Teaching English to Young Learners: Critical Issues in Language Teaching with 3-12 Year Olds

Teaching English to Young Learners: Critical Issues in Language Teaching with 3-12 Year Olds

By: Janice Bland (editor)Paperback

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Aimed at student teachers, educators and practitioners, Teaching English Language to Young Learners outlines and explains the crucial issues, themes and scenarios relating to this area of teaching. Each chapter by a leading international scholar offers a thorough introduction to a central theme of English as a foreign language (EFL) with preteens, with clear presentation of the theoretical background and detailed references for further reading, providing access to the most recent scholarship. Exploring the essential issues critically and in-depth, including the disadvantages as well as advantages of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) with young learners, topics include: - task-based learning in the primary school; - storytelling; - drama; - technology; - vocabulary development; - intercultural understanding; - Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) scenarios; - assessment. Innovative and rapidly emerging topics are covered, such as immersion teaching, picturebooks in the EFL classroom and English with pre-primary children.

About Author

Janice Bland is Visiting Professor and Deputy Chair of Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of Munster, Germany. She is the author of Children's Literature and Learner Empowerment (2013) and co-editor of Children's Literature in Second Language Education (2012). Janice is also co-editor of the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Children's Literature in English Language Education.


Foreword, Carol Read (President of International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) Introduction, Janice Bland (Vechta University, Germany) 1. The Advantages and Disadvantages of English as a Foreign Language with Young Learners, Janet Enever (Umea University, Sweden) 2. Primary English and Critical Issues: A Worldwide Perspective, Shelagh Rixon (Freelance Researcher, UK) 3. English in Pre-primary: The Challenges of Getting it Right, Sandie Mourao (Freelance Researcher, Portugal) 4. Immersion Teaching in English with Young Learners, Kristin Kersten (Hildesheim University, Germany) and Andreas Rohde (University of Cologne, Germany) 5. CLIL Scenarios with Young Learners, Kay Bentley (Freelance Researcher, UK) 6. Task-based Learning with Children, Annamaria Pinter (University of Warwick, UK) 7. Language Development in Young Learners: The Role of Formulaic Language, Saskia Kersten (University of Hertfordshire, UK) 8. Grammar Templates for the Future with Poetry for Children, Janice Bland (Vechta University, Germany) 9. Developing Intercultural Understanding in Primary Schools, Patricia Driscoll (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK) and Helen Simpson (World Education Development Group, UK) 10. Oral Storytelling in the Primary English Classroom, Janice Bland (Vechta University, Germany) 11. The Potential of Picturebooks with Young Learners, Sandie Mourao (Freelance Researcher, Portugal) 12. Drama with Young Learners, Janice Bland (Vechta University, Germany) 13. Teaching Young Learners with Technology, Euline Cutrim Schmid (Schwabisch Gmund University of Education, Germany) and Shona Whyte (University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France) 14. Assessment and Portfolios, Carmen Becker (University of Hannover, Germany) 15. Developing Principled Materials for Young Learners, Brian Tomlinson (Freelance Researcher, UK) Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781472588562
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781472588562
  • weight: 477
  • ISBN10: 1472588568

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