The Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate) is a specialist certificate designed for teachers who are teaching English to children and want to develop their skills in this area. The course is ideal for practicing teachers who want to build confidence in the areas of classroom management, materials design and the theory of language teaching in the context of young learners. It is suitable for teachers who are interested in a more senior position, such as a head teacher, academic management, or young learner teacher training. The course syllabus was developed by Trinity College London in collaboration with the British Council to meet the growing need for young learner teachers to gain a validated type of professional qualification in TESOL. The course is validated by Trinity College London, an accredited provider of TESOL courses, recognised by the UK regulatory body, Ofqual.
This course is offered in a fully online mode, allowing candidates to take the course wherever they are in the world, whilst continuing with their current jobs.
Want to get a taste of the TYLEC course? Access the TYLEC Headstart course here.
Why take TYLEC?
Why take TYLEC?
The young learner market is the fastest growing market of TESOL globally and most TESOL teachers are likely to find themselves teaching English to children at some point. However, the vast majority of initial teacher training courses tend to be focused on teaching adults, and many teachers may have taken part in limited training in the young learner classroom, which can often leave them feeling unprepared.
The Trinity TYLEC at English for Asia aims to support teachers in building their confidence in teaching young learners aged 6-11 years old, equipping them with the skills they need to gain professional satisfaction, as well as the prestige of a qualification from a renowned examination board such as Trinity College London.
One of the main advantages of taking the TYLEC is that your teaching is observed by a qualified TYLEC tutor via live link, and observations are carried out with your own students, making the course immediately applicable and useful for you.
The TYLEC is suitable for teachers who:
- Are a minimum of 18 years old.
- Have a minimum of one year of teaching experience either with adults or young learners.
- Have a minimum of a C1 level of English according to the CEFR.
- Have an initial qualification in TESOL such as a Trinity Cert TESOL or Cambridge CELTA or equivalent national qualification.
- Are currently working with learners aged 6-11 years old.
- Have access to classes of learners on a regular basis to complete the online teaching practice observations.
A typical trainee profile might be someone who has already taught young learners, but wishes to gain a professional qualification recognising their skills and experience, or someone who has taught adults in the past but wishes to learn the skills necessary to be able to teach young learners. The qualification offers a definite advantage in the young learner sector for teachers seeking higher level opportunities in the young learner market.
TYLEC - Key Features
TYLEC - Key Features
- Flexible: the TYLEC course at English for Asia is delivered in fully online mode. That means that you are given tasks to complete at the beginning of the week and you can complete them in your own free time, making it compatible with your existing working schedule. The nature of an online course means that it is possible to complete the course from anywhere in the world.
- Manageable: the program runs for 14 weeks part time, making it the perfect option to combine with your existing work arrangements.
- Practical: the course is designed to provide young learner teachers with the skills that they need to see a positive influence on their teaching straight away, from week 1.
- Professional-Development: the course helps to develop reflective practice on each teacher’s individual professional development and is adaptable to each trainees current teaching context.
Trinity's TESOL qualifications are accepted by most employers worldwide. They are welcomed by the British Council for new and experienced teachers in their accredited teaching organisations in the UK, and in their own teaching centres worldwide.
Trinity is a member of professional language organisations worldwide, including the European Association for Quality Language Services (EAQUALS), the European Associating for Language Testing And Assessment (EALTA), the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), Quality in TESOL Education (QuiTE) and The Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE).
The British Council
The British Council
Why is it important that the British Council accept your qualification?
The British Council is an international organisation that works to build learning opportunities and lasting cultural relationships between the UK and countries around the world. The British Council runs accredited English language schools in over 100 countries worldwide, employing English language teachers in a respectable working environment with good pay.
The TYLEC was developed by Trinity College London in collaboration with the British Council and is often a qualification that is considered desirable for working for the British Council or British Council Accredited institutions.
Hence, a British Council recognised qualification will lead to greater job opportunities in well-established, reputable schools in a wide range of different countries.
The British Council only recruits teachers that meet their requirements.