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Characteristics of young learners
*Sensori-motor Stage (0-2 years of age.
*Pre-Operational Stage (2-7 years of age)
*The Concrete-Operational Stage (7-11 yeas of age)
*The Formal-Operational Stage (11 and so on)
Limited attention span in YLs
Challenges and Solutions in the Teaching of YLs
Suitable Conditions of Learning (Moon)
More hours of English at school.
Realistic aims and expectations.
Competent EYL teachers.
Age-Appropriate Methodology and Curricula.
Plan Long term
The Challenge of Teaching Children (Carol Read)
Bear in mind
*Proceed slowly and gradually when introducing techniques, topics,..
*Give reason for the things that are introduced.
*Establish Clear Rules
*Routines with familiar procedures.
*Make responsibilities Explicit.
*Adap Specific Strategies.
*Value children and their work.
Take into account the 3rs
Young learners chronological age span (Nunan)
*from 3 to 15 years old.
Stages of learning:
Follows one-step instructions.
Follows two-step instructions.
Follows three-step instructions.
Understands symbolic concepts.
Likes reading or being reading to.
Like playing with words.
Groups abstracts concepts.
They have a Holistic Approach of LG.