This specialist course is designed for teachers who want to develop their knowledge and practical skills in the context of teaching English to young learners from primary school age to teens. It provides practical guidance on classroom management, materials design, and the theory of language teaching to young learners.
Developed by renowned trainers who also deliver the Trinity CertTESOL and TYLEC, and containing content adapted from our Trinity TYLEC qualification.
This self-study course contains material adapted from our Trinity TYLEC qualification. Get some insight into what you can work towards from these past trainees sharing their experiences on the full TYLEC qualification:
This course is for you if
This course might not be for you if
The course offers an excellent extension to the CertTESOL and CELTA for teachers looking to teach young learners.
Our typical trainees include
This online self-access course will
You can progress through this course at your own pace, watching videos, listening to podcasts, observing trainers, sharing ideas with peers and completing reflective tasks. There are short quizzes within the course, but these are not as rigorous as those on the Trinity TYLEC, and there is no teaching practice.
Completion of all course material is required if you wish to be awarded a certificate of completion.
You will find multi-modal and engaging content, including
Learning input on this course varies to include engaging with texts, analysing classroom examples and observing aspects of teaching practice. This is supplemented with a series of tasks, including contributions to a discussion forum.
Quiz answers in this course will be available once you have completed the task. This enables you to review your ideas and highlight areas of focus that you need to work on.
Across 20 units, the course covers
ESOL Academic Manager (China Office), CertTESOL Trainer
CertTESOL and DipTESOL Trainer, Course Writer
Karin began her TESOL career teaching English to young learners in Mainland China, before moving on to teach a wider range of ages and levels. Her roles have included senior teacher and in-house teacher trainer. Karin regularly presents at teacher conferences and has conducted research projects on teacher questioning in classrooms, learner autonomy, and how English environments impact learning.
Trinity CertTESOL, Trinity DipTESOL, TrinityTYLEC
Maria Bjorning Gyde is an examiner, moderator and marker on all Trinity TESOL panels, including the DipTESOL, CertTESOL, TYLEC, CertPT and CertOT. She has more than 25 years’ experience in New Zealand, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Maria also dedicates her time to education and projects related to animal welfare issues and behavioural change for a One Health approach in Bali.
Lora is an experienced course developer and teacher trainer. Starting as a teacher at English First, she found her interest in various areas in TESOL. In addition to teaching, she is a marker on our Trinity CertPT and is involved in the development of curriculum and learning tools, such as learning apps and assessment systems. She has also provided educational product training and teacher training for new and experienced ESL teachers.
Trinity CertTESOL, MSc TESOL
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The Teaching English to Young Learners course features 20 hours of online self-access study, to help you develop the key skills needed to teach English to Young Learners with materials adapted from our Trinity TYLEC qualification..
The course will
From the date of purchase, you will have 3 months to work through the course at your own pace.
On completion of the course you will receive an e-certificate of completion.