As you may or may not know, I teach English to adults in France (while conducting my own language experiments at home on my daughter and husband!
In september I’ll be teaching a woman who is a childminder in her home, wanting to offer “English” to her little ones (0-3). Apparently her own level is good, so I'm supposed to help with ideas on how to integrate English into their day, and perhaps design little workshops.
It's an interesting project for a zookeeper like me but I’m not sure where to start! Let me know if you have an idea/book etc.
English speaking Canadian Mom, French speaking Dad, happily transitioning to minority language at home (English) with our baby daughter in France.
It is a bit difficult to help here without knowing what this woman is really looking at doing. Does she want to speak all day in English, or do workshops, or do certain activities in English?
She could do an hour workshop in the morning around a given topic. For instance food, the weather, pets, body parts, etc. In these workshops, she could use games, puzzles, read stories, use puppets (maybe use a puppet that only speaks the ml to lead the whole workshop), put on a couple of cartoons in English and nursery rhymes around the given topic.
If she does it around a daily activity, e.g: lunchtime in English, I am afraid it might be more restrictive as to the vocabulary.
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