English for Young Learners –

Early Childhood Develoment ages 2 – 10

At LETA we cater for children from as young as two years old, all the way up to teenagers. We recognise that each child is different and whilst some thrive in a group, others succeed in a more individual setting and that’s why we offer many possibilities here at LETA.

Since we started in 2009, LETA has seen hundreds of students pass through its doors, taking part in our action-filled projects, courses and 1:1 tutorials, achieving success in the English language using our “learning by doing” methodology for young learners – Early Childhood Development. We have seen many students successfully learn  and apply the English language and LETA’s language school stands out as an exciting provider on the educational landscape in Johannesburg, South Africa and Vienna, Austria. Further, LETA prides itself on using the best educational “learning by doing” materials, ideas and teachers.

Our Curriculum: Our English courses are designed to teach English in a fun environment to young children ages 2-10 years old. The classes are highly dynamic and energetic, and only conducted in English.  Further, in addition to the English language skills, our bespoke product comprises of English science, history, drama, and agriculture projects.

LETA trains the educator and shows them how to use our programme: We have implemented an efficient solution for educators to overcome the challenges of teaching English to second and first language learners, but at the same time, developed a programme for students that is fun, engaging and educational, incorporating all senses, subjects, current themes and real life situations.

This educator’s guide will show you how to teach and improve English skills for second and first language learners.

In this way we assure quality, save time and work with a structured method without choosing “random” lessons that does not make sense. The educator receives a “pack and go” package, so they do not have to purchase or create materials including crafting and project materials.

The educators guide shows you how to:

  • structure your class
  • implement safety structures in class
  • implement positive disciplining
  • teach small and large classes of learners
  • prepare for your classes accordingly
  • use the lesson plans in an efficient manner and improvise if needed
  • how to teach grammer, reading and writing to young learners

Now, there are:

    • Early Childhood Development programmes – teaching English as a second language and improving language skills
    • Project days/weeks
    • Private group courses
    • Individual courses/Tutoring for young learners

    By implementing our educational approach to train the educator, they will be using the following programme below of which the benefits for the children are the following;-

    We encourage children from 2 – 10 to explore and use all of their natural creative intelligence by:

    Learning through action: We use objects from the world around us to maximize learning through the ‘learning by doing’ process. This could include anything from using toy animals to represent animal names we are learning to moving up and under a skipping rope to teach prepositions, this approach enables children to grasp concepts easily by learning though action and involving all of their senses.

    Singing songs and nursery rhymes: This helps to develop their memory, increases vocabulary, helps with pronunciation, relates words with actions and helps children with the building blocks of language, including counting and the alphabet.

    Games: Fun and educational games to increase vocabulary as well as cognitive or problem solving skills. This can include identifying colours, sorting out objects, learning body parts, counting and much more.

    Crafting: This helps children to develop listening skills and follow directions in the English language. Crafting also gives the child a sense of accomplishment and works on fine motor skills.

    Stories, Grammar, Reading, Writing and Comprehension: These help to stimulate the children’s imaginations and give them a better understanding of language and pronunciation through listening

    Project Work: Project work teaches children to take personal and social responsibility. Further it enhances their communication skills as well as critical thinking and creativity. It also allows them to make decisions and gain cross-cultural understanding.

    Science: Older children will perform science based experiments through “hands-on” activities to teach them the different disciplines of science. In addition, students will learn skills such as experimenting and observing.  

    History: History projects are designed to stimulate an interest in the English language through discussion, visual examples, hands-on crafting, and role-playing some of the most famous periods in world history.

    Drama and Role play: Drama workshops are designed for young students in order for them to improve their verbal English through drama practice, learning various dramatic techniques and experiencing English by discovering new talents in a fun and creative environment. Learners  will have the opportunity to:

    • gain more confidence in communicating in English
    • promote their imagination
    • learn different forms of communication
    • improve social skills
    • have to opportunity to explore drama as an interest

    Agriculture: Some of the benefits are the following:

    • Environmental awarenes
    • Taking responsibility and ownership, and appreciation of their environment  and the effect pollution causes
    • Knowledge about from where our food comes from
    • Educating children about food to enable them to make intelligent choices of what they eat and the causes of food in their bodies which lead to health and body awareness. In this way we are decreasing illnesses and obesity.
    • Giving children opportunities for better education

    But most important, we want the children to have fun and enjoy themselves while learning, which is what LETA is all about.

    For more information, please contact Mrs. Precious Zeinzinger-Tuitz at pzt@web.co.za