Teaching Children Certificate

attentive_childThe demand for good teachers of children continues to grow.

This course consists of four main units. The trainee also receives a collection of readings which are integral to the course.

Assessment is continuous and based on performance in eight assignments, two for each unit. These mostly take the form of short essays.

The course is graded with ‘A’ being the highest grade and ‘Pass’ the lowest.

The course deals with teaching children from age 2 — 15.

Participants in the course receive tutorial advice from a named individual with a minimum of ten years experience of teaching children in at least two countries.

Unit One deals with theories of teaching children and examines some of the problems which may arise. This unit also looks at how to deal with students using only English in the classroom.

Units Two, Three and Four consider the differences between teaching the three main age groups. Each unit also examines materials and activities appropriate to those age groups with detailed advice on using some of them. There are also case studies contributed by working teachers.

General themes recurring throughout the course include the motivation of students and classroom management.

This course requires some knowledge of basic TEFL methods and techniques. Participants should have done a basic TEFL course such as our own before taking this course.

Module One

  • Introduction
  • Getting the Most from this Course
  • What You Should Know
  • How Do Children Learn?
  • Young Learners and Adults: Differences and Myths
  • Important Information

Module Two

  • Introduction
  • The Students
  • Motivation, Misbehaviour and Discipline
  • What to Teach
  • Materials
  • Activities
  • Storytelling
  • Songs
  • Reading Writing Alphabet
  • Speaking Listening
  • Planning
  • Assignments

Module Three

  • Introduction
  • The Students
  • Needs Analysis
  • Learning Styles
  • Planning
  • Teaching the Seven to Eleven Age Group
  • Assignments

Module Four

  • Introduction
  • The Students
  • Activities and Materials
  • Correction
  • Assessment and Testing
  • Reading Writing
  • Speaking Listening
  • CALL
  • Homework
  • Assignments