Name: Nguyen Hai Yen
Address: Hoang Quoc Viet Street-Thi Cau-Bac Ninh
School: Dap Cau Secondary School – Bac Ninh City
Teaching English will be more interesting if the teacher knows how to warm up the lesson. Although I don’t have much experience in teaching English, I would like to share my ways of encouraging my students in learning English. I know this from the page:
Start each lesson by asking students about their week, weekend or previous evening. Talk about yours in a natural way: “Did anyone see that funny film on TV last night?”
Ask students about their area or information you may need to know. Simple requests for help, such as: “Does anyone know if there is a bank open on Saturday here?” Ask for suggestions for places to visit . Even with beginners, opportunities can arise: ask for the time, the date, how to get to places nearby etc.
Ask for explanations in English whenever students are able. This stretches students.
Involve students in board work, asking them to spell aloud a word you are writing, inviting younger learners to complete a summary, write a question or correct a mistake on the board.
Avoid asking “Do you understand?” Try to get more comments with questions to check understanding: “Why is there an 's' on this verb?” or “Can you pronounce this word?”
Get students to refer to an English-English dictionary (take your own if necessary). Play games involving definitions (Eg: Guessing a described object; animal, vegetable or mineral?; or What’s my line? with job descriptions.) Do simple crosswords with clues.
Play games where use of the mother tongue loses points for the team.
Warming up the lesson helps studentsfind it intersting to learn the new lesson.They will have a chance to express their feelings and ideas.