About this course

Our 48-hour TEFL Young Learners (YL) Extension Course is designed to equip teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) with a range of additional skills and techniques essential in the teaching of English to learners aged 6 to 15. It is ideal for teachers who have the CELTA qualification and/or who teach in a young learner context but lack formal training.

The course will cover the following areas:

  • teaching the main phonological, lexical and syntactic features of contemporary English to young learners, taking into account age and level appropriacy
  • appropriately and creatively transferring and adapting existing knowledge and skills for teaching adults to the teaching of young learners
  • the learning needs and motivation of individual young learners/groups of young learners in a variety of contexts, with special reference to current theories of children’s general and linguistic development
  • establishing rapport, and creating and maintaining young learners’ interest
  • managing and stimulating active participation in a class of young learners, and providing a relevant learning context and opportunities in relation to learning objectives
  • evaluating, using and adapting published material – which may include visual aids, audio, video and information communication technology – as well as creating simple teaching material, as appropriate to young learners
  • the main advantages and disadvantages of various language teaching approaches, with special reference to young learners.

On completion of the course, participants will receive a British Council certificate.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal exam, but you will be assessed on:

  • your participation and professionalism throughout the course
  • a final reflective written assignment (700–1,000 words).

Entry requirements

Participants must:

  • have a good awareness of language and an advanced competence in both written and spoken English (C1+ level)
  • ideally be practising young learner teachers with their own class(es)
  • be successful in an interview.

Where is this course taught?

Calendar and fees

Course dates 2017–18

  Dates Days/Times
1 9 October–29 November 2017 Monday & Wednesday,
2 22 January–14 March 2018 Monday & Wednesday,
3 16 April–4 June 2018 Monday & Wednesday,


  • €595

A deposit of €300 is payable on registration.

How to register

To register, please see one of our Customer Services Assistants on the ground floor of our Athens office (Monday to Friday, 09.00–14.30).

For further information, call Customer Services on +30 210 369 2333 or 801 500 3692* (Monday to Friday, 08.00–17.00).

* Calls from anywhere in Greece are charged at local rate.

Conditions of payment

  • Fees can be paid in cash, by credit card or cheque.
  • Fees must be paid at the time of registration.
  • Refunds are not available.

General conditions

  • We reserve the right not to open a class with fewer than 12 students.
  • Normally the maximum number of students in a class will not exceed 14.