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EDUC 5981M Reading List

Teaching Languages to Young Learners, 2021/22, Semester J05
Tag Sahakyan
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Alexander, R. (2000). Culture and pedagogy : international comparisons in primary education ISBN: 0631220518 pbk; 063122050x (cased) : No price ISBN: 0631220518 pbk; 063122050x (cased) : No price. Oxford and Malden: Blackwell Publishers, Ltd.

Baldauf, R.B, Jr. Kaplan, R.B., Kamwangamalu, N. M. and Bryant, P. (Eds.) (2012). Language planning in primary schools in Asia ISBN: 9780415520843 (hbk.) : £80.00; 0415520843 (hbk.) : £80.00. Oxon: Routledge.

Bialystok, E. (1987) Words as Things: development of word concept by bilingual children. Studies in second language acquisition. 9: 133-140.

Bland, J. (Ed) (2016). Teaching English to young learners : critical issues in language teaching with 3-12 year olds, Bloomsbury.  Extract available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Bloom, P (2004) How children learn the meaning of words Cambridge, MA:MIT Press

Brown, H.D. (2000) Principles of language learning and teaching (4th Edition)

Bruner, J. (1983) Child's talk : learning to use language. Oxford: Oxford University

Butler, Y.G. (2004) What Level of English Proficiency Do Elementary School teachers Need to Attain to teach EFL? TESOL quarterly. Vol. 38, No. 2

Butler, Y.G. 2015. English language education among young learners in East Asia: A review of current research (2004-2014). Language teaching., 48, pp 303-342.

Cameron, L. (2001) Teaching languages to young learners Cambridge University Press. Core

Cameron, L. (2001) Teaching languages to young learners Cambridge University Press.  Chapter 1 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Cameron, L. 1994. Organising the World: children's concepts and categories, and implications for the teaching of English. ELT journal. 48(1): 28-39.

Chambers, G. N., “The Target Language Revisited”, in Teaching and teacher education. ISSN: 0742-051x, 36, 44-54, 2013.

Copland, F. and Garton, S. 2014. Key themes and future directions in teaching English to young learners. ELT journal. ISSN: 0951-0893 68 (3): 223-230.

Copland, F. Garton, S. and Burns, A. (2014). Challenges in teaching English to young learners: Global perspectives and local realities. TESOL quarterly. ISSN: 0039-8322, 48(4): 738-762.

Copland, F. and Garton, S. (Eds). 2018. Young learner education ISBN: 9781942799733 (TESOL Voices). TESOL Press.

Crosse, K. (2007) Introducing English as an additional language to young children : a practical handbook Paul Chapman Publishing.

Del Pilar Garcia Mayo, M. (ed). (2017). Learning foreign languages in primary school : research insights ISBN: 9781783098095 (pbk.); 9781783098101 (hbk.); 9781783098132 (ebk., kindle); 9781783098118 (ebk., Pdf); 9781783098125 (ebk., Epub). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Donaldson, M. (1978) Children's minds London, Fontana Press.

Dörnyei, Z. (2001). Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom. Cambridge: CUP.  Dörnyei, Z. (2005). Psychology of the language learner : individual differences in second language acquisition ISBN: 0805847294. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc.

Elley, W. 1989. Vocabulary acquisition from listening to stories. Reading research quarterly.. XXIV (2): 175 - 187.

ELT journal. ISSN: 0951-0893 Special Issue 2014 : Teaching English to young learners. Vol 68 Issue 3.

Emery, H. and Rich, S. (2015). Teaching English to young learners ISBN: 9781942223450 (pbk.); 1942223455 (pbk.). TESOL Press.

Enever, J. (2018). Policy and Politics in Global Primary English. Oxford University Press.

Enever, J. and Lindgren, E. (eds). (2017). Early language learning : complexity and mixed methods ISBN: 9781783098316 hardback alkaline paper; 1783098317 hardback alkaline paper; 9781783098309 paperback alkaline paper; 1783098309 paperback alkaline paper ISBN: 9781783098309 (pbk : alk. paper); 9781783098316 (hbk : alk. paper); 9781783098347 (kindle). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Enever, J., Moon, J. and Raman, U. (eds) (2009). Young learner English language policy and implementation : international perspectives. Reading: Garnet Publishing.

Fathman, A. (1975) ‘The relationship between age and second language productive ability’. Language learning25:245-266.

Garton, S. and Copland, F. (Eds). 2018. The Routledge handbook of teaching English to young learners ISBN: 9781138643772 (hardback); 9781315623672 (e-book). Routledge.  

Halliwell, S. (1992) Teaching English in the primary classroom Longman.

Harley, B. and M.King. 1989. Verb Lexis in the Written Composition of Young L2 Learners. Studies in second language acquisition. 11: 415-439.

Harmer, J. (2001) The practice of English language teaching. Longman.

Johnson, K (2001) An introduction to foreign language learning and teaching Harlow: Pearson

Jones, J. and Coffey, S. 2017. Modern foreign languages, 5-11 : issues for teachers. Third edition. Abingdon: David Fulton.

Kaminska, P. (2000) Keywords: A creative way to remember words. Modern English teacher.. 9(4), 56-57.

Khan, A. (1999) Dealing with unfamiliar words in a text. Modern English teacher. 8(3), 36-37.

Lightbown, P.M. and Spada, N. (1999) How languages are learned Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 3 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

McKay, P. (2006). Assessing young language learners. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mitchell-Schuitevoerder, R. and Mourao, S. (eds) (2006) Teachers and young learners : research in our classrooms. YLsig anniversary publication, IATEFL, Darwin College, Cantebury, Kent.

Murphy, V. (2014). Second language learning in the early school years : trends and contexts. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nikolov, M.(ed) 2009. Early learning of modern foreign languages : processes and outcomes ISBN: 9781847691453 (pbk.) : £29.95; 9781847691460 (hbk.) : £69.95; 1847691463 (hbk.) : £69.95; 1847691455 (pbk.) : £29.95; 9781847691477 (ebook) : £69.95; 1847691471 (ebook) : £69.95. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Nikolov, M. (Ed). (2009). The age factor and early language learning ISBN: 9783110218275 (hardcover : alk. paper); 3110218275 (hardcover : alk. paper). Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Nunan, D. (2003) The Impact of English as a Global Language on Educational Policies and Practices in the Asia-Pacific Region. TESOL quarterly.. Vol. 37, No. 4.

Nunan, D. (2011). Teaching English to young learners ISBN: 9780615401027; 0615401023. Anaheim University Press.    

Oyama, S. (1976) A sensitive period for the acquisition of nonnative phonological system. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.., 5, 261-284

Phillips, S. 1993. Young learners Oxford: Oxford University Press

Pinter, A. (2006) Teaching young language learners, Oxford University Press     

Pinter, A. (2011) Children learning second languages, Palgrave MacMillan  

Read, C. (1998) Teaching English in Primary Schools: Towards whole learning. In Gika, A.S. and Superfine, W. Young learners : creating a positive and practical learning environment : papers from the joint conference held in Madrid 6-7 Feb 1998.. The British Council. Iatefl.

Reilly, V. and Ward, S.M. 1997. Very young learners Oxford: OUP.

Rich, S. (Ed). 2014. International perspectives on teaching English to young learners, Palgrave MacMillan   Extract available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Robinson, Penelope J. (2005). "Teaching key Vocabulary in Geography and Science Classrooms: An Analysis of Teachers' Practice with Particular Reference to EAL Pupils' Learning". Language and Education, 19: 5, 428-445.

Sassoon, R. (1995) The acquisition of a second writing system Intellect. Bristol. UK.

Schmitt, N. (2000) Vocabulary in language teaching Cambridge. CUP. Chapter 8 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Schmitt, N. and Schmitt, D. (1995) Vocabulary notebooks: theoretical underpinnings and practical suggestions. ELT journal. 49(2), 133-143.

Schouten-van Parreren, C. 1989. Vocabulary Learning through Reading: Which Conditions should be met when Presenting Words in Texts? AILA Review 6: 75-85 - Available online:   

Scott, W. A., & Ytreberg, L. H. 1990. Teaching English to children London: Longman.

Scovel, T. (2001) Learning new languages : a guide to second language acquisition Canada: Heinle and Heinle.

Spolsky, B. and Y-I Moon (Eds). (2012). Primary school English-language education in Asia : from policy to practice ISBN: 9780415534062 (hbk.) : £80.00; 0415534062 (hbk.) : £80.00. New York and London: Routledge.

Ur, P. 1996 ‘Characteristics of a good practice activity’. A course in language teaching : practice and theory Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Verhallen, M. and R.Schoonen. 1993. Lexical Knowledge of Monolingual and Bilingual Children. Applied linguistics. 14 (4), 344-363.

Verhallen, M. and R.Schoonen. 1998. Lexical Knowledge in L1 and L2 of third and fifth graders. Applied linguistics. 19 (4), 452-470. Washington DC, USA

Whitehead, M.R. (2002) Developing language and literacy with young children Paul Chapman Publishing. London.

Wood, D. (1998) How children think and learn : the social contexts of cognitive development (2nd edition) Oxford. Basil Blackwell

This list was last updated on 08/01/2022