TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS COURSE & TKT YL
Who is it for?
Teachers with at least one year experience and interested in teaching Very Young Learners and Young Learners, and professionals interested in improving their teaching skills and knowledge about this specific age group (2 to 12 years old). In this course, teachers will also be able to prepare themselves for the TKT YL by Cambridge Assessment.
This course aims at providing teachers with a wide repertoire of techniques and practical activities, such as games, songs, books and videos that will make your classes more enjoyable and productive. It intends to develop participants' understanding of children's language acquisition and awareness of how you can manage and plan your classes according to their age, based on theories and different approaches, but mainly on real practice in ELT.
The course is run entirely online by qualified tutors. In Module I, there is one pre-session to GTK each other, 5 video-tasks, 5 compulsory synchronous meetings and asynchronous tasks in which participants are strongly encouraged to take part in order to make the most of the course. There are also some collaborative tasks which require participants to work closely with each other.
Participants must submit a course portfolio comprising a set of compulsory tasks to be externally moderated as well as an end-of-course reflection.
The grading of the course is Pass or Fail.
A certificate will be awarded upon completion of 80% of the course tasks and the final project.
This Teaching Young Learners Course covers the following topics:
Characteristics of YLs and Language Acquisition of L2.
Consideration before teaching: appropriate language and activities.
Essential skills for the YL Teacher.
Classroom Management: how to create a lesson plan using different approaches.
Games for different purposes and skills: Listening-Speaking, Reading-Writing.
Dealing with emotions: tantrums, bad behavior, crying and others.
The importance of playing in child development and learning: Learning inside and outside the classroom.
Suitable activities for each age group.
Working with songs and other resources.
How to tell and retell stories in a fun and meaningful way.
Producing and using puppets.
Strengthening bonds between teacher and students.
Reflection about assessing YLs.
TKT Preparation - YL Module
TKT Preparation - YL Module - Mock Test
Next group starts on August 14th, 2020.
August 14th, 2020.
August 21st, 2020.
August 28th, 2020.
September 07th, 2020.
September 11th, 2020.
*All the sessions happen on Brasília time. (GMT -3)
An Introduction to Teaching English to Children
Five-Minute Activities for Young Learners
Get to know the team behind the Teaching Young Learners Course.
In order to take part in this course, students must:
have a Gmail account
have access to broadband Internet connection
have the Zoom Web App installed to their computer
have a webcam and headphones.
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