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Welcome to the Teaching English to Young Learners Workshop.

Course Administrators: Ms Georgia Gyftoula and ms Thalia Hatzigiannoglou


Goal for the workshop: In this distance learning workshop, participants will be introduced to the fundamental principles of teaching English to Young Learners. Participants in this workshop will be able to go through some of the most important elements of teaching the language to children aged 6-12 and have the chance to elaborate on the integrated skills and content-based, experiential approach which language acquisition is based upon at this age.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify, evaluate and selectively apply a wide variety of stimulating and age-appropriate materials
  2. Go through the learning stages and connect them to the strategies needed to motivate and manage classroom-based language activities for young learners
  3. List the necessary steps to design and implement lesson plans appropriate for young children who study English as a second language.
  4. Get to know and use a collection of new resources and materials
  5. Familiarize with a variety of ICT tools available

Target Audience: EFL teachers in Alpha Athens School District (basic computer skills required)

Format for presenting the workshop: wiki (A wiki is usually a web application which allows people to add, modify, or delete content in collaboration with others)

Materials needed: free account in pbworks.com (all necessary material will be provided through the wiki), video, worksheets, information sheets, Web 2.0 tools

Skills needed: basic technology skills for email, navigating the Web (e.g., searches, downloading, uploading, using the course wiki), and file management (e.g., PDF, MS Word)

Workshop duration: 10 weeks (one module per week). There will be a countdown clock in each module to remind you of the time left for the assignments. 

Module 1: Get to know each other- reflect on what you already know about TEYL

Module 2: Methods and Approaches to Language Teaching

Module 3: Issues of Motivation & Class Management

Module 4: Listening & Speaking Skills 

Module 5: Reading & Comprehension Skills

Module 6: Vocabulary & Writing Skills

Module 7: Grammar - Tools for Teaching

Module 8: Assessment & Evaluation

Module 9: Design your own lesson plan

Module 10: Evaluate and provide feedback to peers


How to navigate the wiki

All Modules are presented on the "Pages and Files" (top bar)

Clicking on each module, participants will be able to view the material (Module Info) and get instructions for the assignments.

Each Module should be over within a week period. A countdown clock will be added on each module page to help you organize your time.

You can send a message to workshop participants by clicking the "Users" button on the top bar and then the name of the person you want to send the message to. 




Certificates will be awarded to participants who complete 90% of all assignments (Modules 9 and 10 are compulsory)


Now you can continue with Module 1


1. Click "Pages and Files" on the top bar.

2. Click on the "Module 1 Info " Folder

3. Click on the "Module 1: Introduce Yourself" page and read the instructions.

Alternatively, click here.

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