Why Take The Teaching English To Young Learners Specialty Course?
From Madrid and Buenos Aires to Seoul and Shanghai, hundreds of millions of children are learning English as a foreign language. As English becomes further entrenched as the global language of trade, culture, travel, and education, both governments and parents understand that learning English is key to providing children with a brighter future. English is now required in most school systems across the world and millions of parents invest independently in extra lessons and/or private tutoring. For graduates of International TEFL Academy, this demand generates nearly countless opportunities to get paid to live abroad while teaching English to young learners.
To better prepare our students and graduates for the challenge of teaching young learners and to enhance their job opportunities, International TEFL Academy is proud to now offer this exclusive 30-Hour (two weeks) Teaching English to Young Learners Course. Taught by expert instructors using a curriculum developed by experts, this course will provide you with both the skills and resources you need to gain confidence in the classroom and to qualify for top positions.
If I can get a job teaching English abroad with a regular TEFL certification, why should I take this specialty course?
- Develop skills & learn teaching methodologies specific to teaching children between the ages of 2 - 11 years. A regular 120+ hour TEFL class will provide you with a strong foundation of basic teaching skills, but reaching your full potential as a teacher working with children requires specific skills & a full understanding of the needs and challenges confronting young learners. From developing age-appropriate lessons and activities to gaining classroom management skills that will prepare you to run a class of 20 six-year-olds, this course will significantly build upon the skills you learned in your standard TEFL class (More Info).
- Enhance your job prospects and opportunities for promotion. Employers and students want to hire the best teachers with the highest levels of skills and training. Taking this specialty course will set you apart from thousands of other English teachers looking to teach English abroad to children who only possess a regular TEFL certification and no specific training for teaching English to children.
- Demonstrate your interest & comfort level in teaching younger learners. Putting this specialty course on your CV will not only exhibit your enhanced level of training, but it will demonstrate your interest in enthusiasm for working with younger learners.
- Boosts Confidence & Capabilities. 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. This course provides the trainee with practical TEFL children classroom management strategies, teaching theories, and activities so that when they walk into the young learner classroom (be it four-year-olds or eight-year-olds) they are better prepared and thus more confident working with this population.