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ART IN ENGLISH WITH YOUNG LEARNERS



sesanna
Estonia

ART IN ENGLISH WITH YOUNG LEARNERS
 

Hello!

This year I am starting to teach art to the very young pupils in the first and second grades (they are 7-8 years old). The catch is that I have to do this lessons in English. Do you have any ideas how it can be done and what I can include into my programme? Maybe you have seen any useful materials somewhere. 

P.S This students start to learn English from the first grade.

Thanks in advance.

Have a nice day!

29 Aug 2012      



nickbean
Spain

 Hi I am responding to your posting
I have just started to consider what i will be preparing with my children in regards to contact with other schools.
Iam also starting to teach art with the aid of the English language in september next term.
I will be working with an experiaced art teacher and will obtain ideas from other art teachers that have been using the english language to teach art for some time.
I have also been working on an art project which I am trying to introduce with schools from around Europe. 
The topic might be peace traditions or some thing else,the project would involve schools painting designing a poster of exsprestion.They would write some thing about it or a poem.Each school that participated would in turn receive the collection of posters to have an exhabition with in there school to raise funds for the school or a charity of there choosing. 
Do you think that any of your students would be interested?.

 I have been working on this web site to help teachers and students obtain a clearer understanding of what we might archive.There have be some very positive responses from countries like,Italy Croatia,Romania,Israel Portugal,Slovenia,,Spain and France so far. 
The time taken to produce a mural can be divided over a period of time and in lunch times too.You could use this project as a reward or insentive builder.
You can view our school here. 

If I can help you with any other ideas please let me know
http://www.architonic.com/aisht/elisabeth-school-brullet-de-luna/5100925


and here 


http://www.escolaelisabeth.cat/  


The info about the project European youth murals can be found at the web sit below along with other page headings at the bottom of each page. 


http://europeanyouthmurals.wordpress.com/7-2/

 

I hope that you like what you find and look forward to reading your responce.

Regards

Nicholas

29 Aug 2012     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Teach-Your-Children-Art-Basics-For-Home-Projects&id=2606488

I think you should start with basics like mixing colours btw it would be a great language activity:
"Add yellow and blue and you get green"
or drawing rainbows...
Nicholas is right about consulting an art teacher, but always remember: your instructions in English must be simple and clear. The more routines you´ll have, the easier it´ll be for your ss.
Sophia

29 Aug 2012     



lipofootoo
United States

There ´s a couple of ideas here that incorporate art into esl activities

31 Aug 2012