Using Stories (and Books) as Scaffolding for Our Young Language Learners

Annie Hughes


This paper sets out to show

  • Teachers of English to young learners need to support their learners’ general cognitive development and learning along with language learning
  • the use of stories has a very important role in teaching English to young learners (TEYL)
  • the use of stories and books can provide scaffolding for our young language learners in order to allow for acquisition of the target language in a meaningful and cognitively supportive way
  • the use of stories and books can be used to encourage our young learners to create more stories and books in the target language
  • young language learners can develop a focused and detailed understanding of language through interaction with stories and books.

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