Teaching English to minority learners proved to be a challenge, especially when the learners had to get acquainted with new methods of learning at the same time.
My pupils in Bulgaria were used to a more traditional form of teaching. I wanted to propose my learning activities through new methodologies, which could motivate and inspire them.
My experience with Easy to Read books started a few years ago. I went to Bulgaria as a volunteer, helping minority pupils to learn English through new teaching approaches.
Easy Reads can be used in many different ways with children and young students. Eleonora Pannacci has worked with both pre-school and school children and youth. Here you can read her suggestions about how to use Easy Reads with classes and groups.
by Eleonora Pannacci. Five- and three-year-olds: a real challenge, since I had never taught English to such young learners, who cannot yet read and write.
by Eleonora Pannacci. This summer I found myself in a small village called Golyamo Novo, which is situated in north-eastern Bulgaria. The village is mainly inhabited by Roma. My task was to teach English at the primary school and my main goal was to experiment a new teaching approach.