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Young Learner courses

Courses for teachers of young learners

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.

All our young learner courses at a glance

CELTA extension course


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.

Very young learners


Next course: September 2018

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.

Workshop series

ELT TEFL courses at IH Barcelona

Current series Nov 2017-April 2018

Our young learner workshops run in a series of Friday morning sessions, November to April.

ELT Conference

IH Barcelona ELT Conference

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.


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