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IH Assessing and Developing Young Learners' Speaking Skills

Learn international testing criteria and help your learners improve their speaking skills to ace their exams

ASSESSING & DEVELOPING YLs SPEAKING SKILLS

Specialise in children's speaking skills

Understand speaking skills and sub-skills, become familiar with assessment criteria used in international proficiency tests and learn how to help your learners become better speakers. Take your first step to become a future young learners’ oral examiner.

Learn from a Cambridge examiner

The IH Assessing and Developing Young Learners’ Speaking Skills (IH AYLs) is a professional development course for English language teachers who work with children in educational settings where speaking ability is a priority, such as exam-oriented contexts.

The course is designed to help teachers acquire in-depth knowledge of speaking skills and sub-skills and learn criteria for assessment commonly used in international speaking tests. The programme also equips teachers with techniques and practical activities to teach speaking classes more effectively.

The IH Assessing and Developing Young Learners’ Speaking Skills is developed by our team of Cambridge-approved trainers and participants receive a certificate of attendance from International House Bangkok.

This is the ideal teacher training course if you are working with kids and you need to help them improve their speaking, if you teach examination classes for children or if you are planning to specialise as a young learners’ oral examiner.

SCHOOL

Much more than a teacher training academy

International House is in the heart of the main Sukhumvit area in a modern office building with easy access to public transport, shopping malls, street markets, bars and restaurants.

We have been in Bangkok since 1999 and we’re part of the International House World Organisation with more than 140 schools in 45 countries.

We’re an approved Cambridge centre and offer a range of Cambridge teacher training and development courses.

Cambridge Authorised Exam Centre
Cambridge English Teaching

WHY INTERNATIONAL HOUSE?

Teacher training specialists since 1962

Our story in teacher development 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.

DATES & FEES

Full-time or Part-time

Choose a course that best suits your time and commitments. Complete the course in 2 days on our intensive full-time programme or in 3 days on a semi-intensive part-time basis. Online from the comfort of wherever you are.

IH AYLs Courses

Timings reflect Thailand time (UTC +7), and prices are in US Dollars.

COURSE

DATES / DURATION

DAYS / TIME

LOCATION

$ USD

IH AYLs

$200

IH AYLs

$200

Please note that there are no courses scheduled for the year 2024. The schedule for the year 2025 will be published around September / October. Please wait for the new schedule before applying.

OFFER

IH CELTA trainees enjoy a 25% discount

If you have already enrolled on or completed the Cambridge CELTA course at International House Bangkok or Chiang Mai, enjoy a 25% discount on the course fees. Take the IH AYLs at only $150 USD. 

CONTENTS

What's in the IH AYLs course?

The IH Assessing and Developing Young Learners’ Speaking Skills course is designed to help you acquire deeper knowledge of speaking skills, understand speaking assessment criteria and learn classroom strategies to help your learners develop their speaking ability.

TRAINERS

A talented, dynamic and passionate team

Meet the trainers that make our teacher training programmes stand out from the crowd. A team of highly qualified and enthusiastic teachers dedicated to motivating and supporting you throughout your learning journey.

IH AYLs FAQs

All your questions answered

The IH AYLs is a professional development course for teachers working with children in contexts where speaking ability is a priority, such as exam-driven settings in which learners are tested on their oral skills. The course is designed to help teachers acquire in-depth knowledge of speaking skills and sub-skills , become familiar with international assessment criteria and use these criteria to accurately evaluate speaking performance. The course is also aimed at equipping teachers with practical ideas, strategies and activities to promote children’s speaking skills development.

The IH AYLs 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 AYLs is a professional development course for teachers working with young learners. It is the ideal teacher training course if you need to help your learners improve their speaking, if you teach examination classes for children or if you are planning to specialise as a young learners’ oral examiner.

No. The course is designed for both new and experienced teachers. However, the course content is highly specialised and, if you are looking for more generic training in teaching young learners, you may find our IH Intro Young Learners and our IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers more suitable.

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 AYLs covers a range of topics to increase your confidence and accuracy when assessing learners’ speaking skills as well as more competence in helping your students achieve their desired results in speaking tests.

 

The syllabus broadly covers the following activities:

 

- understanding and analysing speaking skills and sub-skills

- understanding and analysing international assessment criteria

- evaluating speaking performance against accepted criteria

- using evaluations to devise strategies for classroom instruction

- discussing ideas and activities for speaking development

 

There is no formal assessment and grading of coursework.

Quite busy! Each day will include input sessions on analyzing speaking skills and sub-skills, becoming acquainted with international assessment criteria, evaluating speaking performance using these criteria and exploring strategies and activities to help children improve their speaking abilities.

It's very simple! Choose your preferred course and send your application through our website. No payment is required at this stage. After we receive it, we will arrange a selection interview. You will attend an online interview with an IH AYLs trainer who will review your application and ask you about your motivation for wanting to take the course. This is to ensure that the course is a suitable match with your needs and wants. If you are accepted, you can start the course!

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.

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