Young Learner Online Extension Course

This course is designed for teachers who have either limited experience of teaching young learners or need to develop their current skills to teaching different ages or levels of children in different situations.

Start any time and access it anywhere you have internet connection. Cost:100 Euros

What does the course consist of?
It has been designed around the contents of the centre-based course. There are 10 units, which deal with the main issues of teaching English to young learners and teenagers. The full course constitutes 15 hours of training but participants can spend as long they like on each part of the course. Once they start, they will have access to the content for 3 months.

Course Units:

  1. Introduction to Teaching Young Learners
  2. Presenting and Practising Language
  3. Using Children’s Stories and Songs
  4. Creative Lessons and Project Work
  5. Correction
  6. Motivating Teenagers
  7. Listening
  8. Adapting and Exploiting the Coursebook
  9. Exploiting DVD
  10. Encouraging Students to Speak English

How is the course delivered?
On Moodle, one of the most widely used online educational platforms. Course participants do not need any special computer skills to use the program. As long as they have access to the Internet, the course can be accessed through any browser. Participants will be given a unique user name and password and can return to the course as often as they like during the 3-month period.

Is the course formally assessed?
We view the course an as extension to a pre-service TEFL course like CELTA or for teachers who already have some experience in teaching Young Learners. The course is completely online, and as there is no observation of teaching, there is no assessed component. However, for those participants who would like some feedback on their progress with regard to planning and teaching, there is an optional self-observation assignment which is submitted at the end of this course. This is marked by the course tutors and written feedback is provided.