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English Conversation and Speaking Games (ESL)
Circle Time: Sing, Rhyme, and Play in ENGLISH: Preschool Twice a Week
In this group of 5 kids max, everyone gets their turn. ESL and native English speakers enjoy singing, rhymes, and playing games with a caring, music-playing teacher. Learners gain fluency, speaking confidence, and prepare for reading.
Teacher Christina (she/they)
150 total reviews for this teacher
11 reviews for this class
Completed by 51 learners
There are no upcoming classes.
Twice per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does an "Ongoing" course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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"Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills." ~UNICEF, 2018 WHAT IS CIRCLE TIME? Circle Time is a common preschool classroom activity that develops skills and relationships at the same time. Through a daily routine of singing together, stretching, going over the calendar, and sharing books and favorite toys — in English — the teacher and learners all get to know and trust each other. Being relaxed and comfortable lowers barriers to...
This class is taught in English.
This class sets a positive association with speaking and reading in English. After 6-weeks of attendance, learners will 1) be comfortable using the words, phrases, and concepts they have learned in class and 2) have established the habit of daily reading with a grownup.
> ESL Ms. Christina began her career as an English teacher in Taiwan. > EARLY LITERACY She worked for seven years in the children's department of a large public library with a focus on Early Literacy and multilingual programming. > EDUCATION Ms. Christina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in INTERNATIONAL POLITICS and GERMAN and a Master of Arts degree in INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS with a language focus on MANDARIN CHINESE.
The homework is to read one book together with a grownup, then read the book to a pet or a stuffed animal. Bonus for uploading a photo to the classroom message board. During my early literacy training at the public library, I learned an incredible fact: If a grownup reads to a child every day for just 20 minutes — basically one book a day — the child will hear 1.8 million words in one year. Therefore, Ms. Christina wants each learner to read together with a grown-up every day, a book of their choice in any language — it can even be the same book every day! Then read that book to a pet or stuffed animal so the child can practice without pressure, and even pretend to be the teacher. How fun! Not only will this daily reading habit expose the learner to an incredible number of words, it will instill in them a lifelong love of reading. With reading being the cornerstone of all subsequent learning, the daily reading habit is the simplest, least expensive way to set your child up for a lifetime of success and joy.
1 file available upon enrollmentLearners should bring a shaker (rattle, shaky egg, maraca, or canister with dried rice, beans, or beads inside) and a book they love—any book in any language. Bonus: Bring a calendar they can write on when we check off today's date.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Please be available to "unmute" your learner for their turn to speak, if they cannot "unmute" themselves. Bonus: Model good classroom behavior from just off-camera. If your child sees you moving and singing along, they will be more willing to too.
Teacher Christina (she/they)
Early literacy and language teacher — with a ukulele!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
150 total reviews
188 completed classes
"Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills." ~UNICEF, 2018 Hi, I'm Teacher Christina! (she/they) I teach early literacy and language classes drawing from my many years working in the...