Recent years have seen rapid growth in the number of children being taught foreign languages at younger ages. While course books aimed at young learners are appearing on the market, there is scant theoretical reference in the teacher education literature. This book is one of the few to explore with readers what happens in classrooms where children are being taught a foreign language. It will offer teachers and trainers a theoretical framework to structure thinking about children's language learning. The book gives practical suggestions on how to analyse and evaluate classroom activities, language use and language development. Examples from classrooms in Europe and Asia will help bring alive the realities of working with young learners of English.