This course is designed to introduce learners to the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) to young learners 3-10 years old. Through engaging videos and practical readings, learners will explore approaches for teaching English that are not only effective but also fun and engaging for children. They will learn techniques for teaching new vocabulary and grammar that encourage student participation. In addition, they will gain new ideas for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing in a meaningful context. Through learner-centered activities and group discussions, they will have many opportunities to share ideas with peers and apply course content to their learning environments.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain the reasons for teaching EFL at early ages
- Use effective approaches and techniques appropriate for young learners in the EFL classroom
- Develop appropriate activities for teaching the vocabulary, grammar, and the four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing to young EFL learners
- Apply best practices for TEYL to your local context
- Prepare an action or training plan to share your new knowledge and skills with other TEYL professionals in your community
Target Audience: Adult non-native English-speaking teachers of English and education professionals interested in professional development opportunities.
Course is offered by the AE E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360.