This course aims to help parents, teachers and those who are interested in children’s literature in English. Course participants learn how to interpret, select and make use of children’s literature (in different genres like picture books, sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction) to achieve a variety of purposes, such as:
- Fostering reading for pleasure – a vital part of language acquisition
- Cultivating good reading habits for personal growth
- Identifying their children’s language learning needs and addressing them
- Designing practical follow-up activities leading to the target learners’ long-term language development
- Introducing Children’s Literature and its Different Genres
- Understanding Children’s Needs
- Addressing Children’s Needs
- Designing Follow-up Activities
Children’s Literature and Second Language Acquisition: The Hong Kong and UK Situations
Analysing Relevant Research Findings
Sharing from the Teachers, Parents and Children
Demonstrating Teaching Methods and Material Preparation
- Children’s Literature and Second Language Acquisition: The US Situation
- Analysing Relevant Research Findings
- Sharing from the Teachers, Parents and Children
- Demonstrating Teaching Methods and Material Preparation
- Assignment* Presentation (video-recorded)
- Instructor and Students Giving Feedback on Projects**
- Target Learners Giving Feedback on Projects**
(Target learners’ participation is encouraged)
Each course participants selects an item of children’s literature. Design an activity practising the teaching-learning or English language acquisition through children’s literature.
Students will decide their target learners, where applicable, class size, language proficiency/level, and design their teaching-learning material, duration, etc. Do the follow-up activity between Sessions 5 and 6. Bring along their target learners to Session 6 in which the target learners will give feedback on the activity.
* Subject to change, depending on the course participants' and their target learners' needs.
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
|Start Date||21 Sep 2019|
Days / Time
- Saturday, 10:30am - 1:30pm
- 6 meeting(s)
- 3 hours per meeting
- Hong Kong side (To be confirmed)
Anyone attaining Grade D in English Language in HKCEE or Level 3 in English Language in HKDSE Examination.
- Course Fee : HK$2,800
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