On this episode, I chat with an English teacher about how to teach English to children. 

English Level: B1 🇺🇸🇨🇦

Show Notes:

  1. Introduction (0:21)
  2. How Gaby got into teaching English to children (04:38)
  3. Great and simple tips on how to teach English to children under 5 (09:55)
  4. Why making mistakes when learning a language is ok (13:02)
  5. Challenges in teaching children a foreign language (17:46)
  6. How you as a parent can motivate your child to learn English (23:33)
  7. Gaby’s teaching services and her great podcast about bilingualism (30:00)

Vocabulary Words:

  1. To be upset (verb) – aufgebracht sein
  2. To experiment with sth (verb) – experimentieren, ausprobieren
  3. Unfortunately (adverb) – leider
  4. inhibitions (noun) – Hemmungen
  5. to recover (verb) – sich erholen
  6. facilitate (verb) – etw.fördern, etw.ermöglichen
  7. autonomy (noun) –  Eigenständigkeit, Eigenverantwortung
  8. motor skills (noun) – motorische Fähigkeiten

Phrases to Remember:

  1. to fall into something – To begin to participate in something.
  2. to keep in mind – To think of or remember someone or something. 
  3. to have a say – to have an active and participatory role in making or influencing a decision about something.

Mistake to Avoid:

Comprehension Questions:

  1. What are the 4 languages that Gaby teaches?
  2. What works best when working with the youngest children?
  3. What difference does Gaby point out with regards to the learning process of young kids compared to older ones?
  4. What challenge will you have to mitigate when teaching young children?
  5. What can you do to encourage your young children to learn English?


Question to consider:

What are your childhood memories of learning English?


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