Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners, 25 ECTS

The study module is organised by the School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education.

The language of  instruction is English. Each of the courses has a Moodle course (administered by the University of Eastern Finland) for which the education material and assignments are produced.

Target group

Teacher students, Students of International Master's Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication.

Structure of studies

After completing the minor subject studies of Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners students know early language learning/education and have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed in planning, implementing, evaluating and developing language education for young learners in pre-primary and primary education. Minor studies include theory and practice and both mother tongue and foreign language perspectives, multilingualism and multiculturalism, lifelong language learning.

2321201 Theoretical Perspectives on Early Foreign Language Learning
2321202 Theory and Practice of Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners
2321203 European Language Portfolio for Young Learners
2321204 Research in Early Language Education
2321205 Teaching Practice
2321202 Theory and Practice of Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners

Descriptions of study units, registration and timetables in WebOodi.

Additional Information

Professor Ritva Kantelinen
ritva.kantelinen(at)uef.fi
0294 45 2580