Young Learners

Everything we've learned about Teaching Young Learners online, from maintaining energy levels to discipline and classroom management.



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Young Learners online: parental briefing DOC

If you are teaching ESL to young learners, it is worth thinking about online discipline and behavior management. In my previous Young Learners post I mentioned the importance of sending a briefing document to parents before your first ESL lesson. Today I wanted to provide you with a copy of it. You can download our[...]

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Online discipline with young learners (ESL): part 2

In this two-part post I offer some techniques that I've learned to maintain discipline when teaching ESL to young learners online. In previous posts I discuss how the online ESL environment can be very successful for young learners, and I offer techniques to maintain energy levels. In this post I discuss discipline. There are a number[...]

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Online discipline with young learners (ESL): part 1

In this two-part post I offer some techniques that I implement to maintain discipline when teaching ESL to young learners online. In previous posts I discuss how the online ESL environment can be very successful for young learners, and I offer techniques to maintain energy levels. In this post I discuss discipline. There are a number[...]

ESL to young learners online: maintaining energy

Over the last couple years I've had the pleasure of teaching ESL to a number of young learners online. In a previous post, I discussed that teaching young learners online is not only possible, but (for some students) it even has advantages over in-person lessons. Today I want to discuss one of the most important[...]

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ESL to young learners online: lessons learned

Over the last two years I've had the pleasure of teaching a variety of young learners online. When I mention this to other teachers I often get looks of amazement. I would like to share some thoughts on my experiences and lessons I've learned over the last two years of teaching ESL to young learners[...]