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If you are planning to teach English in Thailand or in any part of the world the chances are you will be teaching classes of young learners and teenagers.  With an ever increasing number of schools in countries such as Thailand, China, South Korea and Taiwan requiring suitably qualified YL teachers, there has never been a better time to get a qualification in teaching younger learners and teenagers. Therefore gaining International House’s Certificate in Teaching Younger Learners and Teenagers is an ideal opportunity for teachers looking to transfer their current skills to effectively teaching YLs.

 

On successful completion of the International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers course, trainees will be awarded a teaching certificate which is not only recognized by every International House school across the world but also by Cambridge English Language Assessment who moderate the course. All certificates will come with both the International House and the Cambridge logo.

 

If you are interested in developing your teaching skills with YLs and becoming better qualified then join us at International House in BangkokThailand, for the bespoke International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers course.

 

Aims of the course

The International House Young Learners and Teenagers’ programme is an extremely practical course designed to enable candidates to:

  • effectively transfer and  apply their existing English teaching skills from an adult to a young learners and teenagers context
  • gain a deeper understanding of how young learners and teenagers learn and how to cater to their needs, interests and motivation
  • plan for and stage effective lessons in order to teach language lessons and to develop their language skills
  • acquire and use a range of communicative activities, games and resources in order to make language learning fun, communicative and meaningful
  • develop effective classroom management strategies and techniques in order to competently manage classes of young learners and teenagers
  • continue their own personal development as teaching professionals after the course.

 

At the end of the 2 week IH CYLT intensive course, trainees will have:

  • Attended and participated in 30 hours of trainer input sessions for subject knowledge and teaching methodology.
  • Completed 3 hours of observed teaching practice.
  • Observed 6 hours of lesson observations of peers and experienced teachers.
  • Completed 7 or more portfolio tasks.
  • Completed two practically focused written assignments.

 

Those trainees who have successfully completed the course will be awarded either a pass or distinction grade, according to the continuous assessment by our trainers and external moderators, Cambridge English Language Assessment. All certificates will be issued with both the International House logo and the Cambridge logo.

 

A typical week of the IH CYLT intensive course.

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

9:00-
10:30

Course
introduction

Classroom management

Clarifying and checking new language

Developing speaking skills

Methods and approaches

Break

10:45-
12:00

Planning for younger learners

Classroom instructions and classroom language

Practising
language

Accuracy and correction techniques

Games in the
YL classroom

Break

12:15
13:00

Assisted lesson planning

Assisted lesson planning

Assisted lesson planning

Assisted lesson planning

Assisted lesson planning

Lunch

14:00-
16:30

Observation of tutor teaching the class

Trainees A, B and C teach for 45 minutes each

Trainees D, E and F teach for 45 minutes each

Trainees A, B and C teach for 45 minutes each

Trainees D, E and F teach for 45 minutes each

16:30-
17:00

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