In the ever changing and highly competitive TEFL / TESOL job-hunting arena specialization is highly desirable and a big asset. Most teachers of English have to teach a wide range of classes as part of their daily teaching routine: from very young and young learners to teenagers, adults and professionals.
Having a Young Learners Teaching Certificate will often be determining in landing the TEFL / TESOL job you are applying for.
This Further Certificate for Teachers of Young Learners can be taken as a free-standing course or as a complement to an initial TEFL / TESOL qualification.
It is suitable both to teachers wanting to specialize in the young learners’ field and to those seeking to attain a higher level within their organisation as well as to those who just want to learn about teaching in the primary and teenage classroom.
At the end of the course successful candidates receive the:
Further Certificate in Teaching Young Learners of English
Students are assigned an online tutor who will be there at all times to support and guide them throughout the course. Communication between students and online tutors is mainly via e-mail although video call tutorials can also be arranged. Once the registration process is complete the students can download the course materials into their computers and start work.
One of the advantages of taking an online TEFL / TESOL Certificate course such as this is its flexibility: you can work at your own pace and have no deadlines for submitting your work.
As you advance through the course units you will be receiving valuable feedback from your online tutor. It is not necessary to be online to work on the course. When you are ready to send in your materials all you need to do is attach your work to an e-mail.
This online specialization TEFL / TESOL course is a comprehensive guide to how children learn a second or foreign language.
In addition to looking at learning theory and young learners methodology, insights are offered into how teachers can deal with problem behaviour in the young learners’ classroom.
One of the aims of this online course also is to provide starting or already experienced teachers of young learners with an extensive bank of ideas, resources and practical activities that work with children and teenagers. This will be of particular interest to those overworked teachers who have little time to spend lesson planning or creating their own resources.
These are some of the issues that are explored on the course:
• Differences between adult and young language learners
• Traits of good young learners’ teachers
• Error correction with young learners
• Mood-setting activities
• Creating an uninhibited classroom environment
• Turning language exercises into meaningful and engaging activities
• Recycling materials
• Working with a course book
• Working without a course book
• Using only English in class
• Integrating English lessons and other subjects
• Problem behaviour with teenage students
• Bringing authentic communication into the teenage classroom
Your progress will be continually evaluated. There are no exams. As you continue to improve in your teaching abilities your grade will continue to evolve to reflect your professional growth.
Certificates bear one of the following:
Pass with Distinction
Pass with Merit
Final grades are based on where you are at the end of your training and are given as either A+, A, B+, B or C.
The Further Certificate for Teachers of Young Learners of English is estimated at 60 hours.
The length of time required to complete the online version of the course varies from person to person. If you dedicate yourself to the course fully, for example an average of two to three hours a day, you can finish in under a month.
If you would like to live and teach in Spain you have the opportunity to work for Anglo Centres. We recruit new teachers every year for our Adult, Young Learner and Business English courses.
Priority is given to our graduates so you may well end up teaching at one of our centres!
If you are over 18 years of age, can speak English proficiently, are dedicated to working hard, are self-motivated and have a passion for learning and helping others learn, then you are eligible for this course.
Prior teaching experience or qualifications are not required.
This course is aimed at starting and experienced teachers of English who seek formal training to advance within their organisation or simply seek to gain knowledge which contributes to their professional development.
Submit your application today!
You may start as soon as your application has been accepted and course fees paid.
There are no time limits or deadlines for sending in assignments or completing the course.
Further Certificate in Teaching Young Learners of English:
Please, note the course certificate and transcript will be sent out in digital format.
For an additional 25 EUR fee you can have a hard copy of both the course certificate and transcript posted to your home.