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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 18 hours of contact time and about 282 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

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: