English in the Primary classroom (5 – 11yrs)


What is the course about?

The aim of this course is for teachers and teacher trainers to experience a range of interesting activities linking methodology and learning theories to the Primary classroom today. Sessions are practical, include a focus on multi‐media and technology for teaching purposes, and help teachers reflect on their approach to teaching today’s pupils.

Frequently Asked Questions

Primary level and Kindergarten teachers of English and other languages, who would like to refresh their teaching methods and techniques. Participants need to be at a minimum B1 level of English.

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

  1. a pre-course questionnaire which will enable trainers to learn about the participants’ backgrounds
  2. information about the Europass Mobility Certificate
  3. a recommended reading list to prepare participants for various aspects of the course
  4. information about York to prepare teachers for their cultural experience.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • To enable a better understanding of Primary Language Teaching and expand and build on previous knowledge, using a range of practical methodologies
  • To introduce new teaching methodologies and accompanying techniques, using hands-on experiential methods
  • To help teachers reflect on their own teaching methods and contexts and develop teaching skills
  • To introduce an awareness of technology and ICT in the classroom today
  • To exchange pedagogical information and knowledge in a multi-cultural context
  • To further develop participants’ own language skills
  • To experience the cultural heritage of York

The course ends with an evaluation session, where teachers are asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course, create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities which they would like to try out in their own classes. They are invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other courses.
If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
We can recommend a few accommodation options. Find out about them on our accommodation page.

In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.

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Fast Facts

Start date(s)
  • October 4th 2021
Max. group size
Min. age
Minimum CEF level
Starting from B1
Course materials
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
In York Course Formats
21 hours
Booking fee


Meet the trainers

Sample Course Programme

 Session One
Session Two

Session Three

MONDAYA Young Learner’s profile: Characteristics, Implications and NeedsGet them talking! Encouraging your students to speakLearner Preferences in Primary school learners
TUESDAYUsing dramaCo-operative learning (1)Dictations, lexical exercises and communication activities
WEDNESDAYSongs and music and their potentialTeaching language through project work: Task-based learningUsing videos, and films in the classroom
THURSDAYTell me a story! Using stories in the classroomCo-operative learning (2)Sample lesson plan design and development
FRIDAYAlternative approaches: Cuisenaire rods and Total Physical Response (TPR)Using computers, mobile devices and the Internet with Young LearnersLanguage development: Colloquial English and idiomatic language
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