Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning Course 
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The Advanced Certificate Program for those who
Teach English to Young Learners


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The Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning Course
Absolutely the BEST course for those who teach English to children!

   Course at a Glance
  Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)Advanced Certificate in
  Teaching English to Young Learners - CertTEYL
  Online course or E-Learning Online course / E-Learning
  Who the course is for For those who teach English to children QUALIFIED?   Weeks of study 14-16 weeks of study
      [flexible up to 52 weeks+]
  Start at any time and work at your own pace Start any time / work at your own pace   Hours of work per week to complete the course 3-4 hours of work / week
      [30 minutes / week available]
  Friendly tutor or course instructor Friendly one-to-one tutor/instructor   Course Fee From US$375 or US$75/month DETAILS

Advanced CertTEYL Course Details

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Our course will provide you with the most effective methods and strategies to help children acquire English as a second language.

You will improve your skills, knowledge, and confidence through this interactive E-learning course and you can complete the course in the convenience of your own home or workplace.

A ONE-to-ONE course tutor will help you to find professional development solutions to suit your personal teaching style and the needs of your students.


What is TEYL?

TEYL = Teaching English to Young Learners

We define young learners as children aged six to twelve, but the course has also proven to be beneficial for those who teach very young learners or teens.

Our CertTEYL is designed for those who teach English overseas (EFL or ESOL); however, we get excellent feedback from ESL teachers in English speaking countries as well.

CertTEYL Course

"I highly recommend this course for any ESL instructor who has a true passion for teaching children."
An American ESL teacher in Germany.   

Is this course for you?

The Advanced Certificate in TEYL, which we call the CertTEYL, was designed for teachers who want to have a specific qualification in teaching English to children.

Course Prerequisites and Requirements

Still not sure? Please take this quiz Am I qualified to enroll for the CertTEYL E-Learning course? OR contact our friendly staff at the Registrar's Office to discuss if our CertTEYL course is right for you.

Need to fine tune your teaching methods?

The CertTEYL course provides a practical approach to teaching English to children.

You learn everything from child development to specific language teaching techniques that you can use in your classroom. The course provides a good balance between theory and practice.

Your own personal tutor will guide you through the course and help you to find the solutions that you need for your specific teaching environment.


Support from your own one-to-one course tutor!

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will help you throughout the course from beginning to end. Your tutor will answer any questions about the course or about classroom teaching.

The tutors are practicing teachers who are currently teaching English to young learners. They have at least ten years of experience in teaching children. Our tutors come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.

You will find that your tutor is a nice person. All of the CertTEYL tutors are kind, compassionate, open-minded, fair, willing to listen to new ideas, and ready to answer all of your questions.

Your tutor truly wants to help you to succeed in the CertTEYL course and in your career.

"The tutor went above and beyond my expectations and provided me with excellent feedback..."
An ESL teacher in Florida.   

Screen captures from the CertTEYL E-Learning course.

Course Entry Messages and Forum
Announcement page.

Main TEYL Course Interface
Main course page.

Custom Articles for the Certificate TEYL Course
Custom course articles.
Course Grade and Tracking
Grade chart.
Discussion Forum for TEYL E-Learning course
Discussion board.
Conceptual Learning
Conceptual learning.
Progress Checklist and TTD List
Progress Checklist and TTD List.
Course tools.
Course tools.

Reference and study resources
Reference and study resources.

Interactive elements
Interactive elements.

Are you spending too much time preparing your lessons?

The CertTEYL will help you to fine tune your teaching methods and to experiment with new ideas. You will become much more efficient in lesson planning.

CertTEYL E-Learning course features

What will I learn in the course?

The course is designed to be easy to use and to navigate. It is divided into modules and each module is further divided into sections.

+Course Objectives and Course Breakdown
+Should you be teaching children? (with self-assessment questionnaire)
+The Science of TEYL
+Course Resources
+Online Resources/Study Tips

Module 1 - Characteristics of a Young Learner
+Defining a Young Learner
+First Language Development
+Learning a Second Language
+Parenting and Communication
+Psychological Development and the Role of Motivation
+Social Development
+Intellectual Development
+Physical Development and TPR
+Cultural Considerations
+Interaction Strategy and/or Philosophy

Module 2 - Learning and Language
+What is Language?/Language Acquisition
+Learning Another Language
+Grammar Goblins
+Phonology - The Sound of Language
+The Four Skills

Module 3 - Classroom Management
+The Makings of a Good Teacher
+Behavior Management (includes Discipline)
+Classroom Atmosphere
+Classroom Safety

Module 4 - Instructive Strategy
+Using Gestures and Flashcards
+Using Games
+Using Music, Songs, and Chants
+Using Dance and Movement
+Using Dialogue, Drama, and Poetry
+Using Stories and Storytelling
+Using Crafts and Activities
+Project Work
+Using Technology in the Classroom
+Pair and Group Work
+Including Phonology in Lessons
+Error Correction (+Concept Checking & Syllabus Design)
Module 5 - Resource Management
+Free-form Lesson Planning
+Where to get ideas! (includes an Idea and Resource Guide with hundreds of sources for lesson plan ideas)
+Building a Set of Re-Usable Resources
+Material Evaluation

Module 6 - Professional Development
+Teachers' Rights
+Language Teaching Versus Test Preparation
+School Policies and Practices Versus Teacher Independence
+Working Freelance or Owning Your Own School
+Further Education

Certification Option 1 - Tasks
+The Purpose of Certification
+TASK 1 - Short Answer
+TASK 2 - Annotated Bibliography
+TASK 3 - Plans, Portfolio, Video, or Reflective Project
+Alumni Services

Certification Option 2 - Written Paper
[This option is only open to those who have written university level papers or who have published papers.]
+The Purpose of Certification
+Choosing Your Topic
+The Rough Draft and Research
+Establishing a Purpose and a Pattern
+Revising and Polishing Your Paper
+Alumni Services

Within the modules there are
++Three Assignments.
++Fifteen major tasks.
++Three minor tasks.
++Forty quick reviews and quizzes.
++Seventeen major "readings".
++Several other minor readings and tasks.

A total of 40 learning sections and another 21 sections that include introductions, instructions, and other important information.

Also included are:
++Dozens of practical ideas throughout the course.
++A rated guide of dozens of web sites that contain hundreds of ideas to use along with what you have learned in the course.
++Extra optional references for further study.
The CertTEYL also has seventeen reading assignments, many reading options, dozens of practical ideas throughout the course, and a resource guide with hundreds of teaching ideas.


How will I be evaluated?

The focus of the course is professional development not grades; however, your tutor will provide plenty of feedback and give you some grades so that you know if you are on the right track.

There is a mini quiz at the end of each section. There are seven minor tasks and three assignments that will be graded by your tutor.

The bulk of the final grade will be based on your work on a certification research paper or a task based project.

You are allowed to submit draft versions of your work to get feedback before you submit them for final evaluation. Your tutor will also answer any questions about the tasks and provide examples if necessary.

Certificate and Transcript
After successfully completing the course, you will receive a full transcript and certificate. The certificate can be verified by a holographic code. The transcript is printed on security paper and cannot be electronically reproduced.

How long does the course take?

The TEYL course can be done from any location around the globe.

The average course participant takes about 40-50 hours* to complete the CertTEYL E-Learning course.

You have up to 12 months to finish the course.

The course will take you at least 3 or 4 months to complete if you work about three to four hours a week. We strongly suggest that you take your time and enjoy the learning process.

There are extra study options and readings for those who want to explore any topic more extensively.

*The CertTEYL E-Learning course is the equivalent of 120+ hours of classroom study. Each course participant works at their own pace, so the course may take more time for some participants.

Work at your own pace and at your own convenience!

Asynchronous E-Learning Course for those who teach ESL or EFL to children.
The CertTEYL E-Learning course is asynchronous. This means that you can learn at your own pace.
  1. You can enter or leave the course whenever you want.
  2. You can access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  3. You work on your own schedule and when you are done a task or assignment you submit it for feedback to your tutor.
  4. Your work is automatically submitted to your tutor who will send you a response by e-mail.
  5. You and the tutor do not have to be on the computer at the same time.

"The materials introduced in the online resources section alone were worth the price of the course!"
A Canadian teacher in Japan.   

How much is the course fee and what is included?

The course fee starts at US$375 for the TEYL PRO level. The TEYL PRO Platinum level includes unlimited contact time with your own course tutor. Your tutor will answer guide you through the course and answer any of your questions.

The course also includes the following features and much more:

  • ONE-TO-ONE support from your course tutor.
  • Access the course 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • A certificate and a transcript shipped to you.
  • Equivalent of 120+ hours of classroom study.
  • Internationally recognized high quality course.
  • Up to a full year to complete the course.
  • With E-Learning the course is not only convenient but it is also less expensive. You do not have to pay for travel, lodging, or take time away from work.


    8 More Reasons Why You Should Enroll

    It works! Course graduates are very happy with the CertTEYL and find it a good investment of their time and effort.

    CertTEYL graduates report that they earn more money and that they advance more quickly in their careers.
    You can explore the best methods to teach English to young learners and you can learn to
    S-T-R-E-T-C-H your teaching style to accommodate the individual needs of your students.
    The CertTEYL will help you to develop your career and to increase your level of professionalism.

    You must be a certified expert in your field if you want to be respected as a professional by your peers, employers, and students. As a successful CertTEYL graduate, you will have the confidence that you are a true professional.
    You will learn how to create a classroom atmosphere for efficient English language acquisition. You will also learn how to properly manage children's behavior and how to use teaching resources effectively.
    Our course was developed by professional teachers and will give you convenient, no-nonsense, sure-fire methods for teaching English to children. The Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence that you need to become a successful teacher.
    You will learn how to identify and understand all aspects of a child: social, emotional, intellectual, and physical. You will also learn how to communicate effectively with young learners in the classroom.
    CertTEYL course graduates often tell us, "I wish I had done this course at the beginning of my career..."

    No course can make you an instant teacher. There are no tricks or shortcuts that you can learn in a few days. The course is challenging; it will make you think about what you are already doing and how to improve your teaching. With our CertTEYL program you will be prepared to face the challenges of being an English teacher and you will know how to constantly improve/reinvent yourself in the classroom.
    You will acquire proper instructive strategies for using flashcards, stories, music, drama, crafts, games, projects, and pair work.


    CertTEYL E-Learning course details

    System Requirements

    All of the additional software required for the CertTEYL E-Learning course is available for free on the Internet and is already installed on most computers.

    Computer skills required to complete course

    The skills you need to complete the E-Learning course are fairly basic — anybody browsing through this website should have sufficient computer skills to take the course.

    Assess your computer skills.

    About the CertTEYL as a Qualification

    Recognition, Validation, and Accreditation.

    Why a course via the INTERNET?

    The advantages of E-Learning courses.

    All major universities around the globe are making the switch to E-Learning. Studies have proven that cognitive learning can be achieved more efficiently with E-Learning courses.

    Advantages of taking an E-Learning course.

    We all have different preferences in the way that we learn. Learning through the Internet is not for everybody. Please check if E-Learning is for you:

    Is your learning style suited to an E-Learning course?

    Are there any exams?

    There are no exams in this course. You will be evaluated by completing one of the two certification options.

    Certification details.

    Contact our friendly staff for more information Sign up for the CertTEYL E-Learning Course

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