IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners

3 young people gathered around a laptop

Learn to teach students aged 6 to 17

Course Objective

This course will give you the key skills to help you excel in teaching Young Learners and get valuable practical ideas.

What is special about this course?

One of the things participants value most on our courses is the community.

This gives an opportunity to:

Who is it for?

Course Content

There are 7 modules which will cover classroom management, materials, clarification and correction, the four skills and individual learning. Modules will also include online video observations of real YL classrooms.

1. An introduction to YLs and how they learn
2. Classroom Management
3. Materials/Practising language/Correction techniques
4. Clarification of new language
5. Speaking & Listening
6. Reading & Writing
7. Focus on the Learner
8. Final Assignment

The times and dates for the sessions will be decided once the course is up and running. However, they are planned as such:

Session One

Getting started with online YL (to take place following module two)

Session Two

Teaching language-focused lessons online

Session Three

Teaching skills lesson online

Session Four

A Q&A session and some practical tips


There are at least two tutors per course but this also depends on the size of the group. The number of participants normally ranges from 12 to 16. The minimum is 8. Tutors are all current teachers with many years of Young Learners experience.

Course Info

The course is run entirely by qualified tutors. Tutors are qualified both in the area of young learner teaching and tutoring in the online and face-to-face environment. Assessment will be based on a portfolio task done in each module and the final assignment.
A new module is covered each week and the material for that module is provided over the course of the week. You are given tasks to do both in groups and individually. Participants are expected to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week to the tasks in each module.

The tutors will give you guidance and support where needed as they are experienced Young Learners teachers themselves.

Your tutors mark your tasks as the course progresses and there is the opportunity to resubmit if necessary. At the end of the course there is a final assignment which pushes you to reflect on what you have learnt on the course.

Your tutors are on hand for support throughout. As there is no assessment of teaching, this course is not seen as a qualification, but rather a teacher development course. The final grade is a pass or fail.

  • The course consists of 60 hours of input and a minimum of 40 hours of homework and reading tasks.

  • Your self-study hours are flexible, but some tasks require group input and have set deadlines. 

  • The more time you can devote to the course, the more you will gain from it.

  • The course is offered face-to-face and online through Zoom

  • You can choose between our part-time and full-time course
  • Fill in the online application form which is on our website or that has been sent to your e-mail and send it to teachertraining@ihcairoeg.com

  • Our team will contact you if they have any questions about your application.

  • Once your application is approved, we will be in touch to let you know how to pay.

  • The course is offered face-to-face and online through Zoom
    You can choose between our part-time and full-time course

The most updates course fees and calendar are mentioned in the website, please check our website www.ihcairoeg.com

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.

If you have any questions please send to: teachertraining@ihcairoeg.com