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Young Learner heroes

includes ETpedia Young Learners and Teaching English with Drama

Price: £44.90 £35.92
Motivate and engage your young learners with this dynamic duo. ETpedia Young Learners brings you 500 ideas, tips, and practical activities for the classroom. Teaching English with Drama brings theatre techniques to the classroom to help you boost students' confidence and improve their language skills.
Author(s): Vanessa Reis Esteves; Mark Almond

ETpedia Young Learners

Vanessa Reis Esteves

RRP £29.95

Do you teach children aged between 5 and 12? If so, ETpedia Young Learners contains 50 units each with 10 points covering everything you need to know about teaching, managing and engaging young learners.

Topics include:
Preparation and planning tips on getting to know your students
Discovering how to get the best from young learners
Useful behaviour management secrets and tools
Keeping young learners attention using music, stories and craft activities. 


Teaching English with Drama

Mark Almond

RRP £14.95

Are you confident in your students' abilities speaking English outside of a carefully controlled classroom? Do some of your students lack confidence speaking and participating in class? Teaching English with Drama is a fun and creative solution to motivate and engage all types of learners.

Taking on a character and getting into a role can help students to feel less self-conscious and give them more confidence. Teaching English with Drama involves real communication and emotion. It means that students have to think on their feet and use their natural instincts as in real life situations.

Working in a group towards the same goal also encourages learners to support one another and problem solve which are invaluable language skills. A conventional classroom context does not facilitate these skills easily. Teaching English with Drama gives a pragmatic context for listening by using language in operation.

This book will show you how to teach English language students using drama and plays and with theatre techniques. It covers how to plan class work, choose appropriate texts and a range of drama activities and exercises which are easily adaptable. It also discusses using classic plays and suggested characters, as well as providing resources beyond the textbook.

This duo is ideal for English language teachers all of experience levels seeking to motivate and engage their young learners.

ETpedia Young Learners

ISBN: 978-1-911028-21-5
Publication: 21 November 2016
1. Preparation and planning
2. In the classroom
3. Songs, chants and rhymes
4. Stories and drama
5. Arts and crafts and games (TPR activities)
6. Activities for topics
7. Evaluation
8. Further development

Teaching English with Drama

ISBN: 9781898789116
Publication: 28 November 2013

Section one: Why use drama?
1. The benefits of acting skills for EFL/ESL learners and teachers
2. The play: a step-by-step guide, from choosing to performing

Section two: Exercises
3. Name-learning games and physical warm-ups
4. Concentration, trustwork and group dynamic-building exercises
5. Vocal warm-ups, voice development and all areas of pronunciation
6. Fluency, spontaneity and creativity

Vanessa Reis Esteves has been working in English language teaching since 1996. She is currently a part-time teacher at Escola Superior de Educação in Porto, Portugal and has co-authoured coursebooks for young learners and teenagers in Portugal, a well as writing articles for magazines like English Teaching professional.

She is also a teacher trainer and delivers teacher training on behalf of schools, universities, publishers and the Portuguese Ministry of Education.

Vanessa is a well-known presenter at international teacher conferences and associations, running workshops and delivering training online via webinars and virtual learning environments.

Every summer she teaches overseas teachers for the Oxford Teacher’s Academy and is currently working on her PhD in 21st Century Skills and Learning.