About this course
The Young Learner Extension to CELTA is a post-CELTA course that enables you to transfer your skills and knowledge to a young-learner teaching environment.
If you have the CELTA, you can carry on and enhance your qualifications.
The course has a similar structure to the CELTA course, but your students will be of Primary and Secondary age.
How is it delivered?
On the Young Learner Extension to CELTA course you will:
- Attend input sessions covering all areas of teaching English as a second language to children aged 8-13.
- Complete four hours of assessed teaching practice.
- Work with at least two groups of young learners of different ages and abilities.
- Observe ELT professionals.
- complete two written assignments on: 1) classroom teaching and the identification of action points; 2) aspects of the teaching and learning of English at young learner level through a focus on young learners and learning contexts.
- 4 hours of individual, assessed teaching practice with British Council young learners
- 12 hours of peer observation of teaching practice with British Council young learners
- 16 hours of feedback on teaching practice and supervised lesson planning
- 28 hours of input – interactive workshops covering the major areas of language teaching
- 6 hours of observations of experienced British Council teachers
- 1 tutorial with a course tutor
By the end of the course you will have:
- a professional, internationally recognised qualification
- a solid foundation in planning and teaching
- techniques and tools for effective teaching
- been guided through your own development as a teacher
- been able to sensitise to different approaches to ensure student-centred learning
- worked with innovatory educational technology
- achieved how to be practical and work-related
- been internally assessed and externally moderated by a Cambridge assessor.