Fun & Challenge in the YL Classroom

12 May 2018
30-min session

Fun & Challenge in the YL Classroom

While fun is an important element in the young learner classroom, it’s not just simply colouring, playing games and singing. Teachers of this age group need highly-specialised training to plan lessons with age-appropriate activities that help move students forward in their learning. This talk shows how teachers can bring Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development come to life in the language classroom. Fun and challenge complement each other, they’re not binary opposites.
What will you get out of this session?
Attendees will have the opportunity to bring fun into the classroom while still maintaining a challenge. Teaching children is not just singing and colouring. The modern young learner teacher is expected to deliver classes with clear learning outcomes.