Active learning - Pair and group work
Children learn in many different ways and have
different learning styles. Opportunities for children to experience
language through song and rhyme, storytelling and games offer
children ways to interact with the new language and with one
another in a dynamic and social environment.
Through active methods and physical
response children feel safe to explore and experiment with the
new sounds. For those who prefer to listen and observe, they absorb
the new language by watching others and gradually increase in
confidence, until they too are joining in, responding to what they
hear and see and engaging with others in short conversations and
A visiting teacher first of all speaks to camera, outlining the
value of participation and follow-up work by the class teacher.
In the extract, children work in groups to link picture and text
cards containing several pieces of information about places around
the world. However, on the text cards there are some factual
mistakes which children must spot and correct.