Teaching English abroad, specifically in countries such as Japan, China, South Korea and Thailand is a way to travel, pay off student loans, acquire new skills, save money and immerse yourself in a new culture while getting to know new people. Now more than ever, teaching young learners is a way to easily find a well-paid job in public schools both in Asia and South America. As a teacher specialised in young learners’ needs, you can also find a job as a private tutor for families who are seeking to have extra tuition for their kids, which will allow you to earn extra income for a smaller amount of working hours.



ITA tutor: $59.40

Why should I take the
Teaching Young Learners

If you’ve taught English before or even just enjoy giving classes to young students, this course will give you all the knowledge and insights you’ll need when it comes to specific learning requirements related to a younger audience. Being able to adapt your teaching to a wider age group will allow you to stand out in the teaching field as a better qualified and more effective English teacher.

From topics like establishing rapport and understanding student motivation to classroom management techniques, this course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of what teaching young learners involves.

By the end of the course you will have developed solid skills as well as the confidence to teach both receptive and productive skills to children of different ages in the most effective way.

Course details

Benefits of the course

  • 30 hour online teaching course

  • Full price: $99.00
    ITA tutors price: $59.40 (40% OFF)

  • 5 modules

  • Assessment at the end of 5 modules (pass mark is 80% or above)

  • Downloadable PDF Teaching Young Learners certificate awarded on successful completion

  • Accredited by ACDL

  • Continuous assistance from ITA course manager

  • Possibility to access the course from any device, any place

  • Opportunity to apply for jobs worldwide (If ITA tutor)

  • Recognition as an English teacher worldwide

  • 14 days money back guarantee

Our accreditation


ITA is an accredited course provider, approved by the specialists in distance learning, ACDL. They provide quality and assurance checks to guarantee providers offer the very best standards in training. Read more

Outline of course modules

Module 1

This introductory module will give a general overview of English language learning among students of young age. Topics such as student motivation and specific learning needs will be discussed and different teaching approaches will be outlined depending on learner backgrounds, needs, age and language levels..

Module 2

This module contains practical classroom management techniques which are suitable to both general teaching and to teaching younger learners. The focus will then shift to maintaining classroom discipline, giving a range of practical suggestions, routines and procedures to use in class. Contexts such as mixed ability classes and poor motivation will also be part of the module.

Module 3

This module will focus on the area of grammar teaching, reviewing different approaches to teaching grammar. Then it will progress to vocabulary teaching, and end with suitable activities for young learners of different ages.

Module 4

This module will look at teaching receptive skills: reading and listening. After considering the difference between receptive and productive skills, we will focus on the kinds of reading and listening activities which are appropriate for different age groups. An example of reading and listening comprehension lesson in class will be shown as well as extensive reading and listening activities outside class.

Module 5

This module will look at teaching productive skills: writing and speaking. Then it will focus on the kinds of writing and speaking activities which are more suitable for students of younger ages, as well as different approaches to teaching writing and speaking sub-skills.

What our ITA students say

Be confident when choosing to learn with ITA.
Our courses are fully accredited by TQUK and ACDL

TQUK (Training Qualifications UK)

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Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL)

ITA is an accredited course provider, approved by the specialists in distance learning, ACDL. They provide quality and assurance checks to guarantee providers offer the very best standards in training. Read more


– Jaclyn, 24 years old, NY –

“I enrolled in the Teaching Young Learners course right after I started teaching English to a group of cool kids in Thailand! I already had my TESOL course but I don’t know if anything really prepares you for teaching youngsters. Maybe I panicked but I did this course and I didn’t think I could learn so much from just a 10 hour course. It’s definitely the best investment I have ever made. Definitely don’t go unprepared to a young learners class!”


– Conor, 23 years old, Toronto –

“The TYL (Teaching Young Learners) course is short and very complete. It gave me a clear idea of what to expect when starting my classes with younger English students. It puts together general teaching techniques and strategies specific to young learners and made me very confident that I could not only teach but also enjoy the challenge of teaching children.”