VOCABULARY LEARNING TECHNIQUES FOR YOUNG LEARNERS
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We all know teaching vocabulary to our learners is essential for their development of their English language skills. Teaching vocabulary to our learners is not usually a big deal because we can incorporate various techniques to review and revise vocabulary. However, this is not so easy with very Young Learners who cannot read or write in their own language yet, let alone English. So let us look at a few vocabulary learning techniques for Young Learners.
Recommended vocabulary learning techniques for young learners
Young Learners love songs and the use of songs helps learners learn vocabulary without a need to read or write the words. Songs provide a vehicle for teachers to teach vocabulary through modelling and repetition. As with any vocabulary activity, repetition is key so make sure when using songs to teach vocabulary that you sing the songs regularly to promote learning and retention.
Equally as good as songs are nursery rhymes. There are many different English nursery rhymes that can be used in the EFL classroom to teach vocabulary items.
Children love a good story. Storytelling provides a way to introduce new vocabulary items to Young Learners. Teachers can read the stories and explain the meanings of the words to the learners during the reading. Just like songs, stories need to be read more than once. Once the learners are familiar with the story, the teacher can prompt the learners to provide the vocabulary items during reading.
Even though Young Learners may not yet be able to read proficiently, this does not mean they should not be exposed to the written word. Flashcards enable the teacher to provide a visual representation of the words to be learnt with the written word. Plus they give an opportunity to play various flashcard games which will both entertain and educate your learners.
Images are king in the classroom and it’s no different with Young Learners. We’re not talking about watching an entire movie in every lesson, though! But using short video clips with subtitles can be a very engaging way to illustrate vocabulary to your learners. Songs and stories can also come alive with video.
Young Learners learn well by using their bodies. Methods like Total Physical Response have been shown to be especially effective with Young Learners. You don’t need to restrict your vocabulary to action words, though. Incorporate actions into songs or stories to represent any form of vocabulary items.
There are many different teaching techniques to teaching vocabulary to Young Learners. Make sure you incorporate a range of different methods to keep your Young Learners entertained.
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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.