We as professionals for English teaching as a foreign language often have to treat particular groups we are not used to face.
Probably, the experience to deal with such “challenges” turns out to be rewarding, but in the least cases, it´s not at all an easy job for us and the most important thing is to be prepared to it.
In the last weeks, I gave Spanish lessons to a small group of children between 5 and 9 years. In the end, the experience I gained was really positive, but I have to confess that I felt pretty helpless when I started to prepare my classes.
Luckily, internet is nowadays a huge conglomeration of contents which was a great help for me.After a long process of searching and searching and selecting the appropriate material I wanted to share with you some of the materials which were useful to me:
First of all, there is the manual SUPERDRAGO, published by SGEL. You can see the product in detail and you can also download one free chapter, which shows you the following link to youenlace
As an additional manual I can also recommend “Aprendo jugando” (Learning through play), which you can completely download for free as a pdf via the following link enlace
“Mi mundo en palabras” can help you using audiovisual media. It is an iniciative of the Instituto Cervantes and, as they define themselves, it consists in “interactive materials in order to learn vocabulary in a playful way, designed for children between 7 and 9 starting to learn Spanish.”
Moreover, it`s also worth using other types of media, which are not especifically designed for Spanish teaching, of course always depending on the age of your pupils and on the fact if they can already read and/ or write. In lots of cases, they can be of a special interest for your Spanish lessons, for example any kind of pictures, power-point presentations, any type of video or short story or even audiobooks.