Module/Course Description

Course Title: Teaching English to Young Learners

Course Code: UU-TEA-3510-ZM

Programme: Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

Credits: 12.00

Course Description:

Background and Rationale

This module aims to review the background and development of teaching English to young learners, to examine how children learn languages, to review approaches to the analysis of the young learners’ needs, to review approaches to the analysis of language for teaching English to young learners, to examine the methodology, resources and materials used for teaching young learners and review methods of evaluation and assessment used with young learners.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, students should be able to:
• critically discuss key issues in the teaching of second language to school-aged children and young teenagers;
• evaluate strengths and weaknesses in current materials and programmes, and justify these claims in relation to current debate;
• select and exploit materials for teaching English as a second languages to young learners from a principled perspective

Prerequisites: UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-103-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: Semester 1, Semester 2, Semester 3, Semester 4

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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