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Variability of methods and techniques of foreign language teaching at early stage


We present an overview of traditional and modern methods used in teaching children a foreign language at an early age. Feasibility of earlier foreign language competence development and need for training specialists with a narrow focus in foreign language teaching in the preschool education system are justified. We describe the age and psychological characteristics of younger learners. The categories of learners are characterized depending on the type of information perception: visual learners, aural learners, verbal learners, physical learners, logical learners, social learners and solitary learners. The factors motivating them to learn are substantiated, including a foreign language acquisition. The authors describe the methods and techniques that are commonly used in teaching English, such as Total Physical Response, the Natural Approach, Audiolingual Method, Communicative Method, CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).


methods of foreign language teaching, early development, preschool age, student motivation, foreign language competence, language skills

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Theory and methods of foreign language teaching

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