Since 1994, when the Ministry of Education in Colombia established as compulsory the teaching of a foreign language to children, teachers have been worried about the serious challenge it represents. University professors started to focus their research studies on this field, and foreign language teacher education programs to design their curricula to fulfill the expectation of teaching English to children. This course is intended for professionals who are interested in evaluating their current practices and exploring new ways of facilitating children the learning of English. Emphases are on child development and the implications in foreign language teaching, methodological principles to teach an L2 to children, lesson planning, strategies and techniques to promote interaction in the classroom and assessment processes. The course will be structured around theoretical, practical, and research components.