Teaching English to Young Learners

Today, children make up the vast majority of English learners. This 30-hour Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) course, taught on the Moodle platform, focuses on teaching methodologies tailored specifically for children.

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What's Included?

This 30-hour specialty course can be added to any of existing TEFL courses (ideally paired with the 11-week Online course) or enrolled in separately. This course is great for enhancing your resume and setting yourself apart from the oversaturated TEFL job market. This course is excellent for improving your resume and distinguishing yourself in the crowded TEFL job market.

Dates/Duration: Part-time, 2-week online course that requires 12-15 hours of work a week. Here is a list of dates that are currently open and available:

  • June 10, 2024
  • July 29, 2024
  • September 16, 2024
  • November 04, 2024
  • December 23, 2024


  • 30 hours of online training for teaching young learners
  • Internationally recognized, lifetime certificate
  • 100% online, self-paced study
  • Tutor support
  • 6 months of course access
  • 14-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • Average Duration: 1-2 weeks

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What does this course cover?

  • You’ll learn how to the teach the four main components of language learning to young learners: reading, speaking, writing, and pronunciation
  • You’ll learn how to plan, create, and deliver English lessons that are optimized for 3-16 year olds
  • You’ll learn the best practices for managing young learners in the classroom
  • You’ll learn different methods for teaching materials that work well for teaching children
  • You’ll learn how to find a paid job teaching English to children or young learners


Before enrolling, we strongly recommend that you are concurrently enrolled in an accredited TEFL certification, are already certified, or have experience teaching ESL.


  • Recommended: Minimum of 120 Hour TEFL Course Certification
  • Required: Fluent in English
  • At least an international standard of intermediate or advanced fluency: B1. What is B1 English Level?
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Young Learner FAQs

What is a “Young Learner”?

The term “Young Learner” (YL) can refer to a foreign language learner from preschool to secondary school. Students under the age of thirteen are typically considered young learners because they are just beginning their English education.

What is TYL or TEYL?

TEYL stands for Teaching English to Young Learners (TYL– Teaching Young Learners).

How can I teach English to children?

With a 120-hour TEFL certification, you can teach English to children both in person and online. Fortunately, there is a high demand for English teachers for children, and finding a job teaching children anywhere in the world is a simple process. Teachers looking for a competitive edge in the oversaturated TEFL market can benefit from our 30-Hour Teaching Young Learners Course, which specializes in teaching children.

Is it harder to teach English to children or young learners?

Many teachers appreciate the enthusiasm of children and young learners, making it an easy and rewarding job. While the material is simpler than what you would teach to advanced and older learners, emphasis is especially placed on methodology and high-energy lesson plans to keep students engaged. The level of difficulty in teaching English to children is solely determined by the teacher’s preferences.

Can you teach young learners or children English online?

Children and young learners can be taught both in-person and online. The vast majority of English-teaching job opportunities are for children.

Why should I consider taking this TEFL for Young Learners Course?

There is a large distinction between teaching language courses to adults versus children. To that end, there is also a significant difference between teaching a four-year-old versus an eight-year-old. 

A regular 120+ hour TEFL class will provide you with a strong foundation of basic teaching skills, but this specialty course will have you reach your full potential as a teacher working with children. You’ll leave this course with specific skills and a full understanding of the needs and challenges confronting young learners.

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