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Online Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners

This 15-week Online TESOL Certificate program in Teaching English to Young Learners is for English teachers and aspiring English teachers who will be teaching English to children between 3 and 15 years of age at the pre-school, kindergarten, elementary or junior high school level.

New courses start on the first Monday of every month

  • Learn to teach English to children 3-15 years old
  • Earn a Certificate in TEYL online from an accredited university in 15 weeks
  • Developed and overseen by world-renowned linguist Dr. David Nunan

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David Nunan, Ph.D

Director, David Nunan TESOL Institute

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MA in TESOL Designer and Director, David Nunan TESOL Institute Director, TESOL Professor:

Dr. David Nunan is former president of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching organization and the world's leading textbook series author. David Nunan, Director of the MA TESOL program and David Nunan TESOL Institute, is the founding Dean of the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education and served as President of Anaheim University from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Nunan is a world-renowned linguist and best-selling author of English Language Teaching textbooks for Cambridge University Press...

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Rachel Bassett, MA

Rachel Bassett, MARachel Bassett, MA

Certificate Program Coordinator, David Nunan TESOL Institute
Instructor: TESOL

Ms. Bassett is a Dean's List honoree of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she earned her MA in English with an emphasis in TESL. She has seven years of teaching experience, including experience in the Shandong Province in China where she trained Chinese teachers to use practical teaching pedagogy to promote oral English proficiency in their classrooms. Ms. Bassett has presented in several TESOL forums, including two key organizations where she holds professional affiliat...

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tesolcertificateThe Anaheim University David Nunan TESOL Institute offers a cutting-edge online Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) program. The online TEYL certification program is designed for teachers, teachers in preparation or intending teachers of children and adolescents. It offers a practical introduction to English Language Teaching for children and links practice to theory and research.

Get Started Today Apply today and get started on your Online TEYL Certificate program within 2 weeks.

Earn your Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) while holding down a full-time job.

  • 15 week online course
  • 15 weeks x 9 hours per week = 135 hour course

The objectives of the Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners are:

  • To introduce TEYL theory, research and practice to relatively inexperienced or unqualified teachers that is accessible and that is supported by a wide range of teaching materials, teaching ideas and classroom extracts.
  • To encourage self-direction on the part of students through the provision of follow up resources and ideas.
  • To develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to enable those students who desire it to go on to higher study.
  • To present content through a range of print, audio and video media.
  • To foster the development of higher level thinking skills such as the critical evaluation of pedagogical materials.

Upon successful completion of the Teaching English to Young Learners Certificate program, students will be able to:

  • discuss the practical implications of learner characteristics at different developmental stages between birth and puberty.
  • discuss the effect of chronological age on second language acquisition.
  • state key principles in the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation to young learners.
  • adopt, adapt or create a range of tasks for teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation to learners at different ages and stages of development.
  • discuss the teaching of styles to younger language learners.
  • articulate the importance of emotions in language learning.
  • suggest strategies for building parental relationships and educating parents about their children’s learning.
  • suggest techniques for creating a positive classroom atmosphere.
  • state the benefits of realia and visuals in the language classroom.
  • explain a number of different models for using Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in the language classroom
  • describe the purposes of assessment, and say how the purposes will determine a range of other factors including techniques for assessment.

The program offers students the opportunity of developing a solid pedagogical foundation towards teaching English to children through instruction in the following areas:

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  • Who is the "young learner?"
  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Methods and Approaches in Language Teaching
  • Teaching Listening
  • Teaching Speaking
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Writing
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Teaching Grammar
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Learning Styles and Strategies
  • The Affective Domain
  • Working with Parents
  • Classroom Management
  • Resources and Technology Support for Language Learning
  • Assessment and evaluation

Online Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners Course Schedule 2015

New courses begin on the first Monday of the month.

January 5, 2015
February 2, 2015
March 2, 2015
April 6, 2015
May 4, 2015
June 1, 2015
July 6, 2015
August 3, 2015
September 7, 2015
October 5, 2015
November 2, 2015
December 7, 2015

Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) Certificate Program Textbook

Teaching English to Young Learners Textbook by David Nunan

Author: David Nunan
Publisher: Anaheim University Press
Published: 2010
ISBN-10: 0615401023
ISBN-13: 780615401027


The aim of Teaching English to Young Learners is to provide you with knowledge and skills for teaching English as a second or foreign language to young learners. The book consists of sixteen chapters. Each chapter includes a statement of specific learning outcomes, references and further reading, and addresses a key aspect of TEYL, including: who is the “young learner”, first language acquisition, methods and approaches in language teaching, teaching listening, teaching speaking, teaching reading, teaching writing, teaching vocabulary, teaching grammar, teaching pronunciation, learning styles and strategies, the affective domain: motivation, reticence and anxiety, working with parents, resources and technology support for language learning, classroom management, and assessment and evaluation

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Teaching English to Young Learners Certificate Program Fees
Application Fee: $ 50
Registration Fee: $100
Tuition: $750
Certificate no charge
Replacement Certificate $ 100 (optional)
Course Completion Letter $ 35 (optional)
TOTAL: $900


IMG 0295Students are expected to complete the TESOL Certificate within the prescribed 15-week term. Students requiring a 15-week extension will be charged an additional $200 extension fee.

Note: The list of tuition fees does not include textbook fees. The Textbook is approximately $27 in traditional book format or approximately $9.99 in e-book format.

Payments can be made by check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard,American Express or Discover), money order or bank transfer (the student is responsible for any transactions fees imposed by the institution). The application fee must be paid at the time of application.


Join Anaheim University's Online MA in TESOL after Completing the TESOL Certificate: After completing the TESOL Certificate, continue into Anaheim University’s Online MA in TESOL or Online Graduate Diploma in TESOL program and you will be waived the tuition fee for two units of credit. Students must complete the TESOL Certificate with grade of B or higher, meet all entrance requirements for the MA or Graduate Diploma in TESOL and be accepted into the MA or Graduate Diploma in TESOL program.

Diplomatic and Military Service Discount: From January 1, 2006, those who have served their government through either diplomatic or military service may be eligible for a 10% discount.

US Military:  Anaheim University's programs are approved for VA benefits.

An application for a Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) Certificate must include the following:

    • Application form
    • Application fee ($50)
    • One recent color photograph (digital is okay).

Non-native English speakers must demonstrate college-level proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Degree from an accredited institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Transcript from an accredited institution indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit where the language of instruction was English (“C” average)
    ( Note: If the university does not routinely issue transcripts in English, original language records must be submitted with official English translations. We will accept translations issued by the university or a professional translating service. Translations must be exact and complete versions of the original records.)
  • Transcript from an accredited institution indicating a “C” or higher in an English composition class.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 500 PBT / 173 CBT/ 61 iBT.
  • A minimum TOEIC score of 625.
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0.
  • A minimum PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report) of 44.
  • A minimum BULATS Level 3 (60), accepted only for Cultura Inglesia in Brazil.
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • A minimum B2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.

Once your application materials have been approved, you will need to submit an Enrollment Agreement and tuition payment to complete the enrollment process.

Internet Access: All students are required to have access to a computer equipped with Internet access capabilities.

Entrance Examination:  There is no entrance examination required for admission to Anaheim University.

We currently do not accept students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, Minnesota, and Oregon due to regulatory matters. For more information, please call our Administrative Director at 714-772-3330.

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