Course: Teching Young Learners

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Course title Teching Young Learners
Course code KAJ/4423
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Orlova Natalia, doc. CSc.
  • Jelínková Jaroslava, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Children learning a foreign language: synchronic and diachronic overview. Age and First/Second Language Acquisition. Characteristics of young language learners. Class management and atmosphere. Elements of dramatization. Teaching vocabulary and grammar to young learners: problems and solutions. Beginning oral communication. Teaching pronunciation. Developing listening skills and comprehension. Teaching reading to young learners. Rhymes and songs in teaching EFL to young learners.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed at discussing theoretical and practical issues of EFL teaching to young learners. During the course we will try to learn what teachers should know in order to adapt their styles of teaching to the needs of young learners. The course will include interactive lectures and seminars.
By the end of the course, students in this class are expected to: - to organize oral work with different groups of young learners; - to presents new vocabulary and grammar taking in consideration peculiarities of young learners' development; - to select and adapt language teaching material appropriate for the target group
there are no prerequisites for this subject

Assessment methods and criteria
See the course requirements on the profile of the course instructor
Recommended literature
  • Brewster, J., Ellis, G. & Girard, D. The primary English teacher?s guide. London: Penguin English, 2002.
  • Cameron, L. Teaching English to young learners.. Cambridge, 2001.
  • Gordon, T. Teaching young children a second language. Praeger Publisher, 2007.
  • Phillips, S. Young learners. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Scott, W., & Ytreberg, S. Teaching English to children.. Harlow, 1990.
  • Scrivener, J. Learning teaching. Second edition.. Oxford, 2005.
  • Slattery, M. Learning with bear.. Oxford, 2008.

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): Teaching English Language and Literature for Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer