Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Summer English Course (short duration) for 4-6 year olds - The 26th and 27th of August 2014


Children seem to love doing the vocabulary identification exercises, with which we initiate the English Language development course every morning.

Once we finish with the identification exercises we then go onto the game of getting a random animal from a bag and saying what it is in English. Children do enjoy themselves quite a lot "playing" the game, particularly in the moments following the correct identification of the animal they have picked out.

After the break children continue further developing their vocabulary in English followed by exercises every-time, even if the words they have been taught are as simple as the colours.

Because we have been asked to prepare a play in English for the last day of the course we have had to select roles for the various children depending on their English knowledge and theatrical skills.
We won't have the necessary time to perform the adapted version of the three little pigs as I would like it to be performed but I am sure children will do their best, particularly the narrators who have got quite a lot of text to memorise.

I must confess the only character I am not particularly worried about is the "wolf" because the child performing it is playing this role for the second time, so he knows perfectly well what is expected of him in terms of English and performance as well.

On Wednesday the children all seemed exhausted after the "repeated" rehearsal  around mid-day so I decided to allow them to continue doing their "artistic pieces", so as to give them a break before they went home for lunch.

(To be continued)

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