Course Title: Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers (TYLT)
Course length: 80 hours
Course Description: TYLT is designed for learners who already have a background in TESOL or TEFL but would like to formally get training in teaching younger learners. Participants with learn how children and adolescents learn language as well as many useful techniques for teaching students aged 4-11 and 12-18. This course is strongly recommended for those with a first certificate in ESL teaching.
The certificate consists of 10 units
Unit 1 – The Importance of ESL
Unit 2 – A Background of ESL for Young Learners
Unit 3 – How Young Learners Learn
Unit 4 – Using Storytelling and Speaking
Unit 5 – Effective Writing Activities
Unit 6 – Use of Media in Class (Songs, Jazz Chants, Poetry)
Unit 7 – Communicative and Discovery Activities
Unit 8 – Word Building Towards a Rich Vocabulary
Unit 9 – Incorporating Games, Puzzles, and Fun Quizzes
Unit 10 – Creating and Using an Effective Syllabus
Mode of Instruction and Evaluation
Coursework will entail classroom teaching, self-study, and is assessed by assignment only. Students will be assigned a tutor from the London Teachers Training College (LTTC) who will evaluate their assignments and provided additional assistance when necessary.
Successful completion of the Certificate in TYLT will earn students a certificate from the LTTC in TYLT. For more information on the LTTC certificate, please click this link: http://www.teachenglish.co.uk/about-lttc/accreditation/training-qualifications-uk.html
Qualified candidates must be at least 18 years of age upon enrollment, have a high school diploma or equivalency (ie 5 passes in GCE O levels including English), have a certified level of English proficiency (IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600), a teaching certificate with classroom experience, and an interest in furthering their English language teaching career.