In this course you will examine some principles and practice of Teaching English to Young Learners. You will evaluate and create materials suitable for young learners ages 6 to 12. The practical nature of this course will rely heavily on designing communicative materials to teach language skills, developing effective classroom management skills, and exploring art, drama, music, children´s books and other authentic materials.

This course is also available as an intensive 3-week course starting 5th July 2021.


" The course is very useful, motivating and inspiring to me. I have learnt a lot of new things. I have met so many talented teachers. All the units are interesting. I am happy that I have had a possibility to take this course. "

Svitlana - 2018

Is this course for you?

Location: Online
Teachers as well as academic managers in the young learner field (6-12 age range).
Language Level: B1
Course dates: 20 September - 24 November 2021
NILE Certificate
Option for Trinity CertTP
Course Length: 8 weeks
Course fees:
Course fee £495
Trinity Registration and Administration Fee (optional): £250
Take Your Teaching Online: FREE
Minimum age: 18
Max class size: 16
Tutor-led and highly interactive
Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms
Specialist ELT eLibrary
Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content

The principles and practice of teaching English to young learners
Developing critical thinking and cooperative skills
Personal language development
Insights into cultural and intercultural issues
Classroom language
A range of approaches for teaching English to young learners and how such approaches may be realised in the classroom
Evaluation of materials for teaching English to young learners
Design and creation of teacher-made materials
Curricular subjects taught through the medium of English
Digital resources for low-tech, no-tech and high-tech learning environments

You will also investigate some CLIL components suitable for the developmental stages of young learners, as well as digital resources that can be used in high-tech, low-tech and no-tech learning environments. Additionally, you will focus on ways to introduce critical thinking and creative activities to teach different language aspects such as vocabulary, structures and functions.

" Overall I am very happy with the course and the material we covered over the 8 units. "

Pavel - 2019

Further Information

Online courses are broken down into individual units and activities, forming a clear structure. Tasks will be interactive, involving voice chat, forums and community walls, and they will utilize a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos. Participants need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. You can do much of the course on a tablet or mobile device, but will need a computer for certain activities.

All participants have access to NILE’s extensive ELT e-library and the NILE digital Tasks are interactive, involving live online sessions, forums and community walls, and utilise a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos.

All NILE’s courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or development of language awareness.

Course Leader

Claudia Rey

Claudia Rey started her teaching career as an ELT teacher for Primary School in Argentina. She later became a Secondary School ELT teacher and a college lecturer in Children´s Literature.

She has been a NILE trainer since 2007 specializing in the areas of Teaching Young Learners, CLIL for Primary Teachers, CLIL for Secondary Teachers and Teaching English through Literature in Secondary School. She is also an online course designer and tutor.

Claudia is a practising teacher at an international school, so her work as a teacher trainer is deeply rooted in her experience as a classroom teacher.

Available dates:

Course dates Location Course length
20 September - 24 November 2021 Online 8 weeks