Course Title

TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS

Course Code

TEYL330538

Credit

3

Program Level

Program

Instruction Language

Applicable for TESOL Program

Requirement in TESOL Program

Semester in TESOL Program

5

Overview

This course is designed for TESOL students with the purpose of providing these future English language teachers with knowledge of characteristics of young learners, appropriate teaching methods, techniques and language to teach this kind of learners. Class activities include classroom discussions, experience sharing, teaching demonstrations together with constructive feedbacks from peers and lecturers.

Objectives

Goals Goal description
G1

Knowledge of characteristics of young learners, teaching methods for teaching young learners and language in teaching and assessment

G2

The skills of teaching English to young learners

G3

The ability of cooperating in teams, making presentations, communicating with learners, colleagues and using English effectively in a variety of social contexts

G4

The ability of articulating ideas, designing, developing and applying new knowledge and technology in teaching English to young learners
The ability of formulating the professional manner and ethics regarding language teaching
 

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes Description
G1
  • Demonstrate basic characteristics of young learners and apply them in teaching this kind of learners effectively
  • Demonstrate characteristics of different teaching methods in teaching English to young learners
  • Differentiate techniques for testing and the assessment of learners’ language use
G2
  • Analyze classroom situations and choose appropriate teaching methods and activities to deal with them
  • Apply effectively teaching methods and techniques for teaching different language skills 
  • Apply effectively ELT methods for class management
G3
  • Cooperate in teams to discuss and find out solutions for various situations in a language classroom
  • Use English language flexibly in presentations, discussions and role-plays. Use appropriate language in teaching English to young learners
G4
  • Realize the responsibilities of an English language teacher in teaching young learners in the 4.0 industry era.
  • Design and conduct an English lesson for young learners using effectively teaching methods and classroom activities

Materials

- Main coursebooks:

1. Garton, S. & Copland, F. (Eds) (2018). The Routledge handbook of teaching English to young learners. Routledge.

2. Shin, J.K. & Crandall, J. (2013). Teaching young learners English: from theory to practice. Heinle ELT.

- References:

1. Bland, J. (2015). Teaching English to young learners: Critical issues in language teaching with 3-12 year olds. Bloomsburry.

2. Cameron, L. (2001). Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge University Press.

3. Slattery, M. (2001). English for Primary Teachers: A Handbook of Activities and Classroom Language. Oxford University Press.

4. Wright, A. (2009). Storytelling with Children (2nd ed). Oxford University Press.

Assessment

Assignment Percentage
Quizzes & tests 30%
Project 20%
Final test 50%