English Fun Days for Young Learners
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Young Learners can be both a blessing and a curse to teach. Always enthusiastic, up for anything, they can be a dream to teach. At the same time they need constant stimulation and attention. This means that as a Young Learner teacher you need to be on your toes when teaching, ready with games, songs and fun ideas for the classroom. While there are many activities that you can do in the classroom, why not undertake a more ambitious project and plan an English Fun Day?
What are English Fun Days?
English Fun Days are days when games and activities that are conducted in English are planned for the whole day. Think of it as a funfair for English, except all the activities are geared towards learning English. This is done by choosing a theme for the day. This should relate to a topic done recently by the class; for example, transport or food or personality.
Then games and activities need to be chosen that can be utilized as learning opportunities. This can include Bingo, ball games, quizzes, flashcard games, arts and crafts, films – anything you can think of. Each activity can be set up in its own area so the students are free to walk around and play whichever game they want.
How can I organise an English Fun Day?
English Fun Days are especially effective if you are able to combine classes and set up in a big area such as a hall or an outside area. Students enjoy the fact that they are able to mix with their friends in other classes. It makes it feel less like an English lesson or more like a fun day out. An added bonus would be if you organise food and drink stalls as well, or tell the students they are allowed to bring their own snacks.
Of course carrying out an event like this means that you will need to enlist the help of other teachers to help with the organization, and assistants or older students to help run the activities. You will need to ask your school for permission and schedule a day for this long in advance. If you don’t have the approval of the principal, director or subject head, there is little chance the day will be a success.
When you have been given all the relevant permission, tell the students so that they can get excited for the day (but don’t tell them until you are 100% sure it’ll happen!). You can spend time in a lesson creating posters or flyers advertising the Fun Day which can be stuck around the classrooms involved or around the school.
Why should I plan an English Fun Day?
This all sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it? It is, but it’s for a good cause. Your students will enjoy learning at the Fun Day because they will be engaging in fun activities and they won’t even realise they are learning. Taking the students out of the classroom is beneficial to both students and teachers and doing a Fun Day can help disrupt the monotony of routine and it can make you a very popular teacher!
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- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.