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Naomi Moir – “Educating a child is like building a house”

A short preview of Naomi Moir’s IATEFL talk on teaching young learners.

Listen to the full audio of Naomi’s talk below:

Or download the full mp3 file (26Mb) by right-clicking here and selecting Save Link As (Firefox) or Save File As (Internet Explorer).

UPDATE: View the full presentation slides of Naomi’s talk: Educating a child is like building a house

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Picture This: A Story About Teaching English To 5-6 Year Olds

Young learners in the classroomA first lesson for a group of 5/6 year olds, they’ve never had English lessons before, they’re clearly nervous and a bit worried. My goal (as their teacher), in the first few lessons is to ensure they enjoy being there and feel happy about coming back for more lessons. A few games are played, the children seem happy and relaxed – goal achieved!

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