• British Council

This course is part of the English in Early Childhood ExpertTrack


English in Early Childhood: Context and Communication

Study the importance of developing language in context and providing meaningful learning experiences that motivate young children.

English in Early Childhood: Context and Communication
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study2 hours
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Learn from language experts to deliver effective communication with children

On this two-week course, you’ll discover how to encourage talk and what to consider when communicating with young children.

The course has been produced by the British Council, global providers of high-quality English language courses and experts in language development. You’ll reflect on ways to communicate effectively with young children.

Understand positive communication strategies with children

You’ll learn how to communicate with young children in a supportive manner.

You’ll look at the considerations when talking to children, and what you can do to encourage language development. You’ll understand the different interaction types and how to use positive strategies to motivate children.

Learn how to encourage a child’s emotional development

You’ll look at the connection between a child’s well-being and their ability to communicate and why the interactions we have with children are so important for encouraging communication, and language development.

You’ll understand how to praise children and avoid labelling, in order to nurture a growth mindset, and how to develop a child’s confidence.

Support whole child development and learning English in context

Learn how to guide a child’s language learning experience and explore how children develop language in the context of relationships and the environment around them. You’ll learn how to make learning English meaningful, interesting and fun while developing the whole child while they learn many things at once.

What topics will you cover?

  • Encouraging talk - what should we consider when communicating with young children?
  • Emotional development - praise and labelling, nurturing a growth mindset.
  • Developing the whole child - learning many things at once.
  • Learning English in context - exploring activities and experiences that are motivating and meaningful.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Reflect on ways to communicate effectively with young children.
  • Explore meaningful learning and developing language in context.
  • Discuss emotional wellbeing and mindsets.

Who is the course for?

This course is for parents of young children, English teachers of young children and early years practitioners who want to understand and assist young children in learning English as an additional language. It will suit you if you have an interest in early childhood development.

Who developed the course?

British Council

The British Council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries connecting the best of UK culture with a global audience and providing high-quality English language courses.

About this ExpertTrack

Explore early childhood development and find out how you can support young children learning English as an additional language.

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