Teaching Young Learners English
This course includes:
What will you learn?
Teach the five key areas of language acquisition: reading, speaking, writing, pronunciation
Plan and deliver effective lessons that meet student and class learning objectives
Understand the nuances of teaching English to young non-native speakers
Grasp English grammar terminology and know how to teach it to students of all levels
Manage young learner classroom and student behaviour effectively
Find and create effective learning materials, text-based and digital to target language use
Grow in confidence as a new teacher to be able to enter your first young learners class
Search and find the best jobs, online and abroad
About this 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.
Working with eager young minds between the ages of three to 16 is a privilege and we know you want to be fully prepared to do the best job. You’ll see the impact of your teaching instantly with this group of learners, and feel the rewards to match.
The modules have been specifically coordinated to be engaging, accessible and intuitive, with real-life classroom examples, quizzes and videos to review your learning.
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30 hour Teaching Young Learners Course
Introduction to Teaching Young Learners
Module 1: Introduction to Teaching Young Learners
The role of English as a global language and the rise in young learner numbers
Student motivation and learning needs of different age groups
How to adapt your teaching for very young learners, young learners and teens
The Role of the Teacher
Module 2: The Role of the Teacher
Practical classroom management techniques
Classroom discipline routines and procedures
Adapting teaching techniques for different class contexts
Safeguarding and child protection information
Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary
Module 3: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary
Approaches to teaching grammar
Activities and techniques to teach grammar
Activities and techniques to teach vocabulary
Teaching Receptive Skills
Module 4: Teaching Receptive Skills
Difference between receptive and productive skills
Principles of teaching reading and listening skills
Suitable reading and listening activities for different age groups
Know how to stage a reading or listening comprehension activity
Teaching Productive Skills
Module 5: Teaching Productive Skills
What is involved in being an effective writer or speaker
Main principles of teaching writing and speaking skills
How to stage writing or speaking activities
Suitable writing and speaking activities for different age groups
Included with the course
40+ page Blueprint to Lesson Planning (worth £15, €20, $25)
Complete 70+ page Grammar Guide eBook (worth £15, €20, $25)
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Questions and Answers
What does TYL or TEYL stand for?
TEYL stands for Teaching English to Young Learners.
Who is a young learner?
A young learner is typically defined as someone between the ages of 3 to 16 years old.
How do I become a young learners English teacher?
There are no prerequisite qualifications to become a young learners teacher, however, you should hold an internationally recognised TEFL qualification and have some teaching experience.
Taking a professional development course in teaching English to young learners will help you understand how to be most successful at educating your YL class.
How do I get a job teaching young learners?
Teaching young learners is a common role for newly qualified English teachers. The job opportunities for teaching young learners are plentiful worldwide. In addition to classroom-based contracts there are hundreds of openings to teach English online to young learners one to one or in small groups.
Is it hard to teach young learners?
Teaching English to very young children can be challenging, particularly if you have little or no experience. Short, varied activities will be your key to success. The more exposure you have to work with children and teens, the better you will become at teaching this group of eager learners.
How do you teach young learners?
Young learners will best respond to these 6 key tips:
- Establish routines
- Keep discipline consistent and fair
- Understand student motivation (and tap into it!)
- Exercise patience
- Change activities frequently
- Swap partners / mix up groups
Can you teach young learners online?
Yes, teaching English to young learners online is very popular. Not only is it more affordable for parents, but it can be done from the comfort of home. Some online teaching platforms cater solely for young learners, with Chinese students making up a large portion of the student body.
In most cases, when teaching young learners online you will have a one to one class or a small group size (around 4 – 6 learners). Your students may be as young as five years old.