Teaching Young Learners (007X5B)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module will examine the difference in approach between teaching adults and teaching children, as well as the differences between teaching young learners below the age of 12 and teenagers. The importance of content-based teaching and task-based learning, educating the whole child, bilingualism, and second language learning and literacy will be considered and factors such as age, creativity, motivation, learning difficulties and discipline will be explored. Different young learner materials will be analysed and evaluated, as will different methods of assessment.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: