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.
Teaching Methods and Techniques
Face to face
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.
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
Introduction to the course
Theories that affect language development; differences between children and adults
Characteristics of children
Attitudes of children towards learning a foreign language
Language learning strategies used with mixed ability classes
Classroom management techniques
Effective teacher-student interaction and classroom language
Techniques to support children’s language learning
Preparing , adapting, and evaluating
Benefits of involving children in the production and use of materials
Preparing lesson plans
Theme-based teaching and its benefits
Assessment techniques for children
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations
Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
Define the contemporary language learning theories.
Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
Practice classroom management skills.
Examining the developmental characteristics of children at different ages
Using selection and evaluation criteria when using activities and materials
Using effective classroom management techniques by taking children’s socio-emotional development into consideration
Implementing methods and techniques that could be used with children
Teaching the English language in an effective way.