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20-hour Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) Certificate Course

TEFL/TESOL Courses > 20-hour TEYL Specialist Certificate

The 20-hour TEYL Certificate specialist course has been carefully developed to address the needs of young learners. This specialist course is included in the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate or can be added to the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate for an additional fee.

This online TEYL certificate course is perfect for public school teachers, new ESL teachers, and TESOL/TEFL certified teachers who work with students between the age of 4 and 15. This specialist course is very popular with those who are teaching English with EPIK in South Korea, NET in Hong Kong, ADEK in the UAE, EF Education First in China, the JET Programme in Japan, or K-12 programs in North America.

Teaching kindergarten in South Korea with EPIK

Why is the TEYL Specialist Course Important?

The 20-hour Teaching English to Young Learners specialist reviews the most effective approaches for teaching grammar and pronunciation, shows trainees how to analyze a TEYL textbook, and provides TESOL / TEFL certified teachers with extra training specific to the young learner classroom.

Online TEYL Tutor

The TEYL course is fully online and you will be assigned an experienced tutor to answer your questions and correct your assignments.

Course Certificate

Graduates receive a 20-hour TEYL Certificate awarded by Coventry House International – OnTESOL. A stamped hard copy will be mailed and graduates also have the option of downloading a digital copy.

Course Duration

TEYL takes a minimum of one week to complete, but trainees are given up to 8 weeks to complete the course.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have an internationally recognized TESOL, TEFL, or TESL certification course in order to take this course. If you do not have an initial TESOL / TEFL qualification, the TEYL specialist is included in the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate or can be added to the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate for an additional fee.

Tuition: CA$299

Tuition fee includes course material, tutor support, and one official certificate.

TESOL Discount: CA$299 Only CA$100 when you register in the 120-hour TESOL course

Teaching English to Young Learners Syllabus

The 20-hour TEYL course consists of 6 modules and trainees have to complete 3 tasks, including reflective tasks on certain TEYL concepts and a lesson plan using Task-based Learning.


Module 1: Introduction To Teaching Young Learners

In this chapter, you will learn about the main characteristics of Young Learners of different ages, ways of approaching their learning, types of learning environments, and the use of the caretaker speech in the ESL classroom.

Module 2: First And Second Language Acquisition

In this chapter, you will read about Behaviourism and language learning mechanisms and theoretical approaches that explain First Language Acquisition.

Module 3: Language Learning Versus Acquisition

In this chapter, we will look at the difference between language learning and language acquisition in the ESL classroom, how to teach grammar communicatively, and the use of grammar games and videos that integrate the four language skills specifically to do with teaching Young Learners.

Module 4: Teaching Grammar To Young Learners

In this chapter, you will be introduced to lesson development and ideas on how to teach grammar to kids. It will also introduce you to samples of topic-centered syllabi for Kindergarten and Primary school. You will analyze an ESL textbook for kids and identify the approaches and techniques used in the textbook. This knowledge will prepare you for designing your own course.

Module 5: Communicative Language Teaching And Task-Based Learning

In this chapter, you will learn about Task-based Learning (TBL), the difference between linguistic ‘activities’ and pedagogical ‘tasks’, types of tasks and the phases in a TBL lesson plan.

Module 6: Storytelling In The ESL Classroom

This chapter introduces you to the fascinating world of Storytelling and how to use it in the ESL classroom. You will learn different techniques and how to integrate the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation to the ESL classroom through Storytelling.

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