Teach English in Shanghai Nongchang - Yancheng Shi

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Teaching language is one of the greatest combinations of art and science. Teaching English is the most popular and common. How wonderful it could be if in every part of the world people can speak English. Studying English as a foreign language - gives to all of us this chance to understand and communicate with each other everywhere. Therefore, teaching English should include greater responsibility for teachers and be properly provided to students. Especially for children who learn English from an early age. Children need a special approach to learning using flashcards, music, and interesting games. Based on this, we will try to analyze five interesting activities with flashcards and whether they are really useful. Of course, we all know that flashcards are an integral part of the teacher not only of junior classes but also of University students. But mostly it is useful for children because they love pictures and all sorts of cartoons. There are a huge number of activities with flashcards for both children and adults. Activities for children are a clear example of how to use flashcards in favor of learning a language for a student. So let's take a look at the top five. One of the most popular flashcard activities is "guess which one" game. The game is very simple. After you review the vocabulary of new words, you can take two cards. For example, if you study colors, you can pick up one color each on one hand. Let's take the blue and green colors as an example and ask the entire class "where is the blue color?", After the question, immediately start twisting your hands around each other and pull up the wrong color to the question. In our case, the wrong answer is green. Holding up your hand with the green card, say loudly "This is blue! Yes or no?". Don't forget to nod your head when you say "Yes or no?". This will help students find an easy answer in one word "Yes" or"no". This way we give every student a chance to think and speak. After the answer, ask "who wants to try?". Select one student and also show the cards in random order. In response, you can get either a single word or a whole sentence. This game is mainly about the speed and reaction of the student. If the student does not remember new words at the beginning, this game will give the student the desire to speed up learning new words. We can use this activity in the first part of the study phase. The other activity is more of a competition. The tournament is about fixing words in the students ' memory. The idea is very simple. You will need a table and flashcards. Place the cards on the table so that you can put your hand on each of the cards. Select two students and ask them to stand so that the table is between them. Make sure that each of the students could touch any card from their position. Ask them to put their hands up. Before you start the exercise explain to students that you need to touch the first card that the teacher will name. After the count of one two three, start calling the words in any order. Do not forget to name the words that are not on the table to increase the dynamics of students ' concentration. You can also divide the class into two groups and arrange a tournament between the groups. This activity is also for review but compared to the first exercise, we can't use this exercise in the first part of the study phase. This is more for the third part of the study phase. The game will make your students remember these words as in their native language. Our third exercise is not easy for adults. Since participants must move quickly from one corner to another in search of a flashcard named by the teacher. That's right, the teacher puts flashcards in different corners of the class and asks one or two students to find a particular card, hold it up, and name a word or sentence with the word given on the card. By competing with two or more students, the teacher gives them a task for their mind to remember the locations of the cards in memory. Thus the student mentally draws a route to the next named card remembering the location. This task is a powerful activator in memorizing words and sentences. Also, if you start this exercise during a boring moment, you will see how your students will cheer up after. It is important to understand that in learning a foreign language, we also need to pay great attention to making the structure of sentences in the correct order. In this case, the teacher can also use the cards to clearly show the structure of the sentence. To do this, take as an example such sentences as" I see with my eyes", "I hear with my ears", "I try with my tongue". To do this, we need a Board. Write " I " then leave space for the "see" card by drawing a rectangle. Next, write " with my eyes "and then draw the rectangle again for the"eyes" card. Then pick up the "see" and "eyes" cards and place them on the rectangles in the wrong positions. Then read "I see with my eyes" and ask students if the sentence is correct. Students will react to the teacher's mistake and will quickly raise their hands to correct the teacher and swap the cards and get the correct answer. So we get a lesson on the Board using cards in favor of grammar and sentence structure. You can change this activity as much as you have enough imagination. The last activity with cards is intended for a demonstration class or open class. In such classes, flashcards are excellent tools for demonstrating students ' language proficiency. Thanks to the flashcards we can have a good exercise to show the skills of a foreign language. To do this, you will need two tables, blocks, or disposable cups. We put two tables in opposite corners at a distance of ten steps. Divide the table into two sides and on each side, you need to spread the blocks on top of each other so that the structure resembles a pyramid. So we have one table with two pyramids of blocks. Each pyramid is for one student. The students' task is to build the same pyramid on another table by transferring the blocks one by one. Each time the students run up for another block, the teacher will show them different cards. Students must name the cards before taking a new block. The lesson is very large-scale and exciting not only for participants but also for the audience, especially if it is accompanied by music and fans. In conclusion, we can give an example from our childhood where we remembered bright commercials with funny slogans and repeated them endlessly. Also, our brain accepts information better when it sees a juicy picture. Therefore, new schools and textbooks include more colors and pictures than before. This is useful not only for young students but also for adults. Based on this logic, you can safely experiment on flashcards arranging bright and unforgettable lessons.