Teaching Young Learners

Who is this course for?

Employers recognise that further training is an essential requirement for any teacher wishing to enter the young learner classroom successfully, as most initial training courses focus on teaching adults. Young learners represent an increasing proportion of the ELT market. This course is aimed at teachers who would like to move into this area of ELT, improve their practical classroom skills and gather ideas for teaching young learner classes effectively.

What will you learn?

This course covers a range of topics for teaching students aged between 5-12 years. 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?

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. As well as 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 can you take this course?

Online one to one course - 30 hours

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

Online group course - 30 hours

  • Take the course over 6 weeks
  • Study with teachers from all over the world
  • Dynamic online workshops and live tutorials

Face to face group course - 12 hours

  • Modern training school in central Barcelona
  • Intensive training sessions with expert tutors
  • Meet teachers from all over the world and share ideas

If you have any questions about the suitability of our courses for your needs please get in touch.