General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Refresher Course in Teaching English to children
Language English
Module lecturer mgr Joanna Kotowska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position senior lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 11-RC-11-a


30 hours during 15 weeks

Classes on Wednesdays at 3 pm, Międzychodzka buildling. room 113

Module aim (aims)

The aims of the course are:

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

  1. Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)



Week 1:              Children as language learners. Different age groups.

Week 2:              The use of English as the main language of communication in the classroom. Giving instructions     

Week 3-4:          Classroom management, class organization

Week 4:              Improving listening skills

Week 5-7           Developing learner’s vocabulary - techniques, materials, activities.

Week 8:              Teaching reading

Week 9:              Using songs in language teaching

Week 10:           Using games in language teaching

Week 10-11:      CLIL – Content and Language integrated teaching

Week 12:           Planning a foreign language lesson for kids.

Week 13:           Evaluating materials

Week 14-15:      Participants’ presentations

Reading list

Cameron, L. & P.McKay. Bringing creative teaching into young learner classroom.  OUP

Dale, L.& R.Tanner. 2012. CLIL Activities. CUP

Deller,S. & C.Price. 2015. Teaching Other Subjects Through English.  OUP

Ellis, G. and J.Brewster. 1991. The Storytelling Handbook. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Halliwell, S. 1992. Teaching English in the Primary Classroom. Harlow: Longman.

Harmer, J. 2013. Essential Teacher Knowledge. Pearson (chosen chapters)

Nixon, C & M.Tomlinson. 2005. Primary Communication Box. CUP

Nixon, C & M.Tomlinson. 2005. Primary Pronunciation Box. CUP

Nixon, C & M.Tomlinson. 2001. Primary Activity Box. CUP

Nixon, C & M.Tomlinson. 2003. Primary Vocabulary Box. CUP

Philips, S. 1993 Young Learners, OUP

Pinter, A.  2017. Teaching Young Language Learners. Oxford

Puchta, H. & M.Willliams. 2011. Teaching Young Learners to Think. Helbling Languages

Scott, W.A. & L.H.Ytreberg. 1990. Teaching English to Children. Longman

Will, S & S.Reed. 2010. Primary Music Box. CUP: Cambridge