What you get

  • Fully accredited training
  • Personal tutor support
  • Internationally recognized certificate
  • Expert job hunting advice



Online Study

30 Study Hours

5 Modules


1 Month Enrolment

Why take the Teaching English to Young Learners Course?

As English is used as a lingua franca, thousands of parents around the world appreciate the importance of their children learning English at a young age. Children who access English language learning gain an advantage in their future academic and professional lives and are better equipped to take their place in a global society. For many children who live in non-native English speaking countries, their only source of exposure to English is their TEFL teacher.

Teaching Young Learners (TYL) positions are among the most rewarding, enjoyable jobs in the TEFL industry thanks to the enthusiasm of the students, who can easily mimic new sounds and speech patterns and are less self-conscious speakers. With a huge number of teaching positions available for certified TYL teachers worldwide, this specialist skill enhances your resume and allows you to shape the lives of future generations.

Course syllabus

How it works

Our internationally recognized, fully accredited courses give you the ultimate flexibility to get TEFL qualified easily and enjoyably. You also benefit hugely from the course being delivered online, so you can study whenever and wherever it suits you, on any device in any location. With 24/7 access, you can fit your learning around your job, university classes or any other commitments. The course is helpfully structured with session guides, tips, quick student tasks, class resources, reflective tasks and quizzes to ensure you’re comfortable with the material.

About your online course

The 30 hour Teaching Young Learners course has been created to provide you with real, comprehensive knowledge of everything you need to become a confident, influential TEFL teacher. The 5 modules introduce you to the key elements of TYL, from building a portfolio of writing activities for young learners to understanding the importance of safeguarding. The modules have been specifically coordinated to be engaging, accessible and intuitive, with real-life classroom examples, quizzes and videos to review your learning.

What will I learn?

The online course will guide you through the stages of becoming a competent, confident TEFL teacher ready to take the reins in the classroom. You’ll learn all about:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Teaching Young Learners

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have reviewed the role of English as a global language and the increase in young learners accessing English language learning.
    • Have discussed student motivation and learning needs of different age groups.
    • Have a greater awareness of how to adapt your teaching to teach very young learners, young learners and teenagers.

  • Module 2: The role of the teacher

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have considered a range of practical classroom management techniques designed to manage teaching and learning.
    • Have considered a range of suggestions, routines and procedures designed to maintain classroom discipline.
    • Have considered how teaching techniques can be adapted to cater for different teaching contexts.
    • Have considered some important safeguarding and child protection information to help you deal with welfare concerns.

  • Module 3: Teaching grammar and vocabulary

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have considered different approaches to teaching grammar.
    • Have reviewed different activities and techniques to teach grammar to young learners at different ages.
    • Have reviewed different activities and techniques to teach vocabulary to young learners at different ages.

  • Module 4: Teaching receptive skills

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand the difference between receptive and productive skills.
    • Understand the main principles of teaching reading and listening skills.
    • Be able to select suitable reading and listening activities for different age groups.
    • Know how to stage a reading or listening comprehension activity.
    • Understand the importance of extensive reading and listening outside class.

  • Module 5: Teaching productive skills

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • understand what is involved in being an effective writer or speaker.
    • understand the main principles of teaching writing and speaking skills.
    • know how to stage writing or speaking activities.
    • be familiar with a range of writing and speaking activities appropriate to young learners at different age groups.

Find out where TEFL could take you. Making TEFL simple.

There is more to discover