Keep English lessons fun

Overview

ADC College’s Teaching Young Learners course gives teachers of under-12s a wide variety of fun and innovative activities to get and keep kids interested in learning English. Drawing on our tutors’ extensive experience of teaching young learners, we present both more traditional classroom activities as well as those which exploit new technologies to keep students engaged.


WHO IS IT FOR?

Teachers of under-12s looking for new and innovative ideas. To maintain high quality standards, it is ADC College Policy that all participants on our Teaching Young Learners course must be teachers of English. For teachers mainly interested in improving their language skills, we recommend our Language Development for Teachers course, which includes elements of methodology in each session, useful for all teachers. 


CONTENT

ADC College’s Teaching Young Learners course gives teachers of under-12s a wide variety of fun and innovative activities to get and keep kids interested in learning English. Drawing on our TEFLQ-qualified tutors’ extensive experience of teaching young learners, we present more traditional classroom activities as well as those which exploit new technologies to keep students engaged. Sessions concentrate on practical activities rather than abstract theory, and participants will gain access to our collections of online resources to use with their learners.

By the end of your course you will have:

  • compared methods
  • acquired new ideas & techniques
  • pushed your language limits
  • learnt some elements of British culture
  • made contacts
  • become part of a network

We offer the same extras as on our other teacher training courses, namely our language development sessions, delivered by tutors qualified to a minimum TELFI level, where participants can improve their level and awareness of English, and at least one one-to-one tutorial to discuss needs specific to the teacher. Participants are encouraged to share ideas, knowledge and materials both on the course and later through our online forum, where they can post and download material, as well as establish connections with fellow attendees.

To ensure the course runs smoothly and that all participants can take part in the activities, a minimum B1 English level is highly recommended. The minimum age for participants on our courses is 23.


COURSE PLAN

  • Introductions - Get to know your fellow teachers, the school, the course and the area
  • Classroom Management - Tips and techniques for teaching young learners more efficiently
  • Writing - How to motivate and support young learners in their attempts to write in English
  • Storytelling and Video Activities - Exploit these two powerful tools with young learners
  • Games and Warmers - Fun class activities to energize and engage kids
  • Grammar and Vocabulary - Teaching both grammar and vocabulary in a natural and effective way
  • Projects - How to engage and motivate mixed ability classes
  • Songs and Rhymes - The power of songs, chants, limericks and rhymes in language acquisition
  • Activity Planning - Assisted planning of an activity incorporating what you have learnt on the course
  • Peer Teaching - A chance to try out an activity that you would like to use with your students, with feedback from tutors and peers

CLASS SIZE AND TIMES

Class size may vary to a maximum of 15 participants per classroom. Input sessions are usually in the mornings, starting at 9 am. Language development lessons take place in the afternoons. For more information, please check the timetable here.


COURSE DATES

One week

  • Monday, 10th July - Friday, 14th July 2017
  • Monday, 14th August - Friday, 18th August 2017
  • Monday, 8th January - Friday, 12th January 2018
  • Monday, 4th June - Friday, 8th June 2018

Two weeks

  • Monday, 10th July - Friday, 21st July 2017

Fees

Your school can apply to cover your course fees as part of an Erasmus+ programme. Click here to download ADC's pricelist >