This course aims to introduce students to a socio-cultural view of language and literacy and an understanding of key principles and practices that underpin effective English language teaching and learning in a primary classroom. It will examine the psychological and sociological factors influencing language and literacy learning. The course will also study the language and literacy processes of listening ,speaking, reading ,writing,viewing and visual representation. In addition, it will explain language and literacy usage as functions of children’s communication needs. Furthermore it will look at the current theories of reading and writing instructions, as well as discuss the current primary school literature.