Postgraduate Module Descriptor
EFPM787: Teaching English to Young Learners
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
- To provide a survey of theoretical perspectives concerning child learning and development, and second language acquisition.
- To provide a critical overview of a variety of important issues in the teaching of English to young learners within the context of the growth of English as an international language.
- To consider the implications of these theories and issues for the development of appropriate practice for teaching English as a foreign or additional language to young learners.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate a thorough and critical understanding of children as foreign or additional language learners.|
2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of different aspects of teaching English as a foreign or additional language and associated issues and the ability to address these in ways appropriate to their own teaching contexts
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Undertake a critical analysis of practice informed by theoretical insights regarding teaching and learning in TESOL classrooms.|
4. Apply aspects of language learning theory to the evaluation and design of programmes and materials for a specific group of learners in a particular teaching setting.
|Personal and Key Skills||6. Engage in independent and cooperative learning with peers from different cultural and pedagogic backgrounds, as evidenced in group discussions.|
7. Undertake a critical analysis of the relevant academic literature.
8. Digest, select and organise material to produce, to a deadline, a coherent and thoughtful analysis of theory to particular professional and socio-cultural situations.