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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
12  18 
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: VALENTIN CARCELEN BALLESTEROS - Group(s): 12  18 
Phone number
Office hours
Facultad de Educación. Departamento de Inglés. 1ª planta
967-599200 (2895)

2. Pre-Requisites

There is no level required. The level taught is B1.1

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Training in English language and methodology for very young learners is essential for student teachers due to the importance given to the foreign language subject in Early Chidhood  Education together with the emergence of new legislation concerning plurilingualism. In this sense, the course unit intends to delve into the practice of the five communicative skills of the English language to develop the communicative competence in English. Likewise, it intends to show methodological aspects and didactic implementations of the English language in Early Childhood Education classrooms and teach the basic didactic principles for their future career as ECE teachers.

The course unit Foreign Language and Teaching I: English is included in the Module 1.1.4 (Basic Training in Foreign Language).


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
CB04 Transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions for both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
CG06 Know the evolution of language in early childhood, know how to identify possible dysfunctions and maintain observation to ensure a proper development. Efficiently address language-learning situations in multicultural and multilingual contexts. Express oneself orally and in writing and dominate different expression techniques.
CT01 Knowledge of a second foreign language.
CT03 Correct oral and written communication.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Know how to programme units of work that are appropriate for the levels of foreign language, bearing in mind the procedures of the classroom.
Be able to understand the principal ideas of an oral speech in standard language that deals with everyday topics relative to work, school, free time, etc.
Be able to write simple, cohesive texts about various everyday topics within one¿s field of interests.
Be able to form a simple oral description of a variety of topics of one¿s interest.
Know how to orally communicate and interact with a certain level of confidence, participate without prior preparation in conversations which address everyday topics, express personal opinions, and exchange information about habitual topics of personal interest, or which are pertinent to daily life.
Know how to read written texts about concrete facts that deal with topics related to one¿s specialty at a satisfactory level.
Know the basic characteristics of the teaching-learning process related to the English language skills for Early Childhood Education.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: English language and usage
    • Unit 1.1: Functional contents
    • Unit 1.2: Lexis
    • Unit 1.3: Grammar
    • Unit 1.4: speaking and interaction
  • Unit 2:
    • Unit 2.1:
    • Unit 2.2:

All the contents will be studied according to the European common framework of reference for languages

7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
In-class Debates and forums [ON-SITE] Debates CB04 CG06 CT01 CT03 0.72 18 Y N Debates, forums and other activities of speaking and oral interaction in which students will express on their own or with their classmates. Those who take part on a regular basis along the academic year and get at least 4/10 will pass the oral section this way.
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures CB04 CG06 CT01 CT03 1.8 45 N N Presenting the contents, grammar, vocabulary,etc. Recalling prior material. Techniques to develop production and receptive skills. Introducing the basic aspects of the teaching-learning process of English in Early Chidhood Education.
Progress test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CB04 CG06 CT01 CT03 0.4 10 Y N Assessable oral and written activities similar in format to those of the exam. Its corresponding percentage will be taken into account if they improve the final mark, and only when the teaching, oral and written sections have been passed.
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CB04 CG06 CT01 CT03 0.08 2 Y Y Final written and oral exams. The written exam is for those students who have passed the Teaching section. The oral exam is for those students who have passed the written section and have not passed the oral exam with their participation in class. Marks will be at least 4/10. Otherwise, students will have to resit in the next call.
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work CB04 CG06 CT01 CT03 0.2 5 N N Expansion of knowledge of either of the English language section or the Teaching section (upon students' request). Solving doubts. Monitoring tasks. Correction.
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study CB04 CG06 CT01 4 100 N N English Language Section: Students' self-study (before and after the sessions). Reflection on one's own mistakes. Consulting reference materials. Reading comprehension. English Teaching section: Reflective learning on the different aspects of the teaching-learning process of English in Early Childhood Education.
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Cooperative / Collaborative Learning CB04 CG06 CT01 CT03 1.4 35 Y N Group projects will be done reinforcing the different contents of unit courses.
Project or Topic Presentations [ON-SITE] Cooperative / Collaborative Learning CB04 CG06 CT01 CT03 0.4 10 Y N Presentations of volunteering teaching and culture projects. This activity is related to the oral skills.
Total: 9 225
Total credits of in-class work: 3.6 Total class time hours: 90
Total credits of out of class work: 5.4 Total hours of out of class work: 135

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Portfolio assessment 0.00% 20.00%
Final test 65.00% 80.00%
Progress Tests 35.00% 0.00% Assessable progress tests along the year. They will be specified by the teacher at the beginning of the academic year. These marks will be added once the students have passed both the written and oral exams. This mark will only be taken into account if beneficial for the student. Otherwise, this percentage will go to the final exam.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Information for every call
    - In order to pass the subject it will be necessary to get at least 4/10 in the Teaching, Oral, and Written sections.
    - For the teaching section, students will have to present projects and take two tests during the course.
    - For the oral section, students can pass by means of their active and accurate participation. Otherwise, and from the extraordinary call on, they will have to do an oral exam.
    - For the written section, they will have an exam with listening and reading comprehension, use of English (vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar), and writing.
    - If students pass one part but fail another, the mark can be considered within the same academic year. However, no marks will be considered from different academic years. No marks will be kept beyond the extraordinary session.
    - If a student fails the written exam, the final mark will be the one obtained in it.
    - If they pass the written exam but fail the oral exam, the mark will be 4/10 by default.
    - If they fail the teaching section, the final mark will be 3/10 and the written exam will not be checked.
    - In order to pass the course unit, the final mark will be at least 5/10.
    - Any modification due to external circumstances (pandemic) will be documented by means of an addenda.
    - Any kind of plagiarism or academic fraud will lead to the consequences foreseen in the art. 9 of the REE regulating Student Evaluation in UCLM. The mark for that activity will be 0/10.
    For every mistake of those included in the "List of mistakes to avoid" (see Moodle), the student will miss -0.25 marks in the corresponding activity/test/presentation/exam up to a maximum of 3 marks. If the mistake is repeated, the repetition(s) will be also penalized.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    The percentage corresponding to the progress tests will go to the written exam by default. The other considerations of the continuous assessment will apply to them.

    The same criteria of the ordinary examination session apply.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The same criteria of the ordinary examination session apply.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
The same criteria of the ordinary examination session apply.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 2): English language and usage
Activities Hours
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 13
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 40
Progress test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 10
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 70
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 35
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 7
Group 13:
Initial date: 13-09-2022 End date: 19-10-2022
Group 15:
Initial date: 25-10-2022 End date: 22-11-2022
Group 16:
Initial date: 23-11-2022 End date: 21-12-2022
Group 17:
Initial date: 31-01-2023 End date: 29-03-2023
Group 18:
Initial date: 04-04-2023 End date: 17-05-2023

Unit 1 (de 2): English language and usage
Activities Hours
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 2.5
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 5
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 21

Unit 2 (de 2):
Activities Hours
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 2.5
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 5
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 5

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig, and Jerry Lambert English File Intermediate Multipack-A , Fourth Edition Oxford Oxford University Press 978-0-19-403572-9 2019 Texto base  
Mark Folley, Diane Hall My English Lab, With Key. Intermediate B1/B2 Pearson 2012  
Murado Bouso, José Luis Didáctica de inglés en Educación Infantil : métodos para la Vigo Ideaspropias 978-84-9839-123-7 2010 Ficha de la biblioteca
Pérez Esteve, P. y Roig Struch, V. Enseñar y aprender inglés en educación infantil y primaria Horsori 2007  
Swan M., Walter C. How English Works. A Grammar Practice Book Oxford Oxford University Press 1997  
Vale, D. and Feunteun, A. Teaching Children English. A training course for teachers of English to children Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2009  

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