Why I recommend the IH Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners with OTTI

The IH Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners (IH VYL) is offered through our Online Teacher Training Institute. The course will prepare teachers for the specific challenges and methods of working with very young learners, aged 6 and below, through 10 online sessions. These will teach you how to plan lessons, incorporate music and games, manage the classroom, among many other topics.

The next start date for this course is October 13, 2018. With this in mind, we’ve spoken to past participants of the IH VYL about their learning experiences during the course. Find out more below!


“It's completely online and can be managed while working.” Amina Shebani
“It really helps to understand more how to approach VYLs in the classroom.” Gerhardus Swanepoel
"I learnt more than I thought I would. I thought that the course tutors were very helpful.” Michelle Hanspal
“It really helped me to better understand very young learners.” Manuel Gamito
“It provides a lot of good practical advice when it comes to VYL, while giving enough theory to justify it.” Mal Boyd
“It is a great way to enhance teacher's practice” Poliana Vogt
“It was both challenging and informative. The course gave me the opportunity to learn many new ideas and strategies, to develop and improve my teaching, and connect with wonderful teachers from around the world.” Sofia Caprarulo
“It is very useful and you can learn and improve a lot.” Serena Bongiorni
“It's a useful introduction for VYL teachers.” Will Herr
“It's very complete in terms of topics and their relevance.” Jose Maria Oliver
“It's got a hands-on approach.” Karina Fernandes

The next start date for the IH Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners is Saturday 2nd of February 2019 and runs until Wednesday 13th of February 2019. If interested, please visit this link and apply.