What is the English for Teaching Younger Learners ETYL/TECSOL?

English Teaching Younger Learners (ETYL/TECSOL) CRICOS course code: 053722E

Accredited by NEAS, this TECSOL course prepares participants to teach English to children 4 to 12 years of age. It is available to students with an Intermediate English level. It will develop the language skills of the student and introduce teaching methodology and activities for teaching younger learners. Micro teaching and observation are also key aspects of this course. Participants can also gain real teaching experience through optional work experience programmes in accredited pre-schools.

Study Mode

4 weeks full time

View sample timetable here

 

Key Features

Key Features

  • Practical experience through observation at state primary schools
  • Taught by highly skilled trainers
  • Gain confidence and control in the younger learners classroom
  • Design fun learning activities for younger learners
  • 4 weeks full time, Monday – Friday

Who is the English Teaching Younger Learners course designed for?

  • People who want to learn how to teach English to children 4 to 12 years of age and improve their own level of English
  • Those wanting to embark on a future career in teaching or to study at a teaching college or a university
  • Teaching professionals who want to further develop skills in English language teaching
  • Career changers who are interested in teaching English to children aged 4 to 12

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased accuracy of your own English skills
  • Confidence using English to teach children
  • Practical skills to teach children
  • Knowledge of how children learn at different ages:  4-6 years, 7-9 & 10-12 years
  • Classroom management techniques
  • Using songs, games, story telling, craft, puppets and rhymes in the younger learners classroom
  • Teaching speaking, listening, reading and writing lessons to children
  • Planning a series of lessons

More information about English for Teaching Younger Learners ETYL/TECSOL

  • Language development lessons – speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation
  • Workshops on teaching methodology for children
  • Practice making lesson plans
  • Demonstrations of classroom management
  • Presentations and practice using songs, making masks, teaching games and other activities
  • “Teacher language” lessons
  • Practice teaching with your colleagues
  • Observation at state primary schools in conjunction with the NSW Department of Education
  • Optional work experience as a teacher’s assistant in a local pre-school

Assessment:

There is no final examination.

You will be assessed on your:

  • Overall performance in classroom activities
  • Teaching practice presentations
  • Intermediate level of English
  • At least 18 years of age
English language requirements for Intermediate Level English speakers:
  • Successful completion of International House Sydney Intermediate level of General English
For students with an official English level test score, please provide proof of:
  • General IELTS 4.5 or Academic IELTS 4.0 in all skills
  • TOEIC 500 – 600
  • TOEFL PBT 400, TOEFL CBT 97, TOEFL IBT 32
  • Cambridge PET
  • JETP/EIKEN 2

Students with official English level test scores may also have to complete a short telephone or in-school speaking test, approximately 10 minutes.

Course Fees:

Course fee: Enrolment fee (student visa holders) Materials fee  Total
$1,750 $200 $150 $2,100

 

Course fee: Enrolment fee (other visa holders) Materials fee  Total
$1,750 $100 $150 $2,000

 * 2 week work experience (optional):  Additional $500 incl. GST

Please present the following to International House Sydney

  • Original copy of English level test score
  • Section A of the application for
  • Signed Terms and Conditions and Indemnity and Release forms

If you do not have an official English level test score:  

You will be required to take our in-school English level test, available every Wednesday at 2:45pm at Level 1, 203 Clarence Street, Sydney.  Other days and times can also be arranged, at your request.

You will also need to provide:

  • Section A of the application form
  • Signed Terms and Conditions and Indemnity and Release forms

If you are applying from outside Sydney, please complete the following:

  • Section A of the application form
  • Section B of the application form – assessment questions 2 & 3
  • Signed Terms and Conditions and Indemnity and Release forms

Students will also be required to complete a short telephone or Skype speaking test