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30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Specialist Course

Put aside just 30 hours of online training, and become a specialist in teaching English to young learners. You’ll create child-friendly lesson plans and learning materials by thinking creatively, or adapting existing TEFL materials. Add this qualification to your TEFL CV and stand out to employers.


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30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Specialist Course

Why take the 30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Specialist 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 do you get on the 30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Specialist Course?

  • Fully accredited training.
  • Personal tutor support.
  • Internationally recognized certificate.
  • Expert job hunting advice.

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About your 30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Specialist Course

The 240 Hour Master TEFL Course is structured to be completed online within 6 months. You will have 24-hour online access to the program, allowing you to learn when and where you suit you while gaining a lifetime qualification.

Because of our dedication to helping you succeed, our course support team will assist you along your education journey to becoming TEFL certified.

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Ultimate Flexibility

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.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Teaching Young Learners
    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.

  • Module 2: The role of the teacher
    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.

  • Module 3: Teaching grammar and vocabulary
    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.

  • Module 4: Teaching receptive skills
    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.

  • Module 5: Teaching productive skills
    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.

  • Module 6: Intercultural training
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand the need for intercultural training and different cultural dimensions.
    • Know how to use practical activities in class to help learners understand their own culture, other cultures and how to cope with different cultures.

  • Module 7: Teaching English for specific purposes
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what is involved in teaching an ESP course and how this differs from teaching a General Business English course.
    • Have gained more confidence in teaching ESP.
    • Be able to consider the need for a clear needs analysis, subject knowledge and choosing suitable materials.
    • Have gained confidence in planning an ESP course and individual lessons

  • Assessment

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




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China Internship

I decided to take a gap year after I finished my Leaving Cert. After going through the entire course online and getting accredited to teach english abroad I had the best year of my life in Shanghai. The week was spent teaching and I was able to travel around and explore during the weekends. I’m looking forward to going abroad again once I’m finished college.

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TEFL 120 Hour

Getting accredited to teach english as a second language is one of the best things I have ever done! The entire online course was really easy to follow and I was able to get help whenever I wasn’t sure about anything. I’m planning to go abroad next year to put my newly found knowledge to use! Thanks for all the help guys!

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TEFL Master

I have just completed the 240hr TEFL package and can honestly say I am so glad I chose this package as having learnt so much about the IELTS teacher preparation certification. I can see why it is such an advantage in the TEFL jobs market.

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China Internship

I did an internship for three months in Beijing. It was great fun and I enjoyed my time there. My host family were exceptional and helped me out with any problems I had during my time staying there! The monthly allowance was enough to travel around with as everything is much cheaper over there than at home here. I’d love to go back again to visit but during the summer this time!

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My first step into teaching was with this programme & exploration into my potential as a teacher of English. The course was very well laid out and easy to follow once I arrived in country the co-ordinators were brilliant & encouraging to Native Speakers & Polish Participants alike. It's an intense experience but one that I will definitely be looking to participate in again. Thank you for the opportunity to teach, touch, learn, share & give.

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TEFL 240 Hour

I am writing this review for the administration. They have been to quick to respond to all my questions and understanding of why I needed help.

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TEFL 240 Hour

I loved doing the TEFL course, especially the fact that I could complete it online as I mind two children and was constantly being interrupted but it was easy to go back over things if I didn’t fully understand. Ian was very helpful throughout the course and made sure all my questions were answered quickly and in detail. I can’t wait to put my new skills to the test in Spain this summer.

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China Internship

I really enjoyed my time abroad after getting accredited to teach english. As a frequent backpacker, this was a different experience as I got to stay in the one place for quite a length of time. I got to know lots of the locals and made tons of friends.

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TEFL 120 Hour

I was very happy with the course and its content. It’s very easy to work your way through it on the online platform. I’m not sure where I will go teaching yet but I’m excited that it’s now a very real possibility. Thanks for all the help.

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Thailand Internship

My now husband and I met before when traveling around Southeast Asia a long time ago. After taking your course we both went back and started teaching english. We have been enjoying ourselves here ever since! I hope to take the more advanced course soon.

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Spain Internship

I completed an internship in Spain during my summer break in University. I couldn’t have done it without all the help from you guys and the lessons I learned on the course. The host family were really nice and I met up with other teachers who where in the area.

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Really enjoyed taking the course, I feel much more confident in the classroom now.

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

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As leaders in the TEFL industry, our students benefit from training that has been developed over a number of years. What’s more, internationally recognized and accredited by ACDL, the quality of our courses will launch you into your TEFL career.


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Certificate in Teaching Young Learners Including Oracy,  Listening and Speaking Skills

This course is designed for teachers who are currently working or intend to work within the field of teaching English to young learners. No previous experience or training in young learners’ education is required to complete this course.



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