- Teacher: Agnieszka Dwojak-Matras
The main aim of the course is to prepare the students for the role of a YL teacher. The trainees will be provided with background information regarding children's development and educational implications, involved in the teaching English to children at pre-primary and lower primary level. An overview of a variety of teaching methods, approaches and techniques appropriate for young learners will be presented. The students will be familiar with various techniques used to develop 4 language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will be equipped with the knowledge concerning the selection of appropriate techniques to introduce and practise vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Using games, songs, rhymes, chants and stories is one of the key areas, the course focuses on. Other themes that will be discussed during the course are as follows: selecting, evaluating and designing teaching materials, exploiting art and craft activities, projects and drama to develop linguistic skills, implementing educational technologies to enhance the teaching process, assessing the learners' progress, developing learning strategies in children, teacher-parents cooperation. The students will learn how to plan lessons for both age groups. They will be aware of the need for continuing professional development and reflection on their own teaching practice.
- Teacher: Izabela Jaros