Teaching English to children while they’re still learning their mother tongue is a challenging yet rewarding experience. On this ExpertTrack, you’ll learn how, as a parent or a teacher, you can help children get the most out of a language learning experience.
You’ll explore early childhood development and examine how young children learn English as well as discovering how and why children learn best through play.
Study with language development experts
You’ll learn from British Council educators, global providers of high-quality English courses. You’ll learn the best ways to talk to young children, how to create an enabling environment for them to learn English as an additional language, and how to monitor their progress.
Through articles, videos, and discussions, you’ll hear from both early childhood experts and parents, and see first-hand how young children learn inside an early years’ classroom. Along the way, you’ll gather tips, advice, and downloadable resources that will help you teach English as a foreign language to children.
Understand how children learn language through play
The ExpertTrack will give you the opportunity to understand the role of play in childhood development, specifically looking at the importance of play in language acquisition.
You’ll also discover the tools you can use to create a supportive play environment so that you can help grow a child’s language skills.
Learn how to effectively communicate with young children
You’ll learn the skills to talk to children to help them develop their language skills as well as aiding in their emotional development through techniques such as praise and labelling.
Discover enabling environments and how happy children learn better
This course will teach you how to build positive relationships with children and create enabling environments to promote their learning. You’ll identify the theory behind this, discovering the connection between learning and wellbeing, and how happy children are more likely to learn better.
From here, you will also learn how to support and challenge children to move their development forward, and measure their progress with assessments.
By the end of this ExpertTrack, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to provide a nurturing and supportive approach to teaching children English as an additional language.