Education Faculty
English Language Education Program
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Teaching English to Young Learners I

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
ELT5001 5 Teaching English to Young Learners I 3/0/0 CC English 5
Course Goals
Investigating ways to implement knowledge related with children’s developmental stages to classroom environment; examining language teaching methods and techniques that could be used with children; identifying the differences between adults and children; learning about different activity and materials that could be used specifically with children; preparing lesson plans and preparing appropriate evaluation materials for children.
Special Requisite(s)
Course Assistant(s)
Office Hour(s)
Teaching Methods and Techniques  Face to face
Principle Sources J. Moon (2000). Children Learning English. Heinemann.

Clark, J. (1990). Teaching children: Is it different. Jet, 6-8.

Halliwell, S. (1992). Teaching English in the primary classroom. Longman.

Scott, W. & Ytreberg (1990). Teaching English to children. Longman.
Other Sources Brumfit C, Moon J and Tongue R (Eds.) 1991. Teaching English to Children From Practice to Principle: London: HarperCollins Publishers.

Holt, J. 1984. How Children Learn. London: Penguin
Rixon,S. 2000. Young Learners of English, In Modern English Teacher. Vol. 9 No.4, Oct. 2000. Pp 5-10

Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction to the course
2. Week Theories that affect language development; differences between children and adults
3. Week Characteristics of children
4. Week Attitudes of children towards learning a foreign language
5. Week Language learning strategies used with mixed ability classes
6. Week Classroom management techniques
7. Week Effective teacher-student interaction and classroom language
8. Week Midterm
9. Week Techniques to support children’s language learning
10. Week Preparing , adapting, and evaluating
11. Week Benefits of involving children in the production and use of materials
12. Week Preparing lesson plans
13. Week Theme-based teaching and its benefits
14. Week Assessment techniques for children
15. Week Revision
16. Week Final Exam
17. Week Final exam
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 20
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 1 30
Final Exam 1 50

Program Outcomes
PO-1Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
PO-2Define the contemporary language learning theories.
PO-3Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
PO-4Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
PO-5Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
PO-6Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
PO-7Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
PO-8Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
PO-9Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
PO-10Practice classroom management skills.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1Examining the developmental characteristics of children at different ages
LO-2Using selection and evaluation criteria when using activities and materials
LO-3Using effective classroom management techniques by taking children’s socio-emotional development into consideration
LO-4Implementing methods and techniques that could be used with children
LO-5Teaching the English language in an effective way.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
 PO 1PO 2PO 3PO 4PO 5PO 6PO 7PO 8PO 9PO 10
LO 1
LO 2
LO 3
LO 4
LO 5