The Primavera English Blog
Five More Minutes
April 13, 2023
Five o’clock p.m. is a close, fetid time of day, when the cobbled roads steam and the concrete walls of buildings seethe with foul hot air. I’m sitting in my classroom, trying to look perky, my hair tucked wetly behind my ears, when my student walks in...
The Art of Learning
February 6, 2023
There are many ways to absorb a new language and practice the words and rules of English as you learn them. One of these ways is through creating art together. In the context of English class, I have the privilege of helping my student to discover her talents and beautiful gift for creating things...
Star Gazing to Splatter Paint
January 10, 2023
The vocab for the last week had been astronomy, gaze, universe, telescope, reflect among others. Time to move on but one more class of review was needed, the final tap of the hammer on the nail. All weekend long my brain weaved in and out of various topics concerning life and the general upheaval of the world but somehow, it always returning again and again to this specific class; how can I make these words interesting so ten-year-old Felix remembers them?...
Why Should Kids Have Hobbies?
August 24, 2022
We at Primavera English believe it is essential for kids and adolescents to have hobbies, or creative activities that they can enjoy in their free time. Not only do hobbies help kids learn problem solving and life skills, but they can also be great educational opportunities...
Meet the Teachers!
July 22, 2022
We love our teachers! Primavera English’s dynamic young staff have agreed to answer a few questions so you can get to know them better...
It’s All Fun and Games
June 6, 2022
Who doesn’t enjoy playing games? This is one of our most important resources for English classes with young learners. At Primavera English we have an extensive collection of board games, card games, and party games (not to mention running games) that can be used in class to practice grammar concepts, review vocabulary, or...
How-To Writing: English in the Kitchen
April 8, 2022
Recently, one of my students and I have been learning about process writing, or how-to writing, which can be a great, accessible place to start writing instruction. Read on to discover a fun how-to writing lesson plan that includes spending a good portion of class time in the kitchen!
Celebrating Pi Day
March 15, 2022
Yesterday at Primavera English we celebrated Pi Day, which is a special day for math fans. It is Albert Einstein's birthday and also celebrates Pi (π)...
A Letter Journey
January 24, 2022
Besides sending us on imaginary adventures, this fun activity provided good descriptive writing practice and taught Val the basics of letter writing (an ancient but useful – and classy! – skill). We hope you enjoy reading our letter journeys!