Teaching young learners is a hugely important field in language teaching and not one that most pre-service courses (like CELTA) can prepare teachers fully for. But, nevertheless, most teachers in language schools find themselves teaching at least some young learners (who can be any age from 3 to 17).
Our young learner courses and workshops are designed to help equip you to face the challenges of a young learner classroom – and enable you to add a big "plus" to your CV.
Next course: August 24–Sept. 7, 2018
60 hours over 11 days, our Young Learner extension course adds valuable specialised skills to what you learnt on your CELTA course.
Next course: September 12–16
Our five-session VYL course, for those teaching 5-7 year olds, is either full-time over 5 days in September or part-time, November to December.
Next series begins in November
Our young learner workshops run in a series of Friday morning sessions, November to April.
2018 February 9-10
Teaching English to young learners is always one of the major (and most popular) strands at our annual Conference in February.