Learning Another Language

teaching young learners


Something else that’s close to my heart is language learning, especially second language learning. After years in Asia teaching English as a second language I’ve come to believe rather strongly in the whole idea of immersion and experimentation.

Once, years ago, when I was AP, I was covering a year 2 class for the day when we had a number of sick classroom teachers. This particular class was known for being ‘difficult’ and had a range of interesting and strong characters in it. Since the teacher had left basically an empty desk, I decided to fill the morning session with lots of fun, interactive language activities, especially in Personal development and for the first 2 hours spoke only in Bahasa Indonesia to the class. They were amazing! After getting over the initial giggles and looks of disbelief, they settled into the class and began to mimic some things I had…

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