English Language Education

Methodology and Language for Teachers of English to Young Learners

The course aims to develop participants' confidence and competence in using English for teaching purposes, to raise awareness of teaching activities and materials appropriate for the teaching of English to young learners and to improve participants' own language proficiency.

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Course details

Language level
Intermediate and above.
The Council of Europe's Common European Framework level B1.
Participants must have at least an upper-intermediate/advanced level of English so that they can contribute with ease to activities and discussions.
Participants and entry requirements
The course is aimed specifically at the needs of teachers who teach English to primary children aged 8-11.
Participants must be qualified teachers with at least one year's experience of teaching English to young learners (aged 8-11) and have at least an intermediate level of English.
Please note: The course is not suitable for native speakers of English, for teacher trainees, or for very experienced teachers of primary aged children. If you are in doubt about your level of English for this course, please contact us.


The course is based on 20 timetabled hours per week - five mornings and three afternoons.

Course description

The classroom management is very good.

Montserrat Gombau SagueMethodology and Language for Teachers of English to Young Learners

Course topics include activities for the teaching of oral/aural skills and reading and writing; using song and rhymes in the classroom; teaching pronunciation; using technology; dealing with vocabulary and grammar; and classroom management. There are also workshops on storytelling and classroom language.

The afternoon sessions focus specifically on improving participants' own language proficiency.

The approach is task-based and interactive with an emphasis on collaborative group work. Participants are expected to take part in activities, reflect on both their own classroom practice and the activities they have experienced, and discuss and work on adaptations and projects appropriate for their own teaching context.

The teachers are very prepared and the courses are well planned with interesting materials.

Agata GawronMethodology and Language for Teachers of English to Young Learners

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This course is eligible for European funding under the Erasmus+ programme.