Course Title Course Code Program Level
Teaching English to Young Learners I ELTC301 English Language Teaching B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
28 28 - - - 90 146 3 5

Teaching Staff Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Neslihan Özkan
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The aim of the course is for students to gain strategies for acquiring a second foreign language by underlining how children and very young children acquire their native language. At the same time, it is aimed to clarify the points that need to be taken into consideration when teaching English to this group, together with classroom management and material preparation techniques.
Course Content Foreign language teaching course to children, differences between early age language learners (5-12 years old) and learners at other ages (in terms of language structure, skills and learning of sub-skills) and misconceptions about early age learners; early age learners' learning styles (visual, auditory and affective) and strategies (e.g. metacognition, cognition, socioaffective); developing activities (e.g. puzzles, stories, games and simulations), audio-visual tools (e.g. pictures, real objects, cartoons, puppets and songs) for teaching vocabulary, language skills and language structure; selection, sequencing, material adaptation and evaluation of teaching points appropriate to the language levels and cognitive and affective developments of the learners; It enables students to acquire classroom management techniques that they will need for early learner classes.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The achievements of students who complete and succeed in this course are as follows; LO-1 To be able to follow English lessons with groups of students aged between 5 and 12 in nurseries and primary schools. LO-2 To be able to provide second language acquisition by preparing the necessary materials and using effective communication techniques with this group of students.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction
2. Week Who are children and very young children?
3. Week Language teaching to illiterate children
4. Week Language teaching to primary school children
5. Week What is language teaching through songs?
6. Week What is language teaching through songs?
7. Week Language teaching techniques through songs
8. Week Sample presentations
9. Week Student presentations
10. Week Student presentations
11. Week What is language teaching with games?
12. Week Language teaching techniques with games
13. Week Student presentations
14. Week Student presentations
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
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Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Ersöz,Aydan. Teaching English to Young Learners(Ankara:EDM,2007) Philips,S(1993) Young Learners.(OUP,1999) Wright,A.Storytelling with children.(OUP:1995)
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)