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 accredited by ALAP
  • Course Transcript issued by ALAP
  • ALAP 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 .

ALAP Accreditation

ALAP Accreditation INTESOL Worldwide TESOL/TEFL courses are accredited by ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals), a UK based Awarding Organisation. ALAP is an accrediting organisation that specialises in the ELT industry.

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

Studying An ALAP Accredited 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 ALAP with no extra expense to you.
  • It means you will receive a Course Transcript from ALAP 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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