Teeny Tiny Book is a course for preschool children (between five and seven) who are learning English as a foreign language for the first time, however, it can be adapted for use with both younger and older children.

The course consists of:

  • Teacher’s Book – It’s the key to the whole course. It contains step-by-step instructions for the teacher on what to teach and how to teach. Also it contains plenty of dialogues, monologues, songs, rhymes and suitable games for children between the ages 5 and 7.
  • Children’s Book – Presents characters and situations.
  • Audio Cassette – Contains monologues, dialogues, songs and rhymes.

Basic Aims and Suggestions

  • To interest young learners in learning English language and culture through games and fun activities.
  • To teach the sound system of the English language.
  • To develop children’s skills – both receptive (listening and reading) and productive (speaking and writing)
  • The first lessons have to be used for creating a friendly atmosphere. Learn your young pupils’ names as quickly as possible. This is the first step in building a warm relationship between you and your pupils.
  • Always encourage your young learners. Don’t pay a lot of attention to their mistakes in a few first lessons. Don’t even correct them in the beginning of a course if that might discourage them.
  • Stimulate your young learners’ creative abilities.
  • Whatever you do, try to do it in a game-like fashion.
  • Use games as often as you can, both revising old and learning new units.
  • The suggested games do not have to be strictly adhered to. You and your pupils should be encouraged to add your own games.
  • Always revise the material from the previous lesson before tackling any new material.
  • Whenever possible, use TPR (Total Physical Response) method: Once the children have listened to and understood a recording encourage them to respond actively to physical commands. While listening to the recording stress the rhythm by clapping hands.
  • For choosing players in various games use a “choosing rhyme” such as Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo. In this way you can avoid favoritism among your pupils.
  • Children love drawing. So let them draw sometimes and don’t be afraid that it is a waste of time.
    We hope that you’ll enjoy your work with young learners as much as possible. The more you enjoy the program, the more your students will learn.
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