The TEFL Institute of Ireland

TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS SPECIALIST COURSE

Why take the 30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course

Teaching Young Learners is one of the most rewarding specialist areas in the TEFL world. This course is your key to opening doors in this fulfilling career path. When teaching English to adults it is usually true that they have freely chosen to attend your class, something that cannot always be said when teaching young learners.

To address this difference, this course looks at educational theories, teaching methodologies and specific activities that can be drawn upon to keep your students interested and motivated in the classroom.

You will teach young learners the four pillars of communication:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking

There is no shortage of jobs in the TEFL world. In China alone, there are over 300 million people wanting to learn English.

This fully accredited course will put you in an advantageous position in comparison to other candidates. Many teaching jobs and internships are based in schools teaching children between the ages of 4 and 16.

You could land a role as a lead TEFL teacher in a primary school in Colombia or become an after school tutor for young learners. The opportunities are endless.

What you get on the 30 Hour Teaching English Online Course

  • The TEFL job market
  • Types of employers
  • Job advertisement & examples
  • Interview questions
  • Tips for a good cover letter
6 Months Study
Use on any device
Certificate upon completion
Recognised Worldwide

Verified Student Reviews

Rebecca Luanne
Rebecca L.
20:48 22 Jan 20
I just completed the 120 hour course. I would highly recommend it. The layout was great and extremely easy to understand and read. 5*
Fiona Flavin
Fiona F.
14:10 22 Jan 20
I'm very happy I chose study with the TEFL Institute of Ireland! The notes are all very clear and informative and are very easy to navigate. The audios and videos throughout the modules make the lessons much more engaging. The customer service team has also been great and helped me whenever i've had a problem. I hope to do another course again in the future!
Eric Jason Egan
Eric Jason E.
21:55 20 Jan 20
Excellent training and support
Sean Cuddy
Sean C.
17:39 18 Jan 20
This was a fantastic experience. The teachers were energetic and inspiring and I felt engaged the whole way through. The practical experience gained has really put my mind at ease about my capabilities to be an English teacher. The resources provided for materials and job prospects were also a fantastic addition. Huge thumbs up!!
Ruth Hanrahan
Ruth H.
07:17 17 Jan 20
I recently completed my 120 hour tefl certificate. I found tefl ireland very easy to use. I used the app everyday, which meant I could study anywhere I had the chance.
Aine Bennett
Aine B.
00:38 17 Jan 20
The 120 hour online TEFL course was perfect for me - the content is informative and engaging and the website is easy to use. I was halfway through my course and I let it expire but they offer an extension if this happens which is so incredibly helpful. It saves your progress too which is amazing. Would definitely recommend The TEFL Institute of Ireland if you’re interested in becoming an ESL teacher.
sean monahan
sean M.
14:57 16 Jan 20
Really enjoyed doing my TEFL course to teach English abroad. Very easy to learn and navigate the website and all at a very good price. Definitely would recommend to anyone who is considering doing this course
Retro 222
Retro 2.
13:38 15 Jan 20
Choosing the 120 hour course Was very helpful to me when i landed my first teaching job in Cambodia , it’s a good stepping stone and introduction to tefl industry ,After completing the course I would review it ,this would really help me in my first teaching job.

About your online TEFL course

Get it right, download our 44-page career guide free and you will have that interview in no time!

Online training has become the fastest growing resource for qualifications, and our TEFL training is no different. The 24/7 access to the program means you can juggle work, family, university and the all-important social life.

The interactive program is structured using a combination of text, audio, and video, so there’s something to suit everyone. Although teaching English to adults is common all over the world, teaching English to young learners makes up a large proportion of the worldwide TEFL industry and is actually one of the fastest growing sectors. This specialized form of teaching requires several different skills and techniques in order to create the environment necessary to deliver an effective teaching program.

Become an internationally recognized teacher with the TEFL Institute of Ireland and broaden your horizons..

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Have reviewed the role of English as a global language and the increase in young learners accessing English language learning.
  • Have discussed student motivation and learning needs of different age groups.
  • Have a greater awareness of how to adapt your teaching to teach very young learners, young learners and teenagers.

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Have considered a range of practical classroom management techniques designed to manage teaching and learning.
  • Have considered a range of suggestions, routines and procedures designed to maintain classroom discipline.
  • Have considered how teaching techniques can be adapted to cater for different teaching contexts.
  • Have considered some important safeguarding and child protection information to help you deal with welfare concerns.

