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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.
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