Teaching English to Young Learners 

This course is aimed at teachers who seek professional development in the field of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and are interested in learning about teaching young learners of English.
Through a number of readings and practical tasks you will gain a deep insight into how general teaching principles can be applied in the Young Learners EFL / ESOL classroom. Whilst most of the input covers approaches and techniques that can be employed with all young learner and teenage age groups, practical tasks require you to reflect on how such principles will need to be adapted according to the level and age of the students.

The course is divided into eight units:

Unit 1 – Characteristics of young language learners
Unit 2 – How Young Learners Learn Best
Unit 3 – Managing Young Language Learners
Unit 4 – Correction in the Young Learners Classroom
Unit 5 – Exploiting and Adapting Young Learner Materials
Unit 6 – Lesson Planning for the Young Learners Classroom
Unit 7 – Teaching Teenagers
Unit 8 – Assessing Young Learners


1) Minimum age requirement is 18.

2) A candidate needs to meet at least one of the following requirements in order to apply for this course:

a) Evidence of having completed studies at an advanced level

b) A result from an endorsed test of English proficiency ( IELTS band score 5.5 or equivalent)

3) The candidate will have to attend an interview with IRAQ INTESOL supervisors to determine the level they are eligible to study.