Teacher development course

Certificate in Teaching Young Learners

Who is this course for?

The online Teaching Young Learners course is ideal for teachers who need to plan and deliver engaging and effective classes for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. It is suitable for recently qualified TEFL/TESOL teachers with an interest in improving in this area quickly and for more experienced teachers who find themselves teaching young learner classes for the first time. It is also designed to meet the needs of teachers with some experience who would like to discover new ideas and tools.

What will you learn?

This course covers a range of topics for teaching students aged 5-12. It will help you gain a deeper understanding of how to effectively teach young learners, including:

  • Managing learning
  • Characteristics of young learners
  • Essential skills for the YL teacher
  • Classroom management
  • Planning for YL classes
  • Creating optimal conditions for learning
  • Lesson planning
  • Presenting and practicing language
  • Teaching activities & resources
  • Using a course book
  • Storytelling, games & activities
  • Projects based learning

How will this course help you develop?

During the online Teaching Young Learners course you will develop your awareness of what children aged 5 to 12 are capable of, what they enjoy and what strategies work best to motivate them to learn. In addition to instilling confidence in potential employers that you are able to teach young learners effectively, you will gain more confidence and learn how to create engaging, interesting lessons for young learners.

How will the course work?

For information about how this course works, the schedule and how you will be assessed, we recommend reading our FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

Course tutor

As a participant of the online Teaching Young Learners course, you will receive personalised guidance from Charlotte Giller or Sinem Daridere

How can you take this course?

Online one to one course

  • Flexible – study over 3 or 6 weeks
  • 30 hours
  • Personalised attention from an expert tutor
  • Feedback on tasks and live tutorials