عنوان
The Role of Arts in Teaching English to Young Learners
نویسنده (گان)
Nouroddin Yousofi Elaheh Yousefvand Razi University of Kermanshah
چکیده مقاله
Teaching English as a foreign language to young learners varies in many ways from teaching adults. One of the major differences arises from the course design and the kind of tasks and activities covered in the books. More varieties of activities are needed to be used in the classroom in order to teach young learners and make the lesson an attractive process as well as making learning effective by making use of various intelligences and engaging different competences in the process of learning. This article intends to investigate the use of arts in current English teaching course books for young learners in Iran. It intends to analyze what forms of art are used in each book to help teaching and learning English as a foreign language, and to find out how much teachers stick to the tasks and designed activities in order to achieve the intentions of course designers. For this purpose ELT books including “Happy series”, “Hip Hip Hooray”, and “English Adventures” which are currently taught in different language institutes in Iran, are analyzed from the angle of vision of arts use in language teaching. The data is collected through book analyses, observation of English classes for young learners and discussions with groups of teachers to know about their beliefs. The result is hoped to be helpful for language teachers, course designers, and language institutes and to facilitate English learning for young learners.

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