Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 316 Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners Undergraduate 3 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 849 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ceylani Akay, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ceylani Akay, Assist.Prof.Dr. Ceylani Akay, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Students will gain an understanding of the mental and psychological patterns of young children and how these affect their acquisition of their native tongue as well as second languages. They will then learn classroom methods and techniques to be used when teaching English to young learners, as well as suitable material such as children\\\\\\\'s literature.

This course will enable participants to gain a full understanding of how young learners learn foreign languages; teaching listening, teaching speaking, teaching reading, teaching writing, teaching vocabulary, teaching grammar; learning styles and strategies; classroom management; topic-based lesson planning; materials evaluation and adaptation; assessment and evaluation. It also aims at covering contemporary issues related to ELT for young learners.

  1. Children learning a foreign language
  2. Leaning language through tasks and activities
  3. Learning the spoken language
  4. Learning words
  5. Visit to pre-schoo
  6. Learning grammar
  7. Learning literacy skills
  8. Midterm
  9. Learning through stories
  10. Theme-based teaching and learning
  11. Language choice and language learning
  12. Assessment and language learning
  13. Visit to primary school Observation
  14. Guest Lecturer
  15. Visit to Priamary school

  1. Introduction
  2. Task 1
  3. Task 2
  4. Task 3
  5. Task 4
  6. Task 5
  7. Task 6

  1. Midterm
  2. Task 7
  3. Task 8
  4. Task 9
  5. Task 10
  6. Presentations
  7. Presentations
  8. Revision

  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)130
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • demonstrate a general understanding of, and familiarity with the world of teaching English to speakers of other languages.
  • create an effective learning environment for learning to take place, utilizing different classroom management strategies, options and techniques.
  • write objectives and appropriate lesson plans.
  • Cameron, L. Teaching Languages to Young Learners (Cambridge, 2001)

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)1428392
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)1428392
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)133
Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
Preparation for Final Examination11515
Assignment / Homework/ Project11010
Seminar / Presentation12020
Total Workload: 849
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 34