Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners
*There is a £50 discount on these advanced courses for INTESOL trained teachers
The Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners is a specially designed course for those who would like to acquire additional skills to teach children and teenagers.
This course is ideal if you:
- Plan to specialise in teaching English to young learners in your future career.
- Are currently teaching English to young learners and would like to develop a greater understanding of successful methods for the classroom.
- Are planning to teach in the Far East and have a Certificate in TEFL/TESOL which did not include TEYL
This course is aimed at those EFL/ESOL teachers who seek professional development in the field of TEFL / TESOL and are interested in learning about teaching young learners of English.
Through a number of readings and practical tasks you will gain a deep insight into how general teaching principles can be applied in the Young Learners EFL/ESOL classroom.
The course covers 3 main aspects of teaching young learners:
- What it means to be a young language learner
- Principles and theories for the young learner classroom
- Teaching teenagers
We thus provide a thorough coverage of the main principles underlying Teaching English in the Young Learners classroom.
This course is available to those who have already studied the Certificate in TESOL with INTESOL, or those who hold a 100 hour + TEFL/TESOL certificate issued from an accredited organisation. To check if you qualify, please email the admissions team at email@example.com
Unit 1 – Characteristics of Young Language Learners
1 Adult versus young learners of English
2 What this means for our teaching
Unit 2 – How Young Learners Learn Best
1 Children’s natural abilities to learn languages
2 Creating an optimal language-learning environment
Unit 3 – Managing Young Language Learners
1 Classroom management
2 Helping young learners to feel secure
3 Grouping students
4 Managing mixed-ability classes
5 Managing teacher talk
Unit 4 – Correction in the Young Learners Classroom
2 To correct or not to correct …
3 When to correct …
4 What to correct …
5 Who corrects …
6 Correcting oral work
7 Correcting written work
Unit 5 – Exploiting and Adapting Young Learner Materials
2 Creating your own materials
3 Characteristics of a good young learner activity
4 Adapting young learner activities
5 Adapting activities to suit or change the mood of the class
Unit 6 – Lesson Planning for the Young Learners Classroom
2 What teachers should ask themselves before a lesson
3 SELF-ASSESSED TASK
4 A sample plan
Unit 7 – Teaching Teenagers
2 Overcoming obstacles
3 Specific ideas for teenage classes
4 An example activity sequence for humanistic language learning
5 Young people and pets
Unit 8 – Assessing Young Learners
2 What is assessment?
3 Ongoing versus overall assessment
4 Students’ opinion of assessment
5 Carrying out ongoing assessment
6 Recording and interpreting collected information
7 Carrying out overall assessment
There are no exams, the course is continually assessed.
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Transfer from online to onsite courses
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TEFL Courses - Distance Learning
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Course payments cannot be transferred from one student to another.
Non-native English trainees must have a good command of both written and spoken English. An IELTS score of 6 is generally required.
Refunds and Cancellations
Course materials may be returned within 14 days of the date the full course fees or first instalment was received by INTESOL, provided no assignments have been submitted for assessment. Students can expect a full refund, minus postage where relevant, without stating a reason provided the materials are returned in good order so that we can resell them. The cost of damaged materials will be deducted from the refund total. The refund is usually issued within 14 days of the return and will paid by the same method as the original payment. No refunds can be given after 14 days of the course payment for any reason, except in the circumstance when it is deemed necessary to advise a trainee of his or her unsuitability to continue, possibly due to work of an unacceptably low standard. In this case the trainee must have submitted at least the first 3 modules for assessment.
All applicable discounts must be claimed at the time of application and must be clearly stated on the application form. Evidence of eligibility for discount must be provided within 14 days of application and will only be deducted from the course fees when this evidence has been received by INTESOL.
Student (must be full time)- Photocopy of student card showing attendance in the current academic year OR student number with name of University. Registered unemployed - Photocopy of recent letter from authorities confirming you are registered unemployed. i.e. Letter regarding Jobseekers Allowance. Multiple applicants - The name(s) of the friend(s) with whom you are enrolling must accompany the application form. The multiple discount will be deducted from each applicant when all multiple applicants have enrolled.
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TEFL Courses - Teaching Practice
Function of Teaching Practice Centres
Teaching practice centres are real language schools where you can gain the Teaching Practice Certificate. They are independent English language schools that run English language courses for foreign students all year round. Although the teaching practice centres operate INTESOL courses they are not owned by INTESOL.
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- Cheque 2 weeks prior to arrival
Please note: You will not be allowed to start your teaching practice unless your course fees have been received in full. Cheques are not acceptable on arrival.
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Should it be necessary to change the date or centre of your teaching practice 28 days or more before your teaching practice start date you will not be charged a cancellation and rescheduling fee. Any course fees paid will be transferred to your new start date or centre.
If you wish to change the date or centre of your teaching practice within 28 days of the start date you will be required to pay a cancellation and rescheduling fee of £50 before the new date is confirmed. Any course fees paid will be transferred to the new centre or start date.
If you fail to show for your teaching practice programme you will forfeit your deposit of £100 or £120, and will be required to pay this deposit amount again if you wish to reschedule.
Should you need to cancel your teaching practice any course fees paid will be refunded minus the £100 or £120 non-refundable deposit.
All accommodation is arranged by separate agreement between you and the host family or guesthouse. If you have chosen to include accommodation with your teaching practice it is at the sole discretion of the host to make any charges they feel necessary following cancellation, change of date or change of centre, regardless of when the cancellation/change is made. All participants must understand that they may be charged for unused accommodation, particularly in busy periods or location, i.e. summer months, London. Please note: If booking accommodation in London in particular, most host families will charge the full amount should you change your date or cancel your course. INTESOL cannot be held repsonsible for any accommodation charges as a result of changes or cancellations.
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