minutes using the same techniques as above (songs, flashcards, books, etc..) the kids gathered on a carpet learn numbers, colors, animals, parts of the body, clothes but also alphabet, days of the week, months and seasons, weather and activities related to each season. They also learn some basics concept like in/out big/little happy/sad etc..
As a follow up we move to the table for some writing/drawing or art and craft activities (15 minutes). All the worksheets are e-mailed to our assistant, and for the young learners who follow their class from their houses the material will be e-mailed directly to their moms. Through arts and crafts, and simple tasks, they learn to follow more complex instructions like cut out the picture, color, stick it, etc..
After that it’s story time/cartoon time; using e-books the teacher reads/shows them a short story or a short cartoon and asks simple questions (10 minutes).
The last 10 minutes we play games like bingo, matching, sorting etc.. through which kids can learn and practice some vocabulary.
5-6 years old with some basics
This group comes twice a week (core+ club) for 90 minutes each.
The first 20 minutes the students gathered on a carpet greet their teachers and their peers, and then start their routine: they learn to answer and ask simple questions about the date, the weather, the season as well as their name, their age, their nationality, their town and their family. Through songs and flash cards they learn to get dressed for the weather and the seasons, and what they can do in different seasons. They also start learning about their five senses.
When they move to the table they work for 20 minutes with the assistant in the room and the teacher on line. They follow the program used by American kids aged 5 that covers phonics, spelling and vocabulary, numbers up to 20, shapes and colors, patterns, sorting and matching, community and science. This way they practice handwriting, counting, and they learn to think critically.
It follows a 20 minutes play time in which games like memory and bingo help the little students to memorize new words.
The next 20 minutes we focus on the reading of a short story from our library, or watching a short cartoon, and some crafts related to the story read or the cartoon watched follow up.
The last 10 minutes the students stand up on the carpet to play “Simon says”, and other games where they can move around the room.