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Course Title:Via Lingua Young Learners Certificate 0 Review
Course location
Address:Avenida Fernao de Magalhaes, 604
Mode of Delivery:Face to face
Final qualification: CTEYL Certificate
Course fee including any registration fees:EUR 1,275.00 (*USD 1,763.49, GBP 1,049.98)
Minimum number of Teaching Practice hours:10
Maximum number of Teaching Practice hours:10
Supporting documentation:Personalised Course breakdown, grading, tutor reference and report.
Career support:Job Guidance during course, focusing on the intenrational job market for those who wish specifically to teach children and young learners. Lifelong career support through Via Lingua's international network of schools and offices.
Means of Assessment
Titles of written assignmentsWritten course project on a specific EFL area, focusing on the needs and practicalities of teaching young learners.
Observed teaching practice with language learnersyes
Final examination - please specify what is to be examined As this course is intended for teachers who are already EFL-qualified, it is presumed that they already have a degree of competency in such areas as grammar, phonology, lesson planning etc. The focus of this course is therefore mostly practical in content.
Portfolio of evidence of competence yes
Assessment criteria:Continuous assessment via observation and guided feedback of all teaching practice. Each trainee is assigned a personal tutor and receives ongoing support, advice and individual guidance.
Course entry requirements:Via Lingua CTEFL certificate or equivalent TEFL qualification. Discounted rates available for those taking this course in conjunction with the Via Lingua CTEFL program in Porto.
Entry Age: Minimum18
Entry Age: Maximum-
Course dates:
Course length: total hours:130
Total observed and assessed teaching practice hours:6
Course duration:4 weeks
Tutor-trainee ratio:1 to 4
Minimum tutor qualifications:MA TEFL and/or DELTA plus extended experience of teaching young learners
Minimum ELT teacher training experience of tutors:2 years
Minimum ELT language teaching experience of tutors:6 years
Course content:
  • Planning courses
  • Planning lesson sequences
  • Planning individual lessons
  • Approaches to the teaching/learning of a foreign/second language
  • Presentation of new language and promotion of its production
  • Selection of appropriate learning materials
  • Adaptation of existing learning materials
  • Role of the teacher
  • Class management
  • Teaching of the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Effective use of audio material
  • Effective use of video material
  • Effective use of the Internet
  • Effective use of pair work
  • Effective use of group work
  • One to one teaching
  • Effective use of role play
  • Effective use of simulation
  • Provision of appropriate feedback to learners on their achievements
  • Test design
  • Alternative methods of assessment
  • Evaluation and modification of lessons
  • Evaluation and modfication of lesson sequences
  • Evaluation and modification of courses
  • Evaluation of own teaching performance
  • All of these areas with a specific focus on the needs and techniques involved in teaching children and young learners
  • Levels trained for & taught in teaching practice:Beginner
    Lower intermediate
    Higher intermediate
    Age groups trained for & taught in teaching practice:4-7 years
    7-12 years
    Minimum number of language learners in teaching practice groups:1-5
    English for specific purposes covered:
    Preparation for EFL examinations covered:KET
    Course summaryVia Lingua have designed a 2-week intensive course focused on the needs of and techniques involved in teaching young learners. This highly practical course, run by trainers with many years experience in teaching young children, is intended for those who already possess a first teaching certificate (CTEFL or equivalent) and wish to develop and improve their knowledge and abilities in this particular area of the EFL training market. For those who wish to combine this course with the standard CTEFL qualification in Porto as a 6-week intensive program, special rates can apply.
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