Postgraduate Course: TESOL for Young Learners (EDUA11026)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|This module builds on a number of issues which have been covered in the TESOL core modules and reconsiders them in the light of what is known about teaching young learners and their learning. Course participants will consider how learning English fits into the overall learning experience of young learners, what insights research has given into the ways in which children's thinking develops, and the implications of this for learning and teaching English. The module will consider course and lesson planning and management, language input, materials, assessment and evaluation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
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Course Delivery Information
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Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|After completing this module, course members will be able to:
1. Define the working context;
2. Discuss critically a variety of theories relating to how children's thinking and learning develop;
3. Critically evaluate research findings on how children learn their mother tongue, and the implications these have for learning and teaching a second/additional language;
4. Identify the issues involved in evaluating activities, materials, lessons and assessment;
5. Plan classroom work from a knowledge of principles, and justify decisions reached;
6. Devise tasks and activities appropriate to specific learners, taking into account the context, culture and their needs;
7. Develop a range of ways to give feedback to pupils and elicit feedback from them;
8. Reflect critically on the processes involved in planning, executing and evaluating a set of lessons/activities.
|Course participants will demonstrate their ability to design and evaluate a short course or series of lessons using the tools and techniques encountered in the module; the lessons should develop a specific area or learning with a specific group of learners. Course participants will also demonstrate an ability to justify choices made from a range of theoretical possibilities; in addition he/she will be able to critically reflect on the processes involved.
The assessment will be equivalent to 5,000-7,000 words and will comprise:
- lesson plans (20% of total marks awarded)
- materials and resources for activities (20% of total marks awarded)
- rationale for the course/lessons (60% or total marks awarded)
|Mrs Yvonne Foley
|Mrs Moira Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206