2003 年 40 巻 p. 191-210
Teaching English to children is getting more attention in the field of education because of the educational reform of 2002 set by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, which allows the implementation of English teaching as an option. to international understanding in the public school system in Japan. This may lead educators and teachers to explore effective teaching ways of English for children. Tbis paper will show theories and practices of teaching children English as a Foreign Language (EEL), based on second language acquisition theories. Included are three main parts: 1) differences between English as a Second Language (ESL) and EFL 2) mental preparation for teachers before teaching children, and 3) approaches and teaching techniques for children.