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The IH Intro to YL is a professional development course for newly qualified English language teachers who are preparing to work with children. It’s designed as an extension to our CELTA programmes to give teachers more exposure to the pedagogy for this age group and help them acquire practical skills and ideas for effective teaching.

The IH Intro to YL is focused on learners between the age of 6 and 12. However, the pedagogy covered can be suitable for slightly younger or older learners.

As there is no formal assessment on the course, the course is not officially certified by an academic body, like a university, who evaluates and moderates the coursework. However, certificates are awarded by International House Bangkok and include the International House logo, adding value and recognition to the award. If you are interested in an official certificate, you should take a look at our IH Certificate to Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers, an internationally recognised award moderated by IH World and Cambridge.

The IH Intro to YL and the IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers (IH TYLT) are professional development courses focused on theory and practice in teaching younger learners.

 

The IH Intro to Young Learners is a briefer and more basic programme. It’s a foundation course without formal assessment and it’s often taken as an extension to our Cambridge CELTA courses. The course is developed by our team of Cambridge-approved trainers and participants receive a certificate of attendance from International House Bangkok.

 

The IH TYLT is a longer and more advanced course. It’s a formal qualification which includes assessment via teaching practice, observations and assignments. The course is developed by the International House World Organisation and moderated by Cambridge Assessment English, part of the University of Cambridge. The course is Pass or Fail, and successful participants receive a certificate with the Cambridge logo.

The IH Intro to YL is a professional development course for newly qualified English language teachers. It is designed for individuals who are working or preparing to work with children. It is the ideal course if you have recently completed an initial TEFL qualification, such as the Cambridge CELTA, and would like exposure to this age group.

Not at all. The course is specifically designed for teachers with no experience in a young learners context.

No. The course is open to all teachers. However, an initial TEFL teacher training qualification or some teaching experience can better help you relate theory and practice.

No. You should only have a proficient level of English, equivalent to CEFR C1 or above if English is not your first language.

The IH Intro to YL course covers essential techniques and activities to help teachers keep children motivated and engaged in the lesson while learning.

 

The syllabus includes the following sessions.

 

– Speaking activities

– Classroom management

– Storytelling and songs

– Teaching vocabulary

– Teaching grammar

– Dealing with problems

 

There is no formal assessment and grading of coursework.

Quite busy! Each day will include input sessions on theory, practical demos from trainers, discussions and reflection activities on best pedagogical practice.

It's very simple! Choose your preferred course and send your application through our website. If you are applying for a CELTA course, you can easily add the Intro to YL as an add-on on the application form. No payment is required at this stage. Our course advisors will review your application and get in touch with you with more information on how to complete the enrolment.

Payments can be made in cash at our school, by bank transfer or online by debit/credit card. Please visit our Payments page for more information.

Certainly. Please visit our Terms and Conditions page to view our cancellation and refund policies.

Simply because we are one of the most reputable organisations in the world in English language teaching and have been providing teacher training and development courses for over 60 years. Our story started in 1962 when International House launched their first teacher training course in London, UK. A course that later became known as the Cambridge CELTA. Since then, thousands of teachers have chosen us for their training and development. Today, we are still one of the organisations that set the standards in teacher education.