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TEYL CERTIFICATE COURSE

ASSIGNMENT ONE - Care and Teaching of Young Children
 

After you have read through lessons 1 - 5, complete the questionnaire below. When you have  answered all the questions, click on SUBMIT at the bottom of the page.  Your assignment will be sent directly to us.
 
 

NAME  STUDENT NO. 
 

1. Describe five factors that have developed over the past 15-20 years that have had an impact on the need for younger children to learn a new language:

2. Explain the difference between the 'Instructivist' and 'Constructivist approaches to teaching young children:

3. Describe Dr. Howard Gardnerís Theory of Multiple Intelligences:
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4. What is usually the first problem a teacher of pre-school age children has?

5. What are some of the secrets to motivating young learners?

6. Explain the statement that discipline and punishment are not the same thing:

7. What is the most important factor that determines children's success in life?

8. What are eight ways in which children learn?

9. Why is it important that children are able to relate what you teach to their own world?

10. How can teachers encourage learning at home?

11. What is the difference between Simultaneous and Sequential Bilingualism?

12. Describe six fundamentals of teaching ESL to young learners?

13. What is the most important thing for a teacher to remember about teaching English to young children?

14. What do you understand in the statement "The classroom should be a constantly changing environment"?

15. If you had complete control over the design of your classroom, what would you do to make it 'Young learner friendly' ?

 

Once you have answered the questions and read them over, please click ONLY ONCE on 'Submit' below. Your responses will be sent immediately to us. We recommend that you print off a hard copy of your responses (or save them on your computer) in case we do not receive your submission and also for your own future reference. You may then continue to the next lesson.

As with many institutes, we do not grade assignments. The instructor will contact you to acknowledge receipt of your assignment. It will be judged 'satisfactory' or 'in progress'.  In the latter case, the instructor will discuss with you what needs to be done to bring it up to the 'satisfactory' level.

You may continue on to the next section whenever you are ready.  You do not have to wait to hear from your instructor.
 
 


 
 

Chapter 6