usually they don’t want to be in class and they want to go with their “mummy”. So it is
very important that they feel safe, happy and “why not?” also loved by their teachers.
The decoration of the classroom would play a very important character in this case. It
should be painted in happy, active and motivating colours, but at the same time
relaxing and calm tonalities. The room would be divided in different spaces: a
playground for physical exercises, a place where the tables and chairs would be
located for the manual exercises such as: craft, cookery, experiments... and a space
with poufs, carpets, blankets and cushions where stories would be read and to listen to
My syllabus would be function and vocabulary based. I would focus my lessons on
teach my students how to behave in front of different situations and to learn the
appropriate vocabulary for those situations. I would like my students to be involved in
the action. If we are learning vocabulary of fruit, the best way to learn it would be to
cook something with fruit as a fruit salad. In that case students experiment the
“necessity” to learn the new vocabulary because they are using it in a real situation.
I think it is very important that children enjoy meanwhile they are learning. Most of
the time they learn in a subconscious way while they are playing, listening to music or
a story, experimenting...
The teacher would use the repetition, drilling and revision techniques to teach the new
vocabulary. In that way learners would keep the new words and by the revision would
fix them in their minds and would be able to know when to use them, because they
would have learnt them in a real situation.
The groups should be reduced (maximum 8 students), so the teacher could control all
of the students and have eye-contact with them. It is very relevant that the teacher
can observe all his or her students in order to identify the problems that students may
have such as: being tired, shy or bored. In those cases, teacher has to react
immediately and response in front of these attitudes.