Teaching ESL Yoga

4 Apr

Teaching ESL Yoga

Every Wednesday I teach ESL for young learners (ages 4-6) in a really fun, active way! English yoga for kids, language + movement games (kinesthetic learners unite!), and some kids aerobics, too. Here we’re adding an Egyptian dance move to tree pose – always a laugh! 🙂

6 Responses to “Teaching ESL Yoga”

  1. Brooke Simulado April 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    That’s awesome! What country is this taking place at?

  2. kreegah May 12, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    Hi, can you tell me more about your yoga class? I teach English through drama but am exploring the possibility of teaching yoga this summer in Spain.Thanks, and all the best in Canada!

    • JenniferTeacher November 9, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

      As I’m sure you find in teaching English through drama, teaching English can be very effective when students are comfortable yet actively engaged. Teaching English through yoga is a type of differentiated instruction, where it benefits hands-on learners, I used song, play, “innovative yoga poses” and more, but consider that I taught true beginners, so the instructional English was very basic. I could have adapted it a variety of ways while being mindful of poses that are unsafe and inappropriate for little growing bodies! 🙂 Hope this gives you a starting point!

  3. Anonymous October 16, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    I’d like to teach Yoga for teenagers,could you give me some tips please ?

    • JenniferTeacher November 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

      Hi there, ESL teenagers? If so, since it is still relatively new, consider applying ESL instructions to yoga poses in simple ways. You’ll have to get creative. If you’re just talking about teaching yoga without the language component – there are a lot of great resources online you can google. I’d recommend you start there. Good luck!

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