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English for Young Learners: Language Education II

  • 7.5 credits

This is a course for you who lack teaching competence in English for young learners. You will develop advanced knowledge of how to use a communicative language teaching approach in the classroom, especially in the grades 4-6. The course is given in English.

You will develop advanced subject-specific knowledge of teaching English to young learners and the course addresses oral and written activities in the language classroom.

With a starting point in current research in language education and assessment of language competence you will be given situations to plan and evaluate your teaching in English as well as assess the childrens communication abilities in summative and formative ways.

You will develop, present and theoretically motivate classroom activities as well as overarching themes in which the young learners develop their communicative abilities with help of aesthetic teaching processes and digital resources.

Do you need a teaching qualification?

If you have a teacher degree in English for young learners you can obtain a teaching qualification for school years 4-6 attending the following courses:

English children's literature for primary school teachers, years 4-6, 7.5 credits

English for Young Learners: Language Education I, 7.5 credits

English for Young Learners: Language Education II, 7.5 credits

Language proficiency and theory for preschool class and school years 1–3, 7.5 credits

  • Course structure

    This is a part-time course given at distance with two mandatory seminars at campus.

    Once the course is in progress, the web-based learning platform Athena will be used for communication, learning activities and course assignments:

    Athena

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and seminars.

    Assessment

    Examination for this course consists of oral seminar assignments and written hand-in assignments.

  • Contact

    Teacher

    Ylva Sandberg, ylva.sandberg@isd.su.se

    Student Affairs Office

    Jorunn Nilsson, jorunn.nilsson@isd.su.se

    Student Counsellor

    Shona McLean, studievagledare@isd.su.se