Course: English with Young Learners

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Course title English with Young Learners
Course code KAJ/4152
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Jelínková Jaroslava, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Orlova Natalia, doc. CSc.
Course content
Children learning a foreign language: synchronic and diachronic overview. Age and First/Second Language Acquisition. Characteristics of young language learners. Elements of dramatization. Story telling with children. Selection criteria of materials for children. Rhymes and songs in teaching EFL to young learners.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This course is aimed at working with the texts that can be used in pre-primary and primary classes. Students will be exposed to the materials typical for this target audience, they will also analyse the texts of fairy tales, song lyrics, rhymes, etc, as well as learn how to work with them creatively. The course will include interactive lectures and seminars. DVDs showing extracts from real pre-primary and primary classes will be used.
By the end of the course, students in this class are expected to: * Be able to find in the texts key words and phrases to be used with young learners * Be able to use the phonological aspects of the English language while dealing with young learners * Apply basic principles of reading skill formation with young learners * Select texts relevant for the target learners and be able to dramatize them with young learners
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
project work
Recommended literature
  • Brewster, J., Ellis, G. & Girard, D. The primary English teacher?s guide. London: Penguin English, 2002.
  • Phillips, S. Young learners. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Reilly, V. & Ward, S. Very young learners. Oxford: Oxford University Press., 2003.
  • Slattery, M. Teaching with bear.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Wright, A. Storytelling with children. Oxford: oxford University Press, 2009.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter