ENGLISH IS AN ACTIVE LEARNING FOR JUNIOR ESL STUDENTS /
By: Teacher Jecil N. Tuñacao /
During the last few years, there has been an increase in our knowledge of the ways in which humans develop and learn through different human stages. It has been known through researches that children learn best in different ways, but mostly when they are actively involved. At the same time, all parents want their children to be the best they can be, and input them with some knowledge on the sequential steps they must go through in many areas of development. So, the role of ESL teachers for juniorlearners is very essential. Experiences through activities are to be provided to help young learners develop their potentials.
One basic example to help the young learner is to do activities which will enable him/her to progress smoothly to the next stage. Children learning the English language progresses faster not only at the time spent in developmental stages nor merely just reflection on their intelligence; but it can be on how they interact to certain experiences that can internalize their learning. Hands-on learning is commendable for young learners especially relating to communication and interaction. The learner must actively involve in activities not just sitting and listening. I believe they learn best when they are actively involved in daily hands-on activities and teachers will be surprised at how much young children can do and how fast he/she can learn.