13726 - English Language Teaching

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  • Teacher Richard Rice

  • Credits 8

  • SSD L-LIN/12

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Primary teacher education (cod. 8540)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Gender equality Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Basic notions for the  teaching of English in an Italian primary school setting

Course contents

This optional course offers a practcal introduction to the basic techniques needed the teaching English in a primary school situation. The course will look at objectives and the relevant methodology providing many practical examples of activity with particular reference to the use of force skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing and play-based activities that help children learn and reinforce new vocabulary and structures.  We will also be looking at that approaches such as the use of storytelling, nursery rhymes, "arts and crafts" and drama.

Above all the course sets out to provide a  series of activities that teacher can directly apply in the classroom- enjoyable basic activities to help teachers with their first steps in their  new career.


This year a register of attendance will be kept. Students who do not have at least 75% attendence will not be able to take the final exam


First Steps; Richard Rice . CLUEB

Young Learners – Sarah Phillips, OUP, this book is extremely practical and full of ideas for teaching

Another extremely valid practical book is 500 activities for the primary classroom by Carol Read published by Macmillan

Teaching methods

presentaion of teaching activities and discussion/analysis of practical activities.

Assessment methods

The end of course written exam will consist of the preparation of a typical primary school lesson or CLIL activity which reflects the activities and techniques that have been met during the course.


We remind you that a student will have to have at least 75% attendance in order to particiapte in the final exam

In order to take the final exam istudenst should enrol on Alma Esami within the prescibed deadline. Anyone who is unable to enrol due to technical difficuties before the prescribed date should communicate the probem to the "segretaria didattica" as soon as possible, before the closing date for enrolments. It will be up to the course lecturer to accept the enrollment. If you fail the exam it is possibe to try again in the same exam session should there be another available date.

the final mark will be out of thirty

Teaching tools

white board/projector/handouts/slides

Office hours

See the website of Richard Rice