English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

Online Course

Future Learn
English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

What is the course about?

English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development
The course English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development is an online class provided by British Council through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress.
Course description
  • 6 weeks
  • Teaching English to children while they’re still learning their mother tongue is a challenging but rewarding prospect. In this online course, you’ll learn how and why children learn best through play. What can parents and practitioners do to enable children to get the most out of a learning experience?
  • This course for parents and practitioners will explore how young children learn English and investigate many more aspects of early childhood learning and development.
  • British Council educators will share their insights and experiences, so that you can learn how to best talk to young children; how to create the best environment for them to learn English as an additional language; and how to monitor their progress.
  • Through articles, videos and live events you will hear from early childhood experts and parents, and see for yourself how young children learn inside the early years classroom. At every stage, you will be offered tips, advice and downloadable resources that will help you at teaching english as a foreign language to children.
  • You will join discussions and have the opportunity to interact live with our experienced educators.
  • Early childhood development
  • Children and language acquisition
  • The importance of play
  • Creating the right environment for play
  • Developing language through play
  • Encouraging emotional development
  • Developing language through interactions
  • Developing the whole child
  • Learning English in context
  • Guiding the learning experience
  • Helping children feel safe and happy
  • The importance of knowing the child well
  • Every child is unique
  • Observation
  • Assessment in the early years
  • Planning: building on what children can do
  • This course will be of interest to you if you are: a parent of young children who wishes to support their child learning an additional language; an English teacher or an early childhood practitioner; or someone who is interested in the area of child development and language acquisition.
  • If English is not your first language please be reassured that this course is suitable for those who have learnt English to around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR).
  • The principles of learning an additional language during early childhood apply to all languages, so if you are a parent, teacher or practitioner interested in teaching languages other than English, you will find plenty of relevant methods in 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.
  • Learning Time with Timmy – British Council
  • The British Council presents an innovative approach to learning English for 2-6 year olds in partnership with animators Aardman.

Prerequisites & Facts

English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

Course Topic

Language Teaching, Primary Education Teaching, Professional Development for Teachers, Teaching, Teaching English / TEFL

University, College, Institution

British Council

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / British Council you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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