Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
3+2 English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 521 Teaching English to Children Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Non-area Elective 6 2 + 2 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Mirna Begagić, Assist. Prof. Dr. Mirna Begagić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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In this course the learning strategies of young children, the acquisition of the mother tongue as well as the learning of a foreign language, the classroom methods and techniques to be used when teaching English to young learners are covered. Young learner (K-6) course syllabuses (e.g.: story-based, content-based, theme-based, task-based), effective use of child literature within a chosen syllabus; video recordings of young learner classrooms with reference to classroom management, presentation of language

This course aims at equipping students with the ability to:
• Gain a theoretical and practical overview of how to teach ESL to children
• Examine the child development theories
• Investigate ways of incorporating ideas, and methodologies within to the school curriculum
• Gain a better understanding of how to teach phonics
• Learn where to find useful teaching resources and materials

  1. . Introduction to the course: syllabus, books, course objectives and contents, Ss’ Responsibilities
  2. The young language learner: 5-7 year olds- characteristics of the young language learners; 8-10 year olds- general characteristics; language development; variety in the classroom
  3. Class management & atmosphere: what is an ideal teacher (abilities and attitudes); the physical surroundings; arranging the desks; grouping Ss; classroom language
  4. Teaching language skills (current trends): receptive skills; listening in the classroom; listening to stories; independent listening
  5. Approaches to reading; different methods
  6. Teaching productive skills: presenting new language orally; dialogues and role play work; different activities
  7. Teaching productive skills: presenting new language orally; dialogues and role play work; different activities
  8. Midterm Exam
  9. Topic based work, course books and syllabus: choosing topic and planning time; assessment; different syllabi; options for course books
  10. . Planning your work: long term planning; short term planning; lesson planning
  11. The tools of the trade: materials for teachers and students; educational equipment; teaching with video
  12. MI theory; individual differences and motivation
  13. Evaluation: characteristics of tests; types of tests; writing and marking tests
  14. Games: innovative and interesting activities

  1. . Course review


    • Lectures
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)
    Term Paper
    Final Exam1
    Total: 0
    Learning outcomes
      • • Scott, Wendy A. , Ytreberg Lisbeth H.: Teaching English to Children. Addison Wesley Publishing Company (September 1990)
      • • Jeremy Harmer (2001), The Practice of English Language Teaching, Pearson Education Limited

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0