Course outline_ENG718_Teaching English to young learners
Title: Teaching English to young learners
Course code: ENG718
No. of credits: 3 credits
1. COURSE OVERVIEW
Methodology of Teaching English to Young Learners is designed to introduce learners to the theory and practice of teaching English to young learners, 6-12 years old. Learners will learn methods and techniques for teaching vocabulary and grammar with fresh classroom ideas of activities for young learners (YLs) including using games, songs and stories. In addition, learners will gain techniques of teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing skills that encourage student participation. Through group discussions, group teaching practice and obseration of peers’ lessons, learners will have opportunities to share ideas with peers and apply course content to their English classrooms
2. COURSE OBJECTIVES
- methods and techniques of teaching vocabulary and grammar to YLs;
- techniques of teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to YLs;
- classroom ideas of activities for YLs, using songs, games and stories.
- skills of applying songs, games, and stories in teaching vocabulary to YLs;
- skills of applying songs, games, and stories in teaching grammar to YLs;
- skills of applying songs, games, and stories in teaching listening, speaking. reading and writing skills to YLs
- ability for professional development.
3. TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS
- Teaching vocabulary to YLs
- Teaching grammar/strutures to YLs
- Using songs/ chants in teaching English to YLs
- Using games in teaching English to YLs
- Using stories in teaching English to YLs
4.1. Required textbooks
- Cameron, L. (2001). Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge University Press.
- Lewis, G. & Bedson, G. (2013). Games for Children - Resource Books for Teachers. Oxford University Press.
- Murphey, T. (2013). Music and Song. Oxford University Press
- Scrivener J. (2005). Learning Teaching - A Guide Book for English Language Teachers: Classroom activities. Macmillan.
- Wright A. (2009). Storytelling with Children - Resource Books for Teachers. Oxford University Press.
4.2. Reference materials
- Graham, C. (2006). Creating songs and chants - Resource Books for Teachers. Oxford University Press.
- Graham, M. & Procter, S. (2003). Songs and Chants. Longman.
- Lewis, G. & Mol H. (2013). Grammar for Young Learners - Primary Resource Books for Teachers. Oxford University Press.
- McKay, P. & Guse, J. (2007). Five-Minute Activities for Young Learners (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers). Cambridge University Press.
- Melon, N. (2014). Storytelling with children. Hawthorn Press Ltd.
- Sarosy, J. & West, S.R. (2019). How to tell stories to children. Earth Children (August 9, 2019).
- Linse, C. & Nunan, D. (2005). Practical English Language Teaching: Young Learners. Mc Graw Hill.
- Williams, M. (2012). Teaching young learners to think. Helbling Languages GmbH.
- Websites/ Softwares
5.1 Midterm (40%)
- Lesson plan presentation (20%)
- Micro teaching (20%)
5.2 Final (60%)
- Reflective paper on the newly applied teaching practice (3,000-5,000 words)
6. STUDENT WORKLOAD
- Directed study: 60 periods
- Independent Study: 120 periods