General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Introduction to the methodology of teaching English to young learners
Language English
Module lecturer mgr Joanna Kotowska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position senior lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 11-RME-11-a


30 hours of practical classes, 15 weeks

Module aim (aims)

The aims of the course are:

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



Week 1:            Characteristics of young children as language learners

Week 2:            To speak or not to speak English in class

Week 3 - 4:       Organising language classroom / classroom management

Week 5:              Teaching listening

Week 6 -7          Teaching vocabulary . Ways of memorizing vocabulary

Week 8 -9          Story telling

Week 10 -11:    Teaching speaking       

Week 12:          Teaching pronunciation – games and activities

Week 13           Planning a foreign language lesson for young learners

Week 14 -15:    Participants’ presentations

Reading list


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

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

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

Harmer, J. 2013. Essential Teacher Knowledge. Pearson (wybrane rozdziały)

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.Williams. 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