Teaching Young Learners & Teenagers

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The TEYLT is a more specialised course that teaches teachers how to cope with the demands of young learners in the EFL world. 

The course is aimed at preparing English Foreign Language (EFL) teachers to work with children and teenagers (from the ages of about 4 to 16 years) who are learning English as an additional language. The focus of the course is to develop the teacher’s insights, skills and confidence and it consists of a solid base of methodology enhanced by advice and guidance. It is packed with numerous practical ideas, insights, methods, strategies and techniques. 
The syllabus includes topics such as learning and teaching styles, language acquisition and classroom management. The course is estimated to take about 7 hours. This includes theory and application of theory.

The TEYLT course can only be registered for if you are completing the 120hr TESOL course.   

The modules for this course include: 

  • Language and Learning in TEYL Classroom
  • Teaching Strategy
  • Managing Recourses
  • Lesson Planning
  • Assessing Young Learners
  • Adolescent Stages of Development and Learning
  • Motivating Teenagers
  • Classroom Issues
  • Using Suitable material
  • Developing the Four Skills in Teenagers
  • Testing and Assessing Teenager


A 7 hour Intensive theoretical and skills development course in Teaching English to Young Learners. 


✓    Group work
✓    Lesson planning
✓    Teaching


The TEYLT course runs on the last Friday of each TESOL practical week.




Acceptance on our course is not automatic. We do require that all applicants have English first language proficiency and tertiary education or work experience. Accent and use of English is very important if you wish to compete in an international TEFL environment.

At least 18 years of age

Matriculated, preferably with some tertiary education or work experience

An interview (face-to-face or telephonically) and pre-course task may be required


Difference between TEFL & TESOL?

There is no fundamental difference in methodology. Completely foreign contexts (where people learning English are exposed to absolutely no English outside the classroom) are becoming increasingly rare. TESOL is a catch-all term for foreign and second/additional language contexts. 

We use the term TESOL for our comprehensive course because the trend in the field is increasingly tending to the use of TESOL rather than TEFL. Longer courses of 100+ hours are also becoming increasingly common. 


difference between a TESOL certificate and the CELTA?

The TESOL course covers the same content as the CELTA and is constantly updated to keep abreast of international best practice. The only real difference is that the TESOL course is not moderated or accredited by Cambridge University.

This means that we avoid having to pay Cambridge a fee and are thus able to offer the training at a substantially lower cost.

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