What does the course involve?
The Young Learner (YL) Extension to CELTA covers six main topics:
||The learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context
||Planning for effective teaching of young learners of English
||Classroom management and teaching skills for teaching English
to young learners
||Resources and materials for teaching English to young learners
||Professional development for teachers of English to young
You will be assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, moderates each course.
How is the course assessed?
There are three components of assessment:
You will teach for a total of four hours, working with at least two groups of young learners of different ages and abilities. Assessment is based on your overall performance at the end of the four hours.
You will complete two written assignments on:
- classroom teaching and the identification of action points
- aspects of the teaching and learning of English at young learner level through a focus on young learners and learning contexts.
This component assesses your overall performance on the course.
To be awarded the certificate, you must pass all three components.
How can I take the course?
You will need to find a centre that offers the Young Learner (YL) Extension to CELTA course. Find a list of centres here