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Программа курса по методике обучения детей английскому языку

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Basic Principles in Teaching English to Young Learners

This session looks at psychological characteristics of young learners, main principles and activities to meet these characteristics as well as at different age groups and reasons for teaching English Language to young learners

Children as Language Learners

This session focuses on what makes children as language learners different from adults. Also it looks at how to use TPR approach, how to to cater for different learning styles/intelligences and how to provide effective system of scaffolding (methodological support) in EL classroom

Developing children’s listening skills

This session looks at listening as a priority skill as it is the first thing that young learners develop in learning a foreign language. It is also about aims, methodology and enjoyable activities to be used with young learners

Reading for Meaning

The session makes emphasis on communicative aim of reading, on stories to be used with small children and on stages to organize reading process in a meaningful way

Positive behaviour

The session involves the participants into discussing how to create positive atmosphere, how to introduce rules and routines, how to manage activities and children’s behaviour

Developing children’s speaking skills

The session looks at how the children develop their speaking skills in English, what activities can be used and what strategies help the young learners become effective in speaking

Developing Children’s Writing Skills

The session looks at when and how to start teaching writing with young learners, enjoyable activities to develop motor skills and different kinds of guided writing to develop students’ communicative skills

Lesson Planning

The session looks at planning formats, lesson aims and procedure. The participants are involved into planning practice after observing a part of a lesson

Teaching Vocabulary

The session looks at how vocabulary is learned by young learners. It covers a range of songs, rhymes and chants and typical activities that enrich and enlarge children’s knowledge of vocabulary.

Teaching Grammar

The session looks at how grammar is learned by young learners, why it is important to teach the children to use language accurately. The session provides some practical activities that help make the learning of grammar enjoyable, including story-telling technique.

Fair Assessment

The session focuses on what can be assessed in YL classroom and on appropriate ways to assess young learners, such as portfolio, self-assessment (can-do statements), peer-assessment, enjoyable tests, etc.

Story-telling and drama

Children have a constant need for stories and they are always willing to listen or to read. The session provides some practical suggestions how story-telling can be used and offers a few lesson plans based on story-telling and drama to practice grammar and vocabulary.

Micro-teaching: planning

The participants present the activity to other colleagues in the group, demonstrating the professional skills and basic principles in teaching English to young learners.