- 7 students
- 9 lessons
- 4 quizzes
- 8 week duration
The course is designed for practicing teachers or for teachers in preparation who may or may not have formal training in second and foreign language teaching methodology. It provides an overall introduction to key aspects of language teaching methodology in an accessible yet not trivial way. The purpose of this course is to explore issues as they relate directly to the teaching of English to young learners.
The Course is intended for:
•experienced & novice teachers
•parents of young learners
•teachers who have experience teaching older learners
•individuals who are supervising teachers of young learners
•people who design EFL or ESL programs for young learners
50 Hour Specialization Certificate in Teaching Young Learners awarded by International TEFL Training Institute, New York, USA
1. Orientation and introduction to teaching English, EFL or ESL to young learners and a brief overview of young learner development.
2. Reflection questions invite the student to think about critical issues in young learner teaching, and action activities require the student to apply what they have learned in their own situation.
3. How to teach English to young learners who may or may not have literacy skills in their native language.
4. Practical illustrations from many course books and extracts from authentic classroom situations.
5. How to effectively work with parents even if they do not speak English.
6. Dealing with classroom management, special needs children, technology in the children’s classroom.
7. Many suggestions for books, articles and web sites for resources and up-to-date information
8.A glossary of definition of language, early childhood and education teaching terms.
The trainee of this course is assessed through their reflective essays and quizzes.
Teaching Young Learners
COURSE OVERVIEW: UNIT 1: Overview of child development and how to learn about it. Difference between language acquisition and language learning. UNIT 2 – 5: Each skill area has its own chapter. Those units have similar structures and start with an introduction, what the skill is, the background to teaching the skill, development of the skill, classroom techniques and activities, the skill in the classroom and a conclusion. Additional readings and websites finish each unit. UNIT 6: Latest vocabulary development research UNIT 7: Strategies of how to work with parents UNIT 8: Assessment strategies for oral and written language skills in the young learner program UNIT 9: Key issues for teachers of young learners such as classroom management, special needs and the use of the internet with young learners. Finally, organizations that can support teachers of young learners.
- Module 1: The Child as a Language Learner
- Module 2: Teaching Listening to Young Learners
- Quiz: Modules 1 and 2
- Module 3: Teaching Speaking to Young Learners
- Module 4: Teaching Reading to Young Learners
- Quiz: Modules 3 and 4
- Module 5: Teaching Writing to Young Learners
- Module 6: Teaching Vocabulary to Young Learners
- Quiz: Modules 5 and 6
- Module 7: Assessing Young Learners
- Module 8: Working with Parents of Young Learners
- Quiz: Modules 7 and 8
- Module 9: Key Issues in Teaching Young Learners
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