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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

David Nunan, Ph.D.David Nunan, Ph.D

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.

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