Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600012081

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Have a clear understanding of the techniques, materials and activities • Be able to adopt similar practices in their own classrooms • Be in a position to develop materials relevant to young learners’ interests.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course looks at the development of children between the ages of 4 to 12 and considers the ELT implications. Taking into consideration how children think and learn, this course will provide a framework to structure thinking about children’s language learning and consider teaching strategies for effective early foreign language teaching, making the link between pre-school and primary education. The course will also consider ways of (a) developing awareness in the classroom context (e.g. project work, drama, art and craft), and (b) supporting children’s learning (e.g. rhymes, chants, songs, (action) games, stories, use of teaching aids, cross-curricular themes). The aim of the course is to familiarize participants with the teaching of English to very young learners and to give advice and ideas for classroom activities. Video-taped lessons support participants’ understanding of the teaching situations while looking at instances that make explicit the points raised in the lectures.
learning, teaching, early years
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
powerpoint presentation, videotaped lessons
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Final exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Brewster, J., Ellis, G., and Girard, D. 1991. The Primary English Teacher's Guide. Penguin. Browne, A. 2002. Developing Language and Literacy 3-8. Paul Chapman. Brumfit, C., Moon, J. and Tongues, R. (eds.), 1991. Teaching English to Children. Harper-Collins. Cameron, L. 2001. Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge University Press. Driscoll, P. and Frost, D. 1999. The Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary School. Routledge. Garton, S., Copland, F. & Burns, A. (2011). Investigating Global Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners. ELT Research Papers 11-01. Aston University. Birmingham. Dunn, O. 1983. Beginning English with Young Children. Macmillan. Dunn, O. 1984. Developing English with Young Learners. Macmillan. Halliwell, S. 1992. Teaching English in the Primary Classroom. Longman. Kennedy, C. and Jarvis, J. 1991. Ideas and Issues in Primary ELT. Nelson. Moon, J. and Nikolov, M. (eds). 2000. Research into Teaching English to Young Learners. University Press Pecs. Nikolov, M. 2002. Issues in English Language Education. Peter Lang.Nikolov, M (ed) (2009). The Age Factor and Early Language Learning. Mouton de Gruyter. Nikolov, M (ed).2009. Early Learning of Modern Foreign Languages: Processes and Outcomes. Multilingual Matters. Nikolov, M. and Curtain, H. 2000. An Early Start: Young Learners and Modern Languages in Europe and Beyond. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Scott, W. and Ytreberg, L. 1990. Teaching English to Children. Longman. Slattery, M. and Willis, J. 2001. English for Primary Teachers: A Handbook of Activities and Classroom Language. Oxford University Press. Smidt, S. (Ed.) 1998. The Early Years. Routledge. Wood, D. 1988. How Children Think and Learn. Blackwell.
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