Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning Course 
Advanced Teacher Training

The Advanced Certificate Program for those who
Teach English to Young Learners

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FULL COURSE UPDATE - Enrollments CLOSED until mid-2018

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  • Will it still be the same qualification?

The Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning Course
Absolutely the BEST course for those who teach English to children!

   Course at a Glance
  Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)Advanced Certificate in
  Teaching English to Young Learners - CertTEYL
  Online course or E-Learning Online course / E-Learning
  Who the course is for For those who teach English to children
Am I qualified?
  Weeks of study 14-16 weeks of study
      [flexible up to 52 weeks+]
  Start at any time and work at your own pace Start any time / work at your own pace   Hours of work per week to complete the course 3-4 hours of work / week
      [30 minutes / week available]
  Friendly tutor or course instructor Friendly one-to-one tutor/instructor   Course Fee Course fee from US$375   DETAILS
   or approx. €325
Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning Course Details

"I highly recommend this course for any ESL
instructor who has a true passion for teaching children.

Shawn Dale CertTEYL graduate in Japan.   

About the Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course
You will improve your teaching skills, knowledge, and confidence through our interactive Advanced CertTEYL E-learning (online) course.

Your ONE-TO-ONE course tutor will help you to find the best methods and strategies to suit your personal teaching style and the specific needs of your students.

Through our Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course we can provide you a world-class professional development certificate.

TEYL = Teaching English to Young Learners

  1. Ideally for those who teach English to children ages 