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ET9D2 - Teaching and Researching Young Language Learners

  • Module code: ET9D2
  • Module name: Teaching and Researching Young Language Learners
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module provides a solid theoretical knowledge base in teaching and researching young Learners, an important and growing field of study within TESOL internationally. The module aims to develop students’ critical understanding about the complex set of factors that contribute to the success of second language learning for children in any context.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of issues related to language learning in childhood; familiarise themselves key concepts, models and research findings in the area of child second language learning; understand and articulate complex relationships between contexts, learning opportunities and children’s characteristics as language learners; develop principled approaches to researching young language learners in specific TESOL contexts; develop principled approaches to teaching young language learners using appropriate materials and approaches in various TESOL contexts.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 hours per week in term 2 for 8 weeks ( 1 hour lecture and 1 hour seminar)

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Other essential notes

10 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ET9D2-10)
A (Assessed work only) 2000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Drama Education and English Language Teaching (X3BA) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught TESOL (X9PR) - Year 1