Teaching Young Learners

Delivered Online in our Live Interactive Classroomteyl2

This is a highly suitable course for those teachers who have already completed their basic training and wish to specialise in teaching young learners between the ages of 5-11. The course also accepts teachers without prior training who would like to to use this course as a short introduction to the methods and techniques of Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

What you will learn on this course:

The  programme covers all the basic areas of methodology with a sharp focus on the young learner. Teachers will learn a variety of techniques for the following areas:

  • How to introduce and practise new vocabulary
  • How to teach young learners patterns of language
  • How to use stories, dialogues and games to improve their language skills
  • How to introduce children to reading and writing
  • How to plan effective and motivating lessons
  • How to develop your pupils’ oral skills
  • How to use theatre & drama to animate your coursebook
  • How to use class readers and big books
  • How to organise arts and crafts work and projects for display
  • How to manage young classes and maintain good discipline
  • How to use audio visual aids effectively in your teaching
  • How to integrate educational technology in your lessons
  • Digital literacies and E-safety

You will also have the opportunity to observe young classes on videos such as the one above, analyse the lessons and learn to improve your own teaching skills.

Video of Marisa Constantinides using a Jazz Chant with a class of children in their first year of English

As a course participant, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional topics from a list which will, in part, create a course that will fit your needs. 

Assessment & Certification

children collage

Trainees are assessed through a Practical Teaching Assignment. This involves writing a lesson plan for a young class or a theme-based materials design project.

Trainees who attend the course fully and complete their assignment receive a Certificate of Attainment.

To Register 

Please complete and return the application form by clicking here:  TEYL

Tuition Fees

Tuition for the 8 week online course is 400 euros and includes 

  • 24 contact hours online with Marisa Constantinides, the main course tutor for the YL course
  • Free materials downloads and access to the recordings of the live interactive classes
  • Free membership to resources and materials that you can use freely with your young learners
  • Networking with the student body of our institution which includes teachers, directors of studies and materials writers, teacher trainers from all over the world.
  • Assessment and comments on final project
  • Certificate of Attendance

For more information please email info@celt.edu.gr


Course participant review


For more information – points of contact

Centre for English Language & Training, 3, G.Gennadiou Street, 106 78 Athens, Greece

Tel +30 210 3302406 | +30 210 3301455 | Fax +30 210 3301202|  E-mail:  info@celt.edu.gr

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