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 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 11-RC-11-a


2 hours (90 mins) a week

The classes will take place on Thursdays at 13.15 in Międzychodzka 5, room 113. The first meeting: the 13th of October, the second meeting 3rd November.

Module aim (aims)

The aims of the course are:

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 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