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Have considered different approaches to teaching grammar.
  • Have reviewed different activities and techniques to teach grammar to young learners at different ages.
  • Have reviewed different activities and techniques to teach vocabulary to young learners at different ages.

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Understand the difference between receptive and productive skills.
  • Understand the main principles of teaching reading and listening skills.
  • Be able to select suitable reading and listening activities for different age groups.
  • Know how to stage a reading or listening comprehension activity.
  • Understand the importance of extensive reading and listening outside class.

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Understand what is involved in being an effective writer or speaker.
  • Understand the main principles of teaching writing and speaking skills.
  • Know how to stage writing or speaking activities.
  • Be familiar with a range of writing and speaking activities appropriate to young learners at different age groups.

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Includes end of course test with multiple questions, requiring a pass mark of 80% or above.

Irelands Top Rated Provider of TEFL

ACDL Accreditation Council for Distance Learning

ACDL - Accreditation number: 2854-2540

The TEFL institute of Ireland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL), an accreditation body which specialises in distance learning courses. Thus our accreditation by ACDL reflects the high quality distance learning offered by the TEFL institute.

To learn more, visit their website: ACDL

TQUK (Training Qualifications UK)

Approved center number: C000854

The TEFL Institute of Ireland is a fully approved training centre. All of our course materials have been externally and independently approved, endorsing our brand as one of high standards and excellence. TQUK, an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) regulated awarding body.

To learn more about TQUK and their checks and standards, visit their website: TQUK

Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations

Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

To learn more about Ofqual or to verify TQUK status, visit their website: Ofqual

Why the TEFL Institute of Ireland?

Support & Guidance

At the TEFL Institute, we place our students at the forefront of our work. Therefore, we offer full support and guidance through training to finally launching our teachers into the TEFL industry. Whats more, our staff are experts when it comes to providing the right information and advice as you move forward. So consider us your TEFL guardians.

Quality and Experience

As leaders in the TEFL industry, our students benefit from training that has been developed over a number of years. In fact, internationally recognised and accredited by ACDL, the quality of our online TEFL course will launch you into your TEFL career.

Value

Enrolling on our fully accredited online TEFL course will give you the best value for your time and money. We know that each customer has different needs and expectations. So we offer promotions and sales on all of our courses and internships throughout the year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Level 5 mean?

A Level 5 TEFL course is one that is regulated by Ofqual according to their qualifications framework. Another Level 5 teaching qualification is the CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Once qualified with a Level 5 TEFL qualification, you’ll have access to the most competitive jobs worldwide.

What does regulated mean?

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognised by the government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

What is a TEFL certification?

The “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” (TEFL) certificate, is the most commonly accepted certificate worldwide. This certificate allows you to teach English to non-native speakers across the globe. The main qualifications to get a TEFL is to have the ability to speak English at a native-level and then complete a course. You can complete a TEFL course either online or in a classroom. The different courses vary based on the number of hours it takes to complete.

How do I get a TEFL certificate?

The minimum required worldwide is to have at least the 120 Hour TEFL training.

You can choose between fully accredited TEFL courses, Government Regulated Level 5 TEFL courses or combined TEFL courses. View all our courses here.

Online TEFL courses are the most affordable & flexible way to launch your teaching career. This is a perfect way to study theoretical material at your own time & your own pace.

Combined TEFL courses are offering both online & in-class studying. They are a fantastic opportunity to get two TEFL certificates (theoretical & practical). You will learn your theory from online material and then practice it with other teachers during the 10-hour practical session, accompanied and lectured by an experienced TEFL teacher.

Before you choose your TEFL certificate, be aware to check if:

  • It is fully accredited & recognised worldwide.
  • You will gain at least 120 hours of training.
  • You will have a tutor’s assistance.
  • It is approved by an official body, such as TQUK & Ofqual in the United Kingdom.
  • Make sure to check TEFL provider reviews on Google or
  • You will have job support after completion.

What is the difference between TEFL/TESOL/CELTA?

TEFL – “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” certificate, is the most commonly accepted certificate worldwide. This certificate allows you to teach English to non-native speakers across the globe. The main qualifications to get a TEFL is to have the ability to speak English at a native-level and then complete a course. You can complete a TEFL course either online or in a classroom. The different courses vary based on the number of hours it takes to complete.

TESOL – “Teaching English as a Second Language” aka TESL. Similar to TESOL students, as a TESL teacher, you would likely be teaching English in your home country to students who have moved or live in an English speaking country. In other words, they are continuously surrounded by the language and will be using it everyday outside of the classroom, unlike TEFL students who are likely learning in their home country.

CELTA stands for “Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults” and is a very prestigious certification. In order to receive a CELTA, you must complete a 120-hour course along with six hours of teaching real ESL students. The majority of the programs are held over one-month and are full time. However, you may be able to find some courses that are part-time and are spread out over three months. The CELTA program must follow a strict regulation created by Cambridge University. Due to its intense nature and requirements, the cost also tends to be much higher and can be up to €1700!

What does TEFL stand for?

TEFL stands for “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” – TEFL is the most commonly accepted certificate worldwide.

Which TEFL course to take?

Confused about which TEFL course to enrol in? Don’t worry, as long as you can speak English at a fluent or near-fluent level, then you are eligible to take one of the TEFL Institute of Ireland’s regulated TEFL courses.

Non-native speakers do sometimes find the Ofqual Regulated Level 5 TEFL course quite challenging and we understand it is essential for you to be sure that you are comfortable with your English language abilities before choosing which course to take. As a guide, we recommend that that non-native speakers have a minimum IELTS 6.5 score. If you are unsure you should take our FREE online level test below

Complete The TEFL Institute of Ireland’s FREE English Level Test which has been designed to assist you with making this important decision.  If you have any doubts, request a call, and we can discuss which course would suit your needs.

Do I need a Bachelor’s degree to take a TEFL course?

The great news is that you don’t need a degree to take a TEFL course! This is a common worry. Anyone with fluent English can enrol in one of our courses to become a qualified and confident English teacher.
It’s good to know that a degree is a requirement in some countries to get a work permit such as Japan and Korea, but there are many opportunities for those without a degree to be hired.
Even if you see an employer preference for degree holders I still recommend applying as they may not get their full quota and you may have so many additional skills that will appeal to hiring managers.

What’s the difference between Accredited TEFL Courses vs Government Regulated Level 5 TEFL Courses?

Lots of people ask about the difference between our courses. For example, the 120-hour Premier TEFL course is what we would call one of our  fast track courses. This is the minimum recognised worldwide.

• You have 10 modules to complete usually taking 4 – 6 weeks
• Each module has a multiple-choice test at the end and you need 80% to pass
• You’ll get your digital certificate on completion and can buy a hard copy from us if you’d like one with an embossed logo immediately

Looking at the 180-hour level 5 Ofqual-regulated TEFL course by comparison:

• Learners spend typically 10 – 12 weeks to complete the 11 modules
• Since it’s a UK government regulated level 5 course the pass mark is 100% and assessments are multiple-choice plus open-ended answers. Don’t worry, you can re-attempt quizzes in order to get 100%. Our academic team will review your answers at the end of your 11 modules and may ask for some questions to be reattempted (absolutely normal). Some questions may require to provide Academic references.
• You’ll get your digital coursework completion certificate from us after module 11, and following successful assessment from our academic team, we’ll be able to claim the licence for your Ofqual (government) certificate from our accreditation body TQUK.

The Ofqual-regulated course range is certainly for those people who want to gain a higher-level more recognised qualification.

Read our blog to learn more about the Level 5 TEFL course here.

What are the benefits of completing a Level 5 TEFL Course?

If you are looking for a professional, globally recognised, Government Regulated TEFL qualification; you should consider the online level 5 TEFL course. The Government Regulated Level 5 TEFL course is the same level as CELTA and Trinity Cert TESOL. Ofqual government regulated (UK) Level 5 TQUK qualification.

The course has 180 hours of TEFL training, more than the minimum required and it’s a higher standard course and therefore, is more competitive.

What’s the age restriction to take TEFL course?

There is none really, we usually say that if you are over 16yrs old, you can start completing a TEFL course. If you are looking for jobs abroad then the minimum age requirement is 18 yrs old or higher.

Who are the ACDL?

The TEFL institute of Ireland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL), an accreditation body which specialises in distance learning courses. Thus our accreditation by ACDL reflects the high quality distance learning offered by the TEFL institute.

ACDL – Accreditation number: 2854-2540

To learn more, visit their website: ACDL

Who are the TQUK?

The TEFL Institute of Ireland is a fully approved training centre. All of our course materials have been externally and independently approved, endorsing our brand as one of high standards and excellence. TQUK, an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) regulated awarding body.

Approved center number: C000854

To learn more about TQUK and their checks and standards, visit their website: TQUK

What's Ofqual stand for?

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

To learn more about Ofqual or to verify TQUK status, visit their website: Ofqual

Are combined TEFL courses better than the online courses?

We would always recommend attending practical training. If you have the time to attend one of our 10 hour classroom courses, then do! This will give you more confidence and it will put the theory from your online course into practice. The day course is run by our experienced TEFL’s teachers and you will learn the most important skills for executing lessons, from how to warm up the class, to using grammar in a clear and concise manner. This course is perfect if you have already TEFL cert and you would like to put it in practice. Some people prefer to start from the practical course and then do a 120-300hour TEFL course after.

We have 4 locations where we hold our day courses in Ireland:

TEFL Course Dublin, Jurys Inn, Parnell Street

TEFL Course in Galway, The Clayton Hotel

TEFL Course Cork, Radisson Blu Hotel

TEFL Course In Limerick, The Maldron Hotel

Are there any free TEFL courses for unemployed?

We don’t offer free courses but we do help with getting funding from the Dept of Social Protection in Ireland. Our comprehensive courses train you in teaching English as a foreign language at home and abroad. More information on the social welfare grant can be found by following this link: Local Social Welfare Office

This scheme is designed to fund quick access to short term training or related interventions, obtain/renew certification/permits for individual job seekers that have identified work opportunities or where Case Officers have identified an immediate skills gap that represents an obstacle to taking up a job offer or accessing other activation.

We are happy to invoice an external organisation or company on your behalf. Please get in touch with us at [email protected] and we can arrange this for you.

Here at the TEFL Institute of Ireland we firmly believe education should be affordable for everybody. Under this ethos, we offer a 10% subsidy to those who find themselves currently unemployed or in full-time education. Enrol on any of our fully accredited TEFL courses for less and open a new world of opportunities.

To gain the TEFL subsidy you should add the word FUNDING at the checkout. Please be aware that we randomly ask for proof of student or unemployed status. We accept documentation such as a copy of a student card or job seekers allowance. Please send either to us within 14 days via email to [email protected] Or via post to:

The TEFL Institute of Ireland
Old Friary Building
Lower Main Street
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford

Post code: X35 FX45

Am I too old to teach English abroad?

You are never too old to gain new qualifications. Some employers might have age restrictions but others won’t. There are always options to teach English from home, private tutor, online tutor.

Do I need to speak another language to teach English abroad?

No, it is not necessary to have knowledge of other languages. You will be able to find a job and work comfortably without knowing the language spoken in that particular country. The real question is, should you make an effort to learn a foreign language? Basic language is always a plus and we would always recommend learning a few phrases before you move abroad. Learn to say Hi, Thank you, Goodbye, Sorry. If you can order a meal and pay for that meal without automatically handing over the biggest bill in your wallet (whilst looking adorably confused) you’ll survive.

Which course to take if I only would like to focus on teaching English online?

If online teaching is your primary goal, we would always recommend at least the 120 hour TEFL training. If you would like to specialise in specific categories, you can upper your qualifications by adding 30 hour specialist’s courses such as:

  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Teaching Business English
  • Preparation for IELTS Exam
  • Preparation for TOEIC Exam

And of course, adding our 30 hour Teaching English Online course is a huge benefit as it focuses to prepare you (the teacher) how to enter online tutoring world.

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What’s inside?

The 46 page comprehensive TEFL brochure will tell you everything you need to know about teaching English as a foreign language – including the full range of training options, TEFL Jobs, and TEFL scholarships available.

  • Which TEFL Course
  • Why a TEFL Internships
  • TEFL Scholarships Available
  • Best countries for TEFL Jobs
  • Career Guidance Centre

What’s inside?

  • The TEFL job market
  • Types of employers
  • Job advertisement & examples
  • Interview questions
  • Tips for a good cover letter

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