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5 Stages of Second Language Aquisition

This article breaks down the phases children go through when learning a second Language. 5 Stages of Second Language Aquisition Very helpful when explaining to parents the process of second language acquisition. Parents want kids to be speaking but as educators it is important to be able to explain to parents the process their child is going through and the phase that their child
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What time is it????

We’re are getting ready to wrap up our courses at TLNET-Kids! During the month of May we have been studying forms of transportation, and time. What Time is it??? It’s time for Summer!!! time We celebrated Earth Day as well as studied the parts of a tree, talked about how gardens grow and read a book from one of our favorite authors Dr. Seuss’
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The Earlier the Better

We have a range of different ages of kids at TLNET-Kids, I have always said the earlier we start with teaching out kids English the better. This article reinforces starting early, AND including multiple intelligences. Let me know what you think. http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleId=60


April showers bring May flowers

The new topic we are going to cover at Tlnet Kids is going to be “Weather”. We are going to learn the vocabulary rainy, snowy, sunny, windy, cloudy, etc as well as questions like “How’s the weather?” Using songs and skits to reinforce the new vocabulary. We will also watch the film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 or 2” in English. Stick
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Summary of Multiple Intelligences

This is just a brief article explaining Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences. The teachers at TLNET-Kids try to include activities that appeal to the students multiple intelligences, some examples of these types of activities may include the use of songs, with movements, the use of play-dough to create models, recipes for cooking, visuals like flashcards, objects that the students can hold or touch or make themselves.
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February 2014 Love is in the Air!!

In the spirit of St Valentine’s Day we have been putting the topics we reviewed in January into practice. (Shapes, letters, numbers, colors etc.). We made conversation hearts, using the letters of the alphabet to make words. We learned some Valentine vocabulary: be mine, kisses, hugs, love, etc. Not to forget, our Valentine poem, “Five Little Valentines”. Then we also put our cookie decorating
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TLNET KIDS 2014!!!

Here’s what TLNET kids have been up to to start off 2014 on the right foot! Review of numbers, letters, shapes, colors, days of the week, and the fun part….. wait for it…. Action verbs! Hop, jump, stand up, sit down, close your eyes, open your eyes, swim, crawl, and playing Simon Says! The big kids have been working on their irregular verbs, as
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Tis the Season with TLNET Kids

‘Twas the Night before Christmas and all the TLNET students were studying their English verbs to make them all prudent. Making some ornaments to hang on the tree and writing Christmas cards to spread some more glee. Eagerly watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and answering questions to learn more about Christmas. Singing carols and making Merry while building their amazing Vocabulary. When what
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Tlnet Kids Kicking Off November!!!

Here are some things we’re working on in November: The American Holiday THANKSGIVING!!! Turkeys, Pilgrims, Indians, and all the delicious food we eat on this holiday. Also the meaning and story behind the holiday. Students are writing about the things they are grateful for. We are also reading the book Peter Pan preping for the KET exams and playing the Teacher-Made Peter Pan BINGO!!!
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Carving pumpkins and making sure everybody has all 10 fingers and 10 toes after the lesson.

Carving a Jack-O-Lantern is a famous American tradition in celebrating Halloween. We at Tlnet-kids like to incorporate these kinds of activities in our English lessons. Not only to reinforce the vocabulary we have been studying in the month of October, but to share a cultural experience with the children. We carved a pumpkin with a group of 4 year olds. What kind of English
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