Scroll left
  • width:640;;height:360
  • width:270;;height:480
  • width:640;;height:360
  • width:640;;height:360
  • width:640;;height:360
  • width:640;;height:360
Scroll right

English as an Additional Language

16 November 2017

The English language is a universal language that most of the world’s population use as a means of communication. Giving learners the opportunity to learn English as an additional language, starting the age of six, is essential as a life skill, as it develops not only the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing but also advances their neuroplasticity. Supporting the homeroom teacher by helping students develop their English language in the context of the unit of inquiry also adds to the significance of teaching this language. A variety of strategies is used to enhance the acquisition and development of this additional language and to empower the learners’ understanding of the concepts and central ideas. The young learners are always enthusiastic to learn English; they view and listen to different songs, dialogues and videos, and they are always excited to use various books and stories, do role-plays and use language games to cultivate their language use. For me, it’s great that I had the chance to teach English as an additional language.

Elham Kashif
English Language HRT & Teacher of English as an Additional Language.