The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners celebrates the `coming of age' for the field of research in primary-level English Language Teaching. With 32 chapters written by international scholars from a wide geographical area including East Africa, Mexico, the South Pacific, Japan, France, the USA and the UK, this volume draws on areas such as second language acquisition, discourse analysis, pedagogy and technology to provide:
An overview of the current state of the field, identifying key areas of TEYL.
Chapters on a broad range of subjects from methodology to teaching in difficult circumstances and from Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) to gaming.
Suggestions of ways forward, with the aim of shaping the future research agenda of TEYL in multiple international contexts.
Background research and practical advice for students, teachers and researchers.
With extensive guidance on further reading throughout, The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners is essential reading for those studying and researching in this area.
Sue Garton is a Reader in TESOL and Associate Dean of External Relations within the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University, UK.
Fiona Copland is a Professor of TESOL and Associate Dean of Research within the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling, UK.