The demand for EFL teachers for young learners is high and most teachers will be required to teach this age group (6 - 17 year olds) at some point in their career. You can get qualified and specialise in this area with the IH Online Course in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers.
Erick Maguiño, Director of International Exams and Teacher Trainer, took the course recently, and shares his experience below.
Why did you decide to take the IH Online Course in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers with International House’s OTTI?
I had already taken a couple of OTTI courses before I embarked on the CYLT course. There are many reasons why I decided to do courses with OTTI. The first one is the quality of the courses; they are all extremely well designed and perfectly delivered. The second reason was the quality of the tutors. I know the content of the courses will be delivered by the best tutors around and that always gives the confidence to turn to OTTI for their teacher training courses. And of course, the chance to do it remotely is always an advantage for people who work and cannot really travel to study.
How did you find the IH Online Course in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers content?
The content was really challenging. Young Learners was not an audience I had experience with and what I learned from the course gave me the confidence to face that group age. I also felt that everything from the course was really relevant which means the content is constantly revised and updated from the school.
What is the most valuable aspect of the IH Online Course in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers?
I believe the most valuable aspect from the course was the content. I’m going to have to repeat that I felt it was really updated to the point that it really made me feel I had gained experience just by studying it. Not only did it challenge us but it also made us think a lot and reflect on our own teaching practices.
Would you recommend taking the IH Online Course in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers?
I highly recommend taking the OCYLT course because of a few reasons. The relevance of the content, the quality of the tutors, the possibility to do a course on our own time and pace. Because of the challenge that it represents taking full control of our own learning under the guidance of qualified and trained mentors.
Join the next OCYLT course! For more information click here: https://ihworld.com/teach/ih-online-teacher-training/ih-online-course-in-teaching-young-learners-and-teenagers/