The Art of Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners (FutureLearn)

The Art of Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners (FutureLearn)
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The course is aimed at teachers who want to include foreign languages in their lesson planning.
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The Art of Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners (FutureLearn)
Get an introduction to the theories of language learning and apply them to your own teaching practice. Research shows that there is a window of opportunity for learning foreign languages during childhood. On this course, you’ll get an introduction the theories of language learning and how to apply them in the classroom.

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You’ll learn about the pedagogical foundations and methodological considerations that underpin teaching languages to children.

You’ll understand the developmental traits of children between the ages of four and twelve.

With the theory under your belt, you’ll start planning lessons, design tasks and resources for children.


What topics will you cover?

- Characterising a young learner

- Foreign language teaching: pedagogical foundations and methodological considerations

- Fostering intercultural understanding through multimodal communication

- Designing contextualised instruction: lesson planning, tasks, strategies and resources


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Describe the developmental traits of children between ages 4 and 12.

- Demonstrate understanding of foundational notions of language teaching through the planning of a full lesson and the design of tasks for intercultural understanding.

- Reflect on various aspects of the teaching of foreign languages to young learners.

- Engage with children in a creative way.



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Course Auditing
74.00 EUR
The course is aimed at teachers who want to include foreign languages in their lesson planning.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.