130 – Teaching Young Learners

Course Description:

Whether you are a newly graduated teacher looking forward to grabbing a chance to enhance your skills in this area of instruction or a more experienced teacher with some experience teaching younger learners, this course will help you develop to teach more effectively. The course enables the participants to bring creative teaching into the young learner classroom implementing a child-centred approach through activities which can be personalized to the needs of young learners.

Given how world is changing at an incredibly rapid pace, being a skilful and efficient teacher of young learners requires a set of new competences and continuous learning. This course provides an extensive modern training program to teach young learners and drawing on the participants’ experience of teaching young learners, the course presents both more traditional classroom activities as well as those which exploit new technologies to keep students engaged.






Understanding the theory behind teaching methods and approaches

Analysing activities through experiencing them with loop input

Considering large classes

Considering different ages from very young learners to teens

Extra reading, links and resources to take you further


Requirements for a Certificate:

Minimum attendance requirement is 75% of course events.

Assessed portfolio work for practical tasks like group and individual planning, observation, demonstration, micro-teaching, discussion and feedback sessions.

1000-word end of course Reflective Essay.





130 – Course Outline:

130.01 – Differences between young learners and adult learners

130.02 – The theory behind teaching methods and approaches

130.03 – Creating optimal conditions for learning

130.04 – Classroom management for young learners

130.05 – Using course books – Analysing activities

130.06 – Techniques and ideas to apply in the classroom

130.07 – Teaching reading skills to young learners – Reading circles

130.08 – Dealing with different skills and learning situations

130.09 – Developing learner profiles – Differentiated instruction

130.10 – Principles and concepts of lesson planning for young learners

130.11 – Projects based learning – Cooperative pedagogic design

130.12 – Storytelling, student centred games and activities