How To Teach Someone English As A 2nd Language

  • Start with Letters and Numbers
    • Use Flashcards
      • 26 Letters
      • 10 Numbers
  • Teach Nouns
    • Start with common objects, some with difficult sounds
      • Bag
      • Hat (“H” difficult for Spanish speakers)
      • Pen
      • Phone
      • Shirt
      • Soap
      • Toothbrush (“Th” difficult for Romance or Slavic speakers)
      • Toothpaste (“Th” difficult for Romance or Slavic speakers)
      • Towel
      • Wallet (“L” difficult for East Asian speakers)
      • “I” + point at self
      • “You” + point at student
  • Teach How Adjectives Modify Nouns
    • Black bag
    • Black pen
    • Black phone
    • Blue hat
    • Brown wallet
    • Green towel
    • Purple toothbrush
    • Red hat
    • White hat
    • White shirt
    • White soap
    • White toothpaste
  • Teach Verbs
    • Walk
    • Jump
    • Bow
    • “I walk”
    • “You walk” (Point and wait for student to walk)
    • “I jump”
    • “You jump” (Point and wait for student to jump)
    • “I bow”
    • “You bow” (Point and wait for student to bow)
  • Teach Adverbs
    • “I walk slowly” (draw out “slowly” and walk slowly)
    • “You walk slowly” (Point and wait for student to walk slowly)
    • “I jump high” (Jump higher than before)
    • “You jump high” (Point and wait for student jump higher)
    • “I bow deeply” (Bow more deeply than before)
    • “You bow deeply” (Point and wait for student to bow deeply)
    • “I walk slowly” (draw out “slowly” and walk slowly)
    • “You walk slowly” (Point and wait for student to walk slowly)
    • “I talk slowly” (Make a splaying motion away from mouth)
    • “You talk slowly” (Point and wait for student to repeat)
  • Teach Tenses
    • Walk.  Stop for a long pause.  “I walked.”
    • Point.  (Make back and forth motion with finger, if necessary, until the student walks a few steps.)  Show palm to stop them for long pause.  “You walked.”
    • Jump.  Stop for a long pause.  “I jumped.”
    • Point.  (Make up and down motion with finger, if necessary, until the student jumps.)  Show palm to stop them for long pause.  “You jumped.”
    • Bow.  Stop for a long pause.  “I bowed.”
    • Point.  (Make up and down motion with finger, if necessary, until the student bows.)  Show palm to stop them for long pause.  “You bowed.”
  • Teach Articles
    • The Bag
    • The Hat
    • The Pen
    • The Phone
    • The Shirt
    • The Soap
    • The Toothbrush
    • The Toothpaste
    • The Towel
    • The Wallet
    • The Black Bag
    • The White Hat
    • The Black Pen
    • The Black Phone
    • The White Shirt
    • The White Soap
    • The Purple Toothbrush
    • The White Toothpaste
    • The Green Towel
    • The Brown Wallet
  • Teach Common Phrases
  • Teach Construction of Basic Sentences
    • “The hat falls” (drop the hat, then have student repeat)
    • “The pen falls” (drop the pen, then have student repeat)
    • The toothpaste falls (drop the toothpaste, then have student repeat)
    • The black pen falls (drop the pen, then have student repeat)
    • The white toothpaste falls (drop the toothpaste, then have student repeat)

Sources:

  1. https://www.wikihow.com/Teach-English-As-a-Second-Language-to-Beginners

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  1. Bill

    “How to Teach English” page now started.

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