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IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers

Who is it for?

  • Qualified teachers with no prior experience of teaching young learners
  • Qualified teachers who have already taught young learners but would like specific training


To prepare teachers for the specific challenges of working with young learners and teenagers, through a blend of online learning and face-to-face assessed teaching practise.


50 hours, to include 30 hours of input sessions, 3 hours of teaching practice, lesson planning, tutorials, 2 written assignments, homework and observation tasks. Sessions cover areas such as: Child Development, Clarifying and Practising Language, L1 in the classroom, Teaching Very Young Learners, Teaching Adolescents, Material Design and Selection. Course length varies according to the Teacher Training Centre.

Structure & Assessment

Two written assignments: one on teaching materials, plus a self-reflection task. Four teaching practice sessions with two different age groups, observed by a tutor with YL experience in an IH school. The course is taught by qualified, experienced YL English teachers. The final portfolio is moderated by the IH Assessment Unit.

How to Apply

See which IH Teacher Training Centres run this course or study online with IH Online Teacher Training.