Barcelona, Spain

Resources for Teaching and Learning English in Infant and Primary Education

online course
when 20 June 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 850

Teachers are bombarded with proposals to innovate in their lessons but teaching English is sometimes a rather solitary task. The main purpose of this course is to offer people interested in the field of foreign language teaching “food for thought” and resources to make children’s learning experiences much more updated, fun, simple, dynamic and adapted to the 21st century competencies and skills they need to master.

The course is divided into 15 three-hour thematic sessions. Each session will evolve around one particular relevant topic related to the teaching of English to young and very young learners (students aged 3-12), but connections will be made between one session/topic and the others. All sessions will combine brief theoretical explanations with a broad array of practical activities in which participants are expected to engage. Attendees will also be asked to participate and/or lead group discussion to share (and contrast) their opinions, ideas, knowledge, beliefs, doubts, and experiences upon the implementation of the practical activities done in class.

No prior experience in teaching English to children and very young children is required. Yet, the course is designed to suit the needs of in-service teachers, too. The lessons will be carried out entirely in English; consequently, participants are expected to have a good command of the target language.

Given the practical nature of the course, a minimum of 80% attendance is compulsory.

Course leader

Dolors Masats, Maria Mont, Nathaly González-Acevedo
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

No prior experience in teaching English to children and very young children is required. Yet, the course is designed to suit the needs of in-service teachers, too. The lessons will be carried out entirely in English; consequently, participants are expected to have a good command of the target language.

Course aim

Teachers are bombarded with proposals to innovate in their lessons but teaching English is sometimes a rather solitary task. The main purpose of this course is to offer people interested in the field of foreign language teaching “food for thought” and resources to make children’s learning experiences much more updated, fun, simple, dynamic and adapted to the 21st century competencies and skills they need to master.

Fee info

EUR 850: The course fee for international and national students (non-UAB students) is € 850 but those who register before April 30 will get 20% discount.

Scholarships

No but there is 20% discount on the tuition fee if prospective students register before April 30th.