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degree courses
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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION
Course unit
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4 (Sede di Verona)
SUP3050875, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (Ord. 2011)
IA1870, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (Ord. 2011)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLA VETTOREL

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 2.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 4th Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 2.0 24 26.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
CREEK HILARY ANNE (Membro Effettivo)
TENCA EMANUELA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 NOVELLO ALBERTA (Presidente)
TENCA EMANUELA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: B1 CEFR language level (English)
Target skills and knowledge: Objectives

The main aim of the workshop is to provide students with methodological tools to teach English to young learners (primary school), and more specifically to:

- develop knowledge of the main approaches, techniques and didactic tools to teach English to young learners (primary school)
- develop familiarity with topics related to the pedagogic implications of the current sociolinguistic complexity of English (World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca)
- be able to plan and develop activities and materials to teach English to young learners (primary school)
- be able to choose adequate techniques, tools and materials to teach English to young learners (primary school)
Examination methods: During the oral exam, to be held in English, students will discuss topics related to the course, starting from materials and activities part of the Individual Learning Portfolio that was developed during the course, supporting their choices as to activities and materials.
Assessment criteria: The final mark will be expressed as ‘idoneo/non idoneo’, and evaluation criteria will take into account the ability to:

● adequately illustrate and discuss the contents of the Individual Learning Portfolio
● connect the activities included in the Individual Learning Portfolio with the methodological framework, adequately supporting and motivating the rationale within which they were planned

Pre-requisite for the exam: B2 CEFR language level (English)
Course unit contents: Topics and issues related to the main approaches, techniques and strategies to teach English to young learners children will be explored during the course, including the development of the four skills (listening and speaking in particular), as well as on how to evaluate and design ELT materials for young learners. The course will include work on the following areas: young learners’ characteristics; English, Englishes and ELF: implications for the language classroom; developing the four skills; lesson planning; creating, adapting and evaluating activities for young language learners; drama and storytelling; songs/chants and game activities.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: After an introductory session with issues and materials related to the lesson topics, students will work cooperatively in pairs/small groups, with individual contributions in the development of activities. Lessons will be integrated by online materials and activities within the dedicated e-learning Moodle class. The course will be held in English.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Materials (power point slides, articles and essays distributed during the lessons) can be integrated with the books in the reading lists (basic and additional).
Reading list

Cameron L. 2001. Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Moon J. 2005. Children Learning English. Oxford: MacMillan.
Pinter A. 2006. Teaching Young Language Learners. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Slattery M., Willis J. 2003. English for Primary Teachers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Additional readings
Balbi R. 2010. L’apprendimento dell’inglese. Proposte per la scuola primaria. Roma: Carocci Faber.
Bianchi C., Corasaniti P., Panzarasa N. 2004. L’inglese nella scuola primaria. Roma: Carocci Faber.
Lopriore L. 2012. Buzzwords in ELT. Roma: Anicia.
Santipolo M. (ed.). 2012. Educare i bambini alla lingua inglese. Lecce: PensaMultimedia
Thornbury S. 2006. An A-Z of ELT. Oxford: MacMillan.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cameron L., Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge: Cambridge Unievrsity Press, 2001.
  • Moon J., Children Learning English. Oxford: MacMillan, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Pinter A., Teaching Young Language Learners. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Slattery M., Willis J. 2003., English for Primary Teachers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo