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ET991 - English for Young Learners

  • Module code: ET991
  • Module name: English for Young Learners
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This option provides some theoretical underpinning for the teaching of English as a second/foreign language to young learners of different ages by focussing on the similarities and differences between child and adult second language acquisition both in formal, instructed and in informal contexts. The content covers research, theory and practice in relation to teaching second languages to young learners, taking examples from a variety of contexts worldwide. The module will encourage students to make links between classroom practices and relevant research and it will provide a forum for students to explore and critically evaluate issues of particular relevance involving teaching young language learners in their own contexts.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to show an understanding of the differences between teaching second languages to adults and children; deepen their knowledge about child development theories and their relevance for second language learning; deepen their knowledge about the theoretical underpinnings of child SLA; show a critical understanding of the relationship between research/theory and classroom practice for different age groups; show an understanding of the differences between children and adults as research subjects and appreciate the implications of this for practice.

Timetabled teaching activities

20 hours in Weeks 1-10 in Term 2, made up of input sessions and discussion and workshop activities

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/ma/modules/

Other essential notes

15 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ET991-15)
A (Assessed work only) 3000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Drama Education and English Language Teaching (X3BA) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PE) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PD) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 3