What will I learn
Teaching English to Young Learners is a course for all teachers of primary-age students. It aims to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to support young learners by delivering engaging and motivating lessons.
Participation in this course will allow you to explore the tools and activities that prepare children for lifelong learning.
If you ever want to teach children how to speak English, this is the qualification you need
This specialist 30-hour Teaching English to Young Learners course is an excellent addition to your list of credentials. It’s one that we at the TEFL Institute highly recommend that you do if you ever want to teach children to learn how to speak English. If you do, then this is the qualification that you need.
By adding this to your TEFL CV, you are giving yourself more job opportunities. Your flexibility in teaching adults and children makes you a more attractive employer to any employee.
Teaching Young Learners is one of the most rewarding specialist areas in the TEFL world. This course is your key to opening doors in this fulfilling career path. This course looks at educational theories, teaching methodologies and specific activities that can be drawn upon to keep your students interested and motivated in the classroom.
Many teaching English jobs and internships are based in schools teaching children between the ages of 4 and 16. You could land a role as a lead TEFL teacher in a primary school in Colombia or become an after-school tutor teaching English as a foreign language to young learners eager to learn from you. The opportunities are endless, so don’t limit them by not taking this opportunity.
1-2 Modules One-Two:
Module One: How to Make Sense of Teacher/Learner Needs
Understanding your students’ language abilities and why they want to learn English. Get to know the basic principles behind teaching younger learners and teens.
Module Two: Understand Your Responsibilities as a Young Learners Teacher
Classroom routines are important in any good classroom, but for younger learners, it is vital to have structure and consistency. Learn classroom management techniques to eliminate the chaos and make your lessons run smoothly.
3-4 Modules Three-Four:
Module Three: How to Teach Grammar and Vocabulary
Did you know that we say about 7,500 words on an average day? Don’t worry. You will only be asked to teach your young learners a few hundred. From beginner vocab like HELLO and GOODBYE, you’ll study the tools to teach vocabulary and use them effectively so your students can use them in the proper context.
By the end of this module, you’ll also know your present continuous from your present simple tense. Most of all, you’ll be familiar and confident with grammatical terms.
Module Four: How to Teach Reaching & Listening Skills
These are called ‘Receptive skills’ because the student is receiving language. By the end of this lesson, you’ll know the most effective ways to engage students in reading English and how to write it. This includes setting listening tasks to music, audio stories and recordings to reading articles, emails, Facebook posts both inside and outside the classroom.
5 Modules Five:
Module Five: How to Teach Writing & Speaking Skills
These are called ‘Productive skills’ because students produce language. You’ll learn plenty of useful ideas about how to get your students up on their feet and chat with you about their favourite superheroes, games or pets. You’ll also get help teaching your students to write English – at all levels, from favourite foods to their hobbies.
The TEFL Institute’s Level 5 accrediting body is the (Highfield Qualifications). This qualification is aimed at those with little or no experience teaching English or those with previous experience seeking a recognised qualification to validate their knowledge. This qualification provides learners with a certificate recognised worldwide and can be used to secure teaching positions, visas and other employment related to English language teaching. For a more general overview of the units, we recommend Highfield Level 5 Certificate in Teaching as a Foreign Language (TEFL). To learn more about Ofqual or verify Highfield’s status, visit their website: Ofqual.
The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning:
An is accrediting body specialising in distance learning courses. Their ethos promotes the utmost standard of excellence among providers bearing a seal of approval assures students that ACDL-accredited educational providers offer the best in certified quality standards. The accreditation number is 2854-2540.
The Vital Consular:
What is this verification seal, and why is it different to an accreditation? The TEFL Institute is a verified UK TEFL provider, meaning that you can study any one of our courses with the knowledge that it will be fit for purpose when you need to use it overseas for your new teaching role. The Vital Consular verification scheme ensures that the members are all recognised by the UK Government. All certificates they issue can be used for an overseas work permit; not all TEFL providers meet these requirements!
This is extremely important if you’re travelling to China, Vietnam, Taiwan and other destinations where your documents will need to be legalised for your visa. If your certificate doesn’t get past the first stage of legalisation by the UK Government, you’ll likely have to start a new course, costing you extra time and money before you can even get things moving.
As a globally recognised TEFL provider, our academic team are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive range of accredited and government-regulated courses with extensive course material. The TEFL Institute has a reputation within the TEFL industry for its high calibre of training and for producing TEFL teachers of the highest standard. It is ranked as the number #1 training provider by employers worldwide.
Because we care about your TEFL journey from the moment you decide you want to teach English as a foreign language. We want you to be well prepared, to have the right qualifications and all the skills necessary to realize all of your ambitions. The TEFL Institute assists you every step of the way and offer guidance to ensure you take the right course or internship that best suits your needs. From the moment you get in touch, we are here for you and you become a member of the TEFL Institute family.
Our Core Principles
Passion – Our team is passionate about travel, teaching and building lasting relationships with our clients. We are constantly generating new leads, creating new programs and internships, and generating new content to help meet our clients’ needs.
Genuine & Committed – We genuinely care about our clients and interns and are committed to providing them with personal one-on-one help from our dedicated and experienced team to ensure that his or her TEFL dreams are met.
Partnership & Collaboration – We work with a variety of other companies across the globe to create lasting relationships and partnerships to help service our clientele by providing them with opportunities to live and work abroad. We are continuously striving to create new and lasting partnerships to best serve our clients.
Integrity – We believe in doing everything with integrity and honesty. To uphold the highest moral standards in all we do to best serve our customers as a trustworthy and reliable source.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is TEFL?
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is primarily teaching non-native speakers English without the use of translation. This means you won’t need to know their first language. TEFL teachers will need the knowledge and know-how of the methodologies to teach this way. This is why teachers must first complete a TEFL course and gain the qualification. TEFL is widely used to teach English online in one-to-one or small group scenarios or to teach English abroad and is sometimes even used as an easier way to travel.
Who can do a TEFL course?
First and foremost, aspiring TEFL teachers must be outgoing and confident, and not afraid to make themselves look a little silly, especially when teaching children. Expression is a huge part of the methodologies to be able to get your point across. You’ll warm up to this in time, and it all takes practice.
We suggest people be at least 16 with a C1 level of English or higher. If you’re not sure, we have a free English test. We also would recommend people who work on their own initiative as it is an online course and you will need to be your own motivation.
What do I need to teach online?
If you have no experience in teaching online, the good idea is to get some teaching practice in, as they may ask for “experience” hours, which are unpaid. You can alternatively complete our 10-hour Methodologies course, which has a section focused on teaching English online.
Most online companies will ask for your TEFL certificate, teaching practice, accessibility to good WiFi, a laptop or other computer devices, and headphones. Some online companies may ask their teachers also to have a Bachelor’s Degree. This is evident in Chinese online companies, as it is a government regulation (no matter where you live).
How are the courses laid out?
Our courses contain content, videos, podcasts, reflective tasks, and tests. They are online courses and can be completed independently and from home.
Our specialist courses are much shorter than the main TEFL qualifications. They are all completed online and in your own time. All tests are done online and corrected instantly. They have course content and tests throughout the course. They can be completed before or after the main TEFL qualification.
Are the courses accredited?
The TEFL Institute is fully accredited by ACDL. Our 180-hour Level OFQUAL regulates 5 TEFL courses.
Is this course completely online? How flexible is this course?
All courses are done online, and no travelling is required for the tests. Except for the 10-hour Virtual training, you can log on anytime. This is to ensure our TEFL courses can be done while working or for other studies. There is a 6-month deadline for the courses, but you can contact us for extensions.
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We recommend this course over other specialists courses if;
- You are over 17 and would like a professional qualification
- Interested in teaching but are not sure if TEFL is for you
- Interested in perfecting your taught grammar
Flexible and engaging
Packed with interactive quizzes and videos, this accredited Online TEFL Course will give you all the training you need to become a professional TEFL teacher. The course is accessible from any device, 24/7, including the world’s first TEFL app.
Easy employer verification
Employers can authenticate the qualifications of any TEFL Institute teacher online via the employer’s verification page, giving them the confidence that your TEFL qualification is official for any future employer.
Competitive salary, secure employment
To earn a competitive salary and secure employment, TEFL employers expect at least 120 hours of TEFL tuition. This course is the fast track to gaining that International standard qualification. Embark on a new chapter with a lifetime qualification that will take you around the world and give you the ability to teach English as a foreign language. The only requirement to complete our 120-hour advanced online TEFL course is a command of fluent English (minimum level c1).
This TEFL qualification is the international standard most employers require and is an internationally recognised lifetime qualification issued by The TEFL Institute.
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Meet your instructors
You’re not in this alone, as part of this course you’ll be matched with a mentor from our academic team. Mentors are CELTA & DELTA qualified, and have at least 4 years of teaching experience. Whenever you will need help our tutor team is there to guide you. create alongside them, and receive weekly live & asynchronous feedback on real-world projects.