COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Teaching English to Young Learners I YDI   301 5 2 3 5

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Instructors
Doç.Dr.HASAN BEDİR1. Öğretim Grup:A
Doç.Dr.RANA YILDIRIM1. Öğretim Grup:B
Doç.Dr.RANA YILDIRIM1. Öğretim Grup:C
Doç.Dr.GÜLDEN İLİN1. Öğretim Grup:D
Doç.Dr.GÜLDEN İLİN1. Öğretim Grup:E
Doç.Dr.HASAN BEDİR2. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
This course focuses on the teaching of English as a foreign language to young learners (TEYL) from both a theoretical and practical standpoint.
Content
Introduction to Young Learners (YLs): Characteristics of YLs; How YLs think and learn; Determining priorities, syllabus, and coursebook; The nature of activities for YLs; Classroom Language; teaching language structures; Teaching vocabulary; Stories: Reading and telling stories; Classroom management; Assessing YLs.

Learning Outcomes
1) Knows the background and development of teaching English to young learners (YLs)
2) Examines cognitive and affective characteristics of YLs
3) Examines how children learn languages
4) Reviews approaches to the analysis of language for teaching English to YLs
5) Examines the classroom management strategies, methodology, resources and materials used for teaching YLs
6) Reviews methods of evaluation and assessment used with YLs
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Students have knowledge on theory, practice and terminology in the area of learning and teaching English as a foreign language
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2
Knowledge on the basic concept, theories and movement in the areas of linguistics, culture, literature, translation and communication.
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3
Knowledge on learner variables such as age, level, learning styles and strategies and their impact on the process of learning and teaching English
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4
Students have knowledge on qualitative and quantitative research methods in the area
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5
Students can reconstruct knowledge by using pedagogical skills, and develop lesson plans, methods, materials, activities and assessment samples by taking learners´´ ages, levels and needs into account
X
6
Use information technologies effectively in the process of planning both learning and teaching by taking developmental characteristics and individual differences of learners into account
X
7
Analyze teaching materials with a critical perspective and adopt and develop these teaching materials
X
8
Evaluate the problems in the process of English language teaching and offer effective solutions to these problems
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9
Use teaching methods and techniques in order to develop learners´´ critical and creative thinking skills, and problem solving skills
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10
Evaluate the students´´ learning outcomes multi-directionally by using various methods
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11
Students can take responsibility as an individual and as a member of a team to solve the problems in English language teaching and can develop pedagogical knowledge and skills in a continuous manner
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12
Develop independent behavioral skills such as taking initiative and being creative in teaching practices
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13
Students can recognize themselves as individuals and use their strengths and learn from their weaknesses
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14
Use the ways to access information effectively
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15
Use language learning strategies effectively
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16
Students can use information and communication strategies in the area of English language teaching
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17
Be aware of cultural factors at a national and international level which might be influential in English language teaching
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Students can recognize the structure, purpose and function of the National Education System and act in accordance with the legislation, democratic, social, scientific and cultural values, and professional code of ethics
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Communicate with the school administration, parents, colleagues and non-governmental organizations in order to develop individual, psychological, ethical, social and cultural skills of learners
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Students can have professional self-confidence and grasp , internalize and implement social and cultural responsibilities as a teacher
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction to Young Learners: Characteristics of YLs Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
2 How children think and learn Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
3 How children learn languages Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
4 Determining priorities, syllabus, and coursebook Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
5 The nature of activities for YLs Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
6 Teaching language Structures to YLs Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
7 Teaching language Structures to YLs Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
8 Mid-term Exam Revision
9 Teaching vocabulary to YLs Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
10 Teaching vocabulary to YLs Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
11 Stories: Reading and telling stories Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
12 Rhymes, songs, games and drama activities Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
13 Classroom language Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
14 Classroom Management and assessment Background knowledge concerning the topics covered in the 2nd year methodology and linguistics courses
15 Revision- Paper submission Reading
16-17 Final exam Revision

Recommended or Required Reading
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