English Language IV (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S001194
Name of lecturer
Paola Vettorel
Coordinator
Paola Vettorel
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Lab. 1 A, Lab. 1 B, Sem. 1 B

Lesson timetable

Lab. 1 A
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.13 from Nov 12, 2014  to Nov 12, 2014
Wednesday 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.13 from Nov 12, 2014  to Nov 12, 2014
Lab. 1 B
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1 from Jan 21, 2015  to Jan 21, 2015
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.14 from Jan 14, 2015  to Jan 14, 2015
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM lesson Laboratory Aula Informatica WIN from Jan 21, 2015  to Jan 21, 2015
Sem. 1 B
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.13 from Dec 3, 2014  to Dec 10, 2014

Learning outcomes

The main aim of the course is to provide students with methodological and practical tools to teach English to young learners (primary school).

Syllabus

Course outline
Several approaches, techniques and strategies to teach English to primary school children will be explored during the course. We will focus on 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 topics will include: 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; assessment and self-assessment - the European Language Portfolio; cross-curricular and CLIL activities.
The medium of instruction will be English.

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.
McKay L.S. 2002. Teaching English as an International Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Santipolo M. (ed.). 2012. Educare i bambini alla lingua inglese. Lecce: PensaMultimedia
Thornbury S. 2006. An A-Z of ELT. Oxford: MacMillan.

Assessment methods and criteria

During the oral exam students will discuss teaching activities related to the course topics, starting from materials organized in individual Personal portfolios. Further information will be provided during the course.