Teaching Languages in Primary Schools: Putting Research into Practice (FutureLearn)

Teaching Languages in Primary Schools: Putting Research into Practice (FutureLearn)
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Teaching Languages in Primary Schools: Putting Research into Practice (FutureLearn)
Discover engaging, age-appropriate teaching methods and ideas to enhance your foreign languages teaching skills for children. Explore how children learn languages and support their linguistic development. Learning a foreign language at a young age is known to support children’s problem-solving ability, creativity, and intercultural understanding. But many teachers report a lack of language teaching CPD opportunities and, as a result, often lack confidence in their language teaching.

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On this course, you’ll learn practical teaching methods for teaching language and discover engaging tasks and projects for primary school students.

Using the latest young language learning research, you’ll be encouraged to reflect and experiment with new resources and improve your current language teaching practice.



Syllabus


Week 1: Young language learners: motivation and engagement

Week 2: Using Language in beginner classrooms

Week 3: Literacy and independent language use


What will you achieve?

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

- Synthesise and discuss empirical evidence regarding young language learner motivation, progression and literacy learning

- Evaluate language learning resources and practice against language learning theory and evidence

- Explain the importance of classroom and teacher factors in young learners’ progression and outcomes

- Experiment with existing practice or novel resources and record reflections on their effectiveness in terms of linguistic outcomes, cognitive and emotional engagement



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49.00 EUR

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