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Teaching Young Learners Course

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Why should I take the Teaching Young Learners Course?

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.

As a TEFL teacher it’s important to have as many options open to you as possible. You don’t want to limit yourself to teaching just one age group, but by taking specialist modules, it allows you to improve your teaching skills and your CV will be more competitive.

This course provides you with the right skills and uses tried and tested techniques to give you a targeted approach to teaching children between 4 and 12 years old. Teachers of teenagers are also welcome.


Course type

  • Blended Course: 2 days (3.5 hours each day) at our centre in Malaga + optional teaching practice + 23 hours online
    Online component to be completed before and/or after face to face days.

Course Units

Module 1:

  1. Introductory unit
  2. Young Learners and Language Learning
  3. Teaching YL’s Vs teaching adults
  4. Lesson Planning
  5. Classroom Management
  6. Learning styles and multiple intelligences
  7. Motivation, Discipline and Teaching Teenagers
  8. Teaching the four skills
  9. Assessment methods with YL’s

Module 2:

  1. Learning through movement
  2. Games
  3. Using Stories in YL classroom
  4. Teaching vocabulary
  5. Grammar is fun
  6. Classroom language
  7. Teaching Teenagers
  8. Evaluating and exploiting/supplementing course books

Evaluation and assessment

  • You will have to complete all the course tasks to a satisfactory standard in order to receive the Teaching Young Learners Certificate
  • You will have to fully participate, both face-to-face and online


  • Must be a certified teacher
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a native / fluent English speaker


Ingrid den Hollander: I really enjoyed this course. In just a few hours I learned how teaching young learners is different from teaching adults. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to teach the very young learners before, but I am now excited to try it. I particurly liked the face-to-face lessons, which were fun and informative. I got a lot of ideas for games and activities that I will be able to use in the classroom. I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to be creative as a teacher and/or is curious about teaching young learners.

Angie Butterfield: This course has been a great help to me. Thank you! I now feel more confident with ways to manage the classroom and prepare resources for young learners. I now have lots of ideas for games, activities, stories and songs to use in the classroom. I now know how to plan and develop my own lessons. I found it particularly helpful to share ideas on adapting tasks for different age groups and to hear the teacher’s tips and suggestions in relations to teaching vocabulary and managing games effectively.

Dr. Amanda Sepahzad: The young learner course took me back to my childhood and reminded me of the beautiful and happy days I spent at school. The course showed me how to become a fun, creative and motivating teacher within the classroom.  No matter what their cultural background is, a child is a child – so it is important to enhance their learning potential, not only in an academic manner,  but also through games, songs and arts. These are all vital to their cognitive development.

Grace Carter: I found the Young Learners course really helpful. I definitely got a lot out of it and learnt some great new skills and tips which I will use in the classroom.

Elizabeth McCormack: Great experience. I gained lots of ideas, approaches and methods for teaching young learners. I also gained insight into the difference between teaching young learners and teenagers. Despite getting a lot done during the course it felt relaxed a we had a lot of fun with all the activities.

Matilda Marshal: I really enjoyed my time on the young learner’s course. The motivational factor for me was because I am currently teaching children. We learnt a lot, enjoyed each other’s mental stimulation and had a great day together.



Next Courses:

1. Tuesday 17th & Thursday 19th April (10:00 – 14:00 both days).

2. Tuesday 22nd & Thursday 24th May (10:00 – 14:00 both days).

3. Tuesday 26th & Thursday 26th June (10:00 – 14:00 both days).

4. Tuesday 4th & Thursday 6th September (10:00 – 14:00 both days).

Fee: €199

Save with our SPECIAL OFFERS!

Special offer 1: Sign up with a friend and get 50% discount p.p.

Special offer 2: Sign up for more than one teacher development course and get 50% discount per course