In many countries throughout the world specialized English courses are on offer for students from as young as two years old, this course aims to . There are a number of reasons why teaching young learners differs from teaching adult students and within this course we focus on these differences and show you how to adapt your existing skills to address them.

We may often assume that adults taking English language courses are there because they are keen to learn, this however is not a safe assumption with young learners. This course aims to show, by looking at some educational theories, what specific teaching strategies can be employed to keep our young learners motivated and interested in the classroom. With the addition of this qualification to your CV/resume, you should find that your knowledge and employment prospects are greatly enhanced.


CTEYL Target Group

  • This course is designed for those who are already TEFL/TESOL or equivalent certified
  • No previous experience or training in young learners’ education is required to complete this course


Tutor Support

If you choose our tutor support option you will receive the support and assistance of our experienced online tutors throughout the length of the course. You can contact a tutor whenever you have any problems or questions, and they will get back to you via email within one working day.


CTEYL Course Units

  • Unit 1: Course Introduction
  • Unit 2: Teaching and Learning
  • Unit 3: Course Development
  • Unit 4: Materials
  • Unit 5: Teaching Themes
  • Unit 6: Professional Development

This course follows the same basic structure as our standard 60-hour and 120-hour online TEFL certification courses. Once you have worked through the material for each unit, your understanding of it will be assessed before you then move on and study the next section.

You will be allowed up to six months to complete the whole course, and within this maximum time frame you are able to work at whatever pace suits your personal situation and learning style. Once you have successfully completed all the course units, you will receive your online Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners.


CTEYL Course Aims

Upon successfully completing the Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners, course graduates should be able to:

  • Discuss and evaluate the process of teaching English to young learners using industry standard terminology
  • Design a syllabus based on their students' individual needs assessment
  • Create everyday lesson plans tailored to the needs of young learners and have clear ideas for facilitating those lessons to different types of students
  • Find and create suitable materials for young learners
  • Design and use assessment methodologies for before, during and after a course
  • Understand the role of teaching English to young learners in a variety of different situations
  • Identify further opportunities for professional development