Advanced Certificate in TEYL

The Adv. Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) is a specialist TEFL course for Cert.TESOL/TEFL cetificate holders that want to teach children and teenagers.

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Why study the Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners?

This course is ideal if you:

  • Plan to specialise in teaching English to young learners in your future career.
  • Are currently teaching English to young learners and would like to develop a greater understanding of successful methods for the classroom.


What's included in your course fee?

  • INTESOL Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners (with grade)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners endorsed by TQUK
  • Course Transcript issued by TQUK
  • TQUK registration fees
  • All assessment fees
  • Course materials on CDROM
  • Course textbook
  • Use of INTESOL Course Director and /or Personal Tutor as a referee
  • Online TESOL careers advice and job vacancies via
  • Option to gain further advanced TESOL qualifications with INTESOL, namely the Cert TESOL, Advanced Certificate in Business English and Diploma in TESOL


Course Aims

This course is aimed at those EFL/ESOL teachers who seek professional development in the field of TEFL / TESOL and are interested in learning about teaching young learners of English.

Through a number of readings and practical tasks you will gain a deep insight into how general teaching principles can be applied in the Young Learners EFL/ESOL classroom.

The course is divided into three main parts:

  • What it means to be a young language learner
  • Principles and theories for the young learner classroom
  • Teaching teenagers

We thus provide a thorough coverage of the main principles underlying Teaching English in the Young Learners classroom.



This course is available to those who have already studied the Cert TESOL with INTESOL, or those who hold a 100 hour + TEFL/TESOL certificate issued from an accredited organisation. To check if you qualify, please email .

TQUK Endorsement

TQUKValidation is recognition from an external body that an organisation and/or Certificate course meets a particular standard.

The Awarding Body which accredits your TESOL qualification is of paramount importance, consider it carefully.

INTESOL WORLDWIDE is an officially approved centre of Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) entitled to offer TQUK Qualifications which means our courses have been independently validated by TQUK.

If you wish to check that TQUK is on the Ofqual Register please click on the following link:

INTESOL Course Levels

The INTESOL Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners is endorsed by TQUK.

Ofqual Regulation

TQUK is regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator).

If the accrediting body which accredits your course is UK based and is not on the Register of Regulated Qualifications it is not government regulated.

Knowing that the TESOL/TEFL qualification you seek to obtain will be internationally recognised is important. Before deciding on the TEFL/TESOL course you will study it is essential that the course provider can satisfy you with answers to the following questions:

  • Is the course provider independently accredited and inspected?
  • Can potential employers check directly with the independent authority responsible for accreditation?
  • Is a contact address, name, phone and contact email address provided?
  • Does the advertising and promotional material give a clear and truthful account of the courses offered, especially regarding level? Can the level be verified?
  • Is a course syllabus available?
  • Is tutor support of high quality and consistent throughout the provision and do all the tutors have appropriate qualifications and experience?
  • Is the prospective learner made aware, prior to enrolment, of all the terms and conditions of the course?
  • Can prospective learners talk to a responsible person at the provider institution and ask any questions they wish?
  • Is there adequate course documentation describing the goals, scope, nature and procedures of the course to enable participants to make informed decisions about enrolment?
  • Is assessment linked to accreditation by nationally recognised bodies?

Studying a TQUK endorsed qualification with INTESOL. What This Means to You, the Student!

  • It means your training is of the highest quality.
  • It means your course is moderated and the procedures are checked by an external body.
  • It means you will receive 2 certificates, one from INTESOL and one from TQUK with no extra expense to you.
  • It means you will receive a Course Transcript from the accrediting body showing what you have studied.
  • It means that employers worldwide will know that your course is of a high academic standard.
  • It means your course provider is inspected annually.
  • It means your course provider and your accrediting body are investing in quality and will give excellent service.
  • It means we don’t just pay an annual fee to an association so we can put their logo on our website – we take accreditation seriously – so should you!

Course Structure

The Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners was developed as an advanced TEFL qualification, to be studied in addition to the Cert TESOL. The courses consists of 4 units and 10 modules and at the end of each module there will be a task for you to complete and return to your personal tutor. With each returned module you will receive an assessment sheet, which allows your trainer to comment on your progress, give advice and guidance for future modules.

Courses are available on CDROM with a course textbook.


Course Duration

This course contains approximately 70 hours of work, which can be completed in your own time. You may take as long as you need to complete the course, although most trainees finish within 1 - 2 months.

There are no set start dates. You decide when you start. The full course is sent out on acceptance of your application.


Award of Adv. Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners

Certificates are graded as follow:

A - Excellent
B - Good
C - Pass

Course Fees

Advanced Certificate in TEYL UK Europe Rest of World
Course on CDROM £295 £320 £340
» Prefer to pay by instalments?


Course Syllabus

Unit 1 - The Young Language Learner

Module 1 - Characteristics of a young language learner
Module 2 - Characteristics of a young learners teacher

Unit 2 - TEFL in the primary (elementary) classroom

Module 1 - A comparison of young and adult learners of English
Module 2 - Error correction and real communication with young learners
Module 3 - Activities for young learners

Unit 3 - Young Learners and materials

Module 1 - Exploiting young learners materials
Module 2 - Curriculum design for a young learners class
Module 3 - Language immersion opportunities

Unit 4 - Teaching teenagers

Module 1 - Creating a communicative teen class
Module 2 - Managing teenagers

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