Public University of Navarre

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Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 3 Period: 2º S
Department: Ciencias Humanas y de la Educación
ROOTHOOFT AA, HANNE (Resp)   [Mentoring ] NEMETH , KATALIN   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

Didáctico y disciplinar/ Lengua extranjera y su didáctica: inglés



Students will be provided with a basic theoretical background and will come across a great variety of didactic resources, techniques and activities with the aim of getting acquainted with different approaches to teaching English as a Foreign Language at Infant Education.


General proficiencies

2.1 Basic Proficiencies 

BP2 - Students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess skills which are usually demonstrated by developing and defending arguments and resolving problems in their area of study.

BP3 - Students are able to compile and interpret relevant information (normally within their area of study) in order to voice opinions which include reflection on relevant themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.

BP4 - Students are able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

BP5 - Students have developed those learning skills required in order to undertake further studies with a considerable degree of self-reliance.

2.2. General Proficiencies

GP1 - To be familiar with the objectives, curricular content and evaluation criteria of Early Childhood Education.

GP6 - To be familiar with the development of language in early childhood, to be able to identify possible dysfunctions and ensure correct development. Effectively address language learning situations in multicultural and multilingual contexts. Express themselves orally and in writing, and master the use of different techniques of expression.

GP7 - To be familiar with the educational implications of Information and Communication Technology, particularly television, in early childhood.

GP11 - To reflect on classroom practices in order to innovate and improve teaching. To acquire habits and skills for autonomous and cooperative learning, and promote it among children.

GP12 - To understand the function, possibilities and limits of education in today's society, and the core competences which affect early childhood education centres and the professionals who belong to them. To be familiar with quality improvement models as applicable to education centres.

2.3. Transverse Proficiencies

TP1 - To demonstrate a level of competence in English, French, German or Italian equivalent to the B1 level of the Council of Europe¿s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Specific proficiencies

SP1 - To be familiar with the objectives, curricular content, organization, methodology and evaluation criteria of Early Childhood Education.

SP5 - To reflect on classroom practices in order to promote innovation. To acquire habits and skills for autonomous and cooperative learning, and to be familiar with quality management models.

SP6 - To be familiar with the development of language in early childhood and identify possible dysfunctions. To acquire techniques which stimulate the development of language, to express themselves orally and in writing, and to master different techniques of expression.

SP11 -To maintain a critical, independent relationship with respect to knowledge, values and the institutions involved in education.

SP12 - To organize actively the processes of teaching and learning the contents of Early Childhood Education from a perspective of skills development.


Learning outcomes

Los resultados de aprendizaje son la concreción de las competencias que el estudiante adquirirá en la materia. Se establecen tres niveles:
- Óptimo: adquisición del 100% de las competencias y maestría en al menos el 75% de ellas.
- Medio: adquisición de la mayoría de las competencias pretendidas en la materia y maestría en aquellos aspectos que contribuyen a las competencias específicas del título.
- Deficiente: insuficiente adquisición de los aspectos que contribuyen a las competencias específicas del título.
Un estudiante obtiene una calificación de APTO si el nivel de aprendizaje es óptimo o medio.
Estos resultados de aprendizaje se concretan en:


At the end of the unit students will be able to:


R1: Demonstrate a B1+ language level both orally and in written form when dealing with class contents and communication.

R2: Discuss the theoretical principles that support early foreign language learning.

R3: Demonstrate knowledge of specific lexicon to talk about the language teaching/learning process.

R4: Apply their acquired theoretical knowledge on the design of a teaching proposal which includes an adaptatied story or song and a story telling task.

R5: Assess the suitability of a teaching proposal for a specific group of learners and for achieving pre-established aims.




5.1. Teaching methods

Code Description
TM1 Lecture with full attendance
TM2 Interaction in large group
TM3 Interaction in medium-sized group
TM4 Interaction in small group
TM4 Individualised interaction: tasks and guidelines for autonomous study


5.2. Learning activities

Code Description Present h. Non-present-h
LA1 Theory classes (foundation, examples, proven applications and developments) 30  
LA2 Practical classes or, in the event, practical experience (in the field) 28  
LA3 Preparation of papers and oral defence 6 42
LA4 Self-study/reading   42
LA5 Tutorials 2  
    66 84






Learning outcome Assessment activity Weight(%) It allows test resit Minimum
required grade
R1, R2, R3 Completion of homework reading/viewing assignments (tests in miaulario) 20% Yes, by taking all the tests again. 4/10
R1, R2, R3, R4   Recording of an intermediate project description and act-out 15% No Not applicable
R1, R2, R3, R5 Assessment of a teaching proposal 15% No Not applicable
R1, R2, R3, R4 Project act-out 15% No Not applicable
R1, R2, R3, R4 Project design 35% Yes, by handing in an updated project. 5/10




Unit 1. Early Language Teaching and Learning Foundations

Unit 2. Introducing Literacy in the EFL class

Unit 3. Teaching English with literary texts

Unit 4: ICT in ECEC



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The language of the course is English. English is used as a means of instruction and of communication.



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