Teaching and Assessing Young Learners


Joanna Rodiki Petrides, European University of Cypress

Course Description

This course provides you with a solid foundation using appropriate methods and techniques for teaching language skills, vocabulary, and grammar to school-age learners in an EFL context. You will also learn about the importance of language acquisition for young learners’ physical, social, and cognitive development and discuss the factors that contribute to these learners’ success.

Given the diversity of learning contexts worldwide, you will also talk about cultural aspects of language acquisition and learn how to address diverse students’ needs and learning styles. You will also explore assessment approaches and tools to help you accurately evaluate students’ learning and proficiency, and use the information for targeted instruction.


9 September–20 October 2015

Who Should Attend?

EFL teachers, program directors, and administrators who work with school-age learners.


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About the Instructor

Joanna Rodiki Petrides has more than 20 years of experience in the English language teaching field. A trained primary school teacher and EFL teacher and teacher trainer, she currently works as the Deputy Head in Primary Education and as a Scientific Associate at the European University of Cyprus (Foreign Language Teaching in Primary Education classes). She has a teaching diploma from the Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus, a bachelor of education and her doctorate in the Teaching of Modern Languages from the University of Surrey Roehampton, United Kingdom, and a master of arts in applied linguistics for language teaching from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Her areas of interest include teacher training, online teaching, foreign language teaching, material design, curriculum development, and implementation of information and communication technologies in education.