Organizational Basis of English Language Teaching in Slovak Kindergartens

Slovakia, ID LLCE2015-144

Pre-primary learners belong to a specific group of learners with particular characteristics and needs. English language teachers teaching in kindergartens should take this into account and adjust teaching to the needs of their learners. To do this, however, requires a good training for the teachers themselves. This paper deals with the organizational basis of English language teaching in pre-primary education in Slovakia with the focus on: mapping the kindergartens providing English language teaching to pre-primary learners in particular regions; training options for English language teachers in pre-primary education in Slovakia; accessibility of teaching materials and methodical manuals for teachers teaching English in Slovak kindergartens. 

Key words: kindergartens, pre-primary education, English language teachers