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English in Early Childhood

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Course Features

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Duration

6 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Beginner

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Effort

2 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

It can be challenging but rewarding to teach English to children who are still learning their mother tongue. This ExpertTrack will show you how to help your child learn English while they are still learning their mother tongue.

This course will explore the early years of childhood and how children learn English.

Learn from British Council educators about the best ways to communicate with children. How to communicate with young children and how to track their progress.

You'll learn from early childhood experts as well as parents through articles, videos and discussions. Also, you will see how young children learn in an early-years' classroom firsthand. You'll find tips, advice and download resources to help you teach English as an additional language to children.

The ExpertTrack will allow you to gain a better understanding of the role of play during childhood development, specifically the importance of language acquisition.

Additionally, you will learn the tools that can be used to create a positive play environment for children so they can improve their language skills.

You will learn how to talk with children. This will help you to improve their language skills and aid in their emotional development.

This course will help you build positive relationships with children, and create learning environments that encourage their learning. This course will help you understand the theories behind how learning and wellbeing are connected and how happier children learn better.

You will also learn how you can support and challenge children in order to help them develop and to measure their progress through assessments.

This ExpertTrack will equip you with the skills and knowledge to teach English to children as an additional language.

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Prerequisites/Requirements

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This ExpertTrack is for anyone who wants to use supportive and engaging techniques to teach English language to young children

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There are no requirements but it may be of particular interest to parents and teachers/practitioners, and those interested in early childhood development

What You Will Learn

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Investigate how children learn and how they acquire language

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Reflect on ways to communicate effectively with young children

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Discuss the importance of play and look at language development opportunities

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Explore meaningful learning and developing language in context

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Demonstrate the connection between learning and a child's well-being

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Identify ways to support and challenge children, and measure their progress

Target Students

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This ExpertTrack is for parents and practitioners who want to understand and assist young children in learning English as an additional language

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It will suit you if you have an interest in early childhood development

Course Instructors

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Sheona Gilmour

Instructor

More than 20 years experience working with early years children and young learners in kindergartens, schools and teaching centres. I never stop learning, growing and changing.
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Tracey Chapelton

Instructor

I have been teaching languages for over 25 years. I love the creative aspects of teaching and learning, and I now mostly work in the areas of teacher development and materials writing.
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