Teaching English to Young Learners

The ACE TEYL Certificate is for international students who wish to improve their communication and presentation skills in order to teach English to children either in their home countries or abroad. This program gives the students the knowledge, experience, and tools that will give them the competitive edge in the expanding market of teaching English to children.

Teaching English to Young Learners

The course gives students a practical, task-based and participatory learning experience by providing opportunities to explore how children learn a second language as well as opportunities to create activities, lesson plans, materials and props for use with young learners. The overall experience will increase students’ confidence when dealing with young learners.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The ACE TEYL Certificate is not a teaching credential nor is it an early childhood education credential.  There is no accrediting organization for TEYL courses.

Children as learners

Teaching speaking, writing, listening, and reading

Lesson planning

Specialized activities

Classroom management

Teaching grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation

Why Choose the ACE TEYL Certificate?

  • Strong emphasis on practical teaching skills

  • Uses pair work, small group work and in class discussions

  • 100 hours of classroom instruction

  • An opportunity to explore how children learn a second language

  • Taught by professional, experienced and energetic trainers

  • Increase your self-confidence when dealing with young learners

  • Have the opportunity to practice teaching in a safe environment

Study Length: 4 weeks (TEYL)

Start Dates: 3 times per year, see start dates

Requirement: an intermediate level of English (TOEFL 50+ iBT, IELTS 5.0, ECLC level 300 or CEFR B2)
Placement test available upon request.