While relevant literature presents us different studies examining teaching English to young learners from an application and practice perspective, its theoretical side, i.e., how to instruct pre-service teachers in foreign language departments to teach the language to young learner profiles is still an area needing investigation. Conducted in English Language Teaching department at a state university in Turkey, this case study was purposed to evaluate the effectiveness of integrating articles into TEYL II course. The participants were 36 students taking TEYL II course in the third grade. The data of this case study were collected through open-ended questions and classroom observations. The data were analyzed through conventional content analysis. The results revealed that integrating articles into TEYL II course had educational, linguistic, affective and individual/group-work-related contributions to participants. Setting out from the results, it can be suggested that articles can be rich sources of theoretical content and offer a scientific base for discussion. Besides, article integration in courses with applicable content is also suggested.
Teaching English to Young Learners, Article Integration, Foreign Language Education, ELT Department, Case Study
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Takkaç Tulgar, A. (2020). Integrating Articles into Teaching English to Young Learners II Course in ELT Department. The Qualitative Report, 25(9), 3255-3272. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2020.3348