Vanessa Reis Esteves

ETpedia Young Learners

Resource Book

500 ideas for English teachers of young learners

ETpedia Young Learners conveniently brings together all resources for English language teachers in one place for quick and easy reference.



Do you teach children aged between 5 and 12? Are you looking for new ideas and activities to use in the classroom? If so, ETpedia Young Learners contains 50 units each with 10 points covering everything you need to know about teaching, managing and engaging young learners. It is full of practical ideas, useful tips and a whole range of activities in the Appendix for you to photocopy and use immediately. You can read it from cover to cover, or dip in to find ideas and tasks whenever you need them. Whether you are a newly qualified teacher, or you just want to reinvigorate your teaching practice, ETpedia Young Learners is here to help you.

Topics include:

  • Preparation and planning tips on getting to know your students
  • Discovering how to get the best from young learners
  • Useful behaviour management secrets and tools
  • Keeping young learners attention using music, stories and craft activities

You can take a look at a sample chapter of ETpedia Young Learners here. It is part of the ETpedia series, which each provide 500 practical ideas and tips on a particular topic. Other titles in the series include ETpedia Teenagers, ETpedia Exams, ETpedia Vocabulary and ETpedia Management.


If you are a new teacher ETpedia Young Learners will provide you with a range of practical activities and support. The section on things to avoid in the young learner classroom will be particularly helpful.

Experienced teachers can get lots of fresh new ideas to add to your repertoire.

If you are studying for an ELT qualification, ETpedia Young Learners covers areas you will look at in input sessions of your course and give you ideas for your teaching practice.

Teacher trainers can use the checklist to prepare training sessions.


ISBN: 978-1-911028-21-5
Publication: 21 November 2016

  1. Preparation and planning
  2. In the classroom
  3. Songs, chants and rhymes
  4. Stories and drama
  5. Arts and crafts and games (TPR activities)
  6. Activities for topics
  7. Evaluation
  8. Further development


Vanessa Reis Esteves has been working in English language teaching since 1996. She is currently a part-time teacher at Escola Superior de Educação in Porto, Portugal and has co-authoured coursebooks for young learners and teenagers in Portugal, a well as writing articles for magazines like English Teaching professional.

She is also a teacher trainer and delivers teacher training on behalf of schools, universities, publishers and the Portuguese Ministry of Education.

Vanessa is a well-known presenter at international teacher conferences and associations, running workshops and delivering training online via webinars and virtual learning environments.

Every summer she teaches overseas teachers for the Oxford Teacher’s Academy and is currently working on her PhD in 21st Century Skills and Learning.

Kindle edition

If you would like to get your copy immediately or save on postage costs, you can now buy a Kindle version of ETpedia Young Learners! You can also take a look inside before you buy. Kindle editions can be read on the Kindle app across most devices, including phones, tablets and computers, so you do not need a Kindle device to purchase a copy.

On the Kindle version, in the Appendix you will also find photocopiable handouts with additional classroom activities. These can be used exactly as they are, or adapted and developed to suit your own context. You will also find a link to a digital version of the handouts at the start of the Appendix section so you can download you own version or make print outs when you need them.


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