Teaching English to Young Learners. 30+ hours

Teaching English to Young Learners. 30+ hours

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

£145.00

“The second module (Listening) was especially practical, with numerous classroom activities that teachers can easily put into practice. The resources shown in the course – e.g. the Rainbow Fish story or the songs are valuable resources that teachers can take away and experiment with in their classrooms.” – Anita Derecskei, Teacher Trainer, Budapest. 
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Description

So there you are, you’ve completed your English language certificate for teaching adults and you have managed to score a teaching  job. You’ll be teaching young learners! Uh oh! Have you just come out of the classroom where they’ve eaten you alive? Teaching English to children isn’t just throwing a few games and colouring in activities on top of your teacher training for adults.

We know that feeling and we’re here to help!

A good Young Learners’ teacher needs to know how to provide YLs with an opportunity to learn and develop beyond lots of games and fun.

In this course we look at the specific characteristics and differences between YLs and the adult learners you are more familiar with, as well as techniques and ideas to apply in the classroom that deal with different skills and learning situations. We’ll get you back in there with tools and confidence!

This 100% online course:

Modules:

  • Characteristics of Young Learners
  • Oracy Skills I: Listening
  • Oracy Skills II: Speaking
  • Literacy Skills I: Reading
  • Literacy Skills II: Writing
  • Classroom Management
  • Lesson Planning

Our signature moves include:

  • videos from the classroom
  • teachers reflecting on their practice
  • lots of original art and illustration
  • and fun interactive activities to help you get your thoughts in order!

Emma Pratt talks with Anna Hasper, our Young Learners course writer, about her journey into teaching and teacher training, language teaching and teaching young learners specifically and what we can expect in the course.


Take a look at what’s in store with this course, meet a few of our Young Learners and other characters!

Contact Emma for more details.
Check out a lesson!

Frequently Asked Questions

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I don’t have a credit card, can someone else pay on my behalf?

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Do I get a certificate?

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4 reviews for Teaching English to Young Learners. 30+ hours

  1. Maryam

    Hello. Is the course totally online?

    • Emma

      Hi Maryam, yes it is entirely online and the price is what you see. You only need access to internet and an up to date versión of a browser such as Firefox or Chrome.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    daryna25

    This course is an excellent extension to your main teaching qualification if you deal with young learners a lot. It is well-organized and structured. You can take lessons at your own pace on-line. It gives you many practical techniques and tool to apply in your classroom. I like the variety of content and exercises, especially “further reading” section, which you can study in-depth after the course. I’m sure each teacher will find something new and surprising about young learners from this course. Thank you!

    • Emma

      Thanks so much Daryna. The variety aims to present and stimulate ideas that teachers can apply in their own classrooms. Please let me know how you get on with your teaching and if you are trying out a technique or approach, let me know how it goes. This course has three of four parts really, the first is all this input online, the second is where you get into the classroom and apply ideas, the third and forth are reflection and feedback. Talk to colleagues, discuss and share ideas. Remember, I’m always happy to listen and give feedback. Go well!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve O

    The course is highly informative both for novice teachers who are only starting to deal with young learners, but also for teachers who have been teaching young learners for a while, but would like to gain a deeper understanding of ‘how children work’. Often teachers who have been trained to teach adults are asked to teach young learners – or at least that’s my experience in language schools in Hungary – and they think that using the same lesson frameworks and methods they use with adults and adding a couple of games should be enough. This course highlights the differences without being too theoretical.

    I found the ‘Apply this idea’ parts especially practical and useful – they were quite simple and easily adaptable.

    The second module (Listening) was especially practical, with numerous classroom activities that teachers can easily put into practice. The resources shown in the course – e.g. the Rainbow Fish story or the songs are valuable resources that teachers can take away and experiment with in their classrooms.

    The example activities with ‘Song of the Sea’ provided a useful example of how video material can be exploited in the classroom. Although I do not teach young learners at the moment, watching ‘Song of the Sea’ I instantly felt like I’d love to take this lesson plan and try it out with a class of primary students.

    • Emma

      Hi Anita and Steve,
      I appreciate the feedback and will look at the issue you raised about ready to use materials.

  4. SJ

    The course description says “young learners”, but what age is the course content focused on? Will this help someone who teachers teens or tweens, or is it mostly aimed at teachers of young children?

    • Emma

      The course is written for YLs meaning 6-11, with aspects of 3-6,tweens and early teens included. A separate module on early teens and teens is being written, but a lot of ideas in the course are applicable to 11-13 year olds.

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