The overall purpose of this project is to explore how English is taught to young learners in classrooms around the world. The main aims of the project are to:
- Discover what policy/syllabus documents inform TEYL practices around the world
- Investigate and map the major pedagogies that teachers use
- Better understand teachers’ perceptions of their roles and responsibilities, including the challenges they face
- Identify how local solutions to pedagogical issues can be effective and how these may resonate globally.
The questions we are trying to answer with this research are:
- How do policy/syllabus documents inform the practices of TEYL?
- What are the main learning and teaching activities that teachers use in their day-to-day practices?
- What similarities and differences in practices can be identified across learning environments and countries?
- What are TEYL teachers’ perceptions of their roles and responsibilities, including the challenges they face?
In answering these questions we also hope to go some way towards identifying local solutions to pedagogical issues that may be potentially relevant in informing teacher education and training in TEYL The study therefore seeks a global overview of TEYL while maintaining a focus on local contexts and local pedagogies.
If you're a teacher of English to young learners, you can help my simply completing a short questionnaire. This should take no more than fifteen minutes of your time. Find out more >>