English Learning Areas in pre-primary classrooms

an investigation of their effectiveness

Sandra Jones Mourão, Penelope Robinson, Nam Joon Kang

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This research report presents an innovative approach to teaching English in pre-primary classrooms. The paper describes the development and implementation of the approach and evaluates the effectiveness of its key feature, the English learning area (ELA). The report and its appendices include the detailed lesson plans and copies of the teaching materials used successfully in the study. These resources, together with the description of the approach, will be of interest to teachers wishing to develop their own practice in teaching English in pre-primary classrooms.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBritish Council
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)978-0-86355-768-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameELT Research Papers 15.02


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Mourão, S. J., Robinson, P., & Kang, N. J. (2015). English Learning Areas in pre-primary classrooms: an investigation of their effectiveness. (ELT Research Papers 15.02). London: British Council.