Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Teaching English To Young Learners ELT 302 6 4 + 4 6 7
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. ELİF BOZYİĞİT
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res.Assist. Elif BOZYİĞİT

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

The aim of the course is to make students aware of the basic terminology, provide knowledge and background information about children education considering the teaching methodology and classroom practice. Learners between 3-12 age ranges differentiate a lot from older learners in terms of physical, psychological, emotional and cognitive considerations. Therefore, the course aims to help students how to adjust the methodology to younger learners.

Course Content

In this course, students gain insights into how children think and learn, develop an understanding of childrens first and second language development, review current approaches to teaching English to young learners and relate theories of childrens teaching and learning to classroom practices.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Explaining how children learn. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Clarifying basic issues in childrens first and second language development. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
3 Comparing and contrasting approaches to teaching young learners (such as task-based, activity-based approaches, developing the whole-child, cross-curricular approach) Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
4 Explaining the basic components of learning to learn. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
5 Having knowledge on the details of classroom management Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
6 Applying these details in their teaching practice activities. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
7 Evaluating materials to be used in classroom activities. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
8 Developing materials to teach young learners (for 1-8 grades) Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the course & Children learning a foreign language & Who are young learners? & Young learners and very young learners
2 Children learning a foreign language & Features and learning styles of young learners and very young learners
3 Learning language through tasks and activities & Sample activities and lesson plans
4 Learning the spoken language & Learning words
5 Learning grammar & Learning literacy skills
6 Micro-teachings
7 Micro-teachings
8 Micro-teachings & Learning through stories
9 Using stories in language teaching
10 Theme-based teaching and learning & Story-telling/reading & Activities and sample lesson plans
11 Choosing language and learning language
12 Issues around teaching children a foreign language & Micro-teachings
13 Micro-teachings
14 Micro-teachings & Wrap-up
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

Cameron, L. (2005). Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge University Press.

Ersöz, A. (2010). Teaching English to Young Learners. EDM.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes.
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching.
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint.
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching.
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students.
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students.
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way.
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society.
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher.
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development.
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language.
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning.
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests.
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Proje / Tasarım 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 8 128
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Final examination 1 2 2
Assignment 8 1 8
Performance Task (Application) 2 4 8
Total Workload 179
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 7.16
dersAKTSKredisi 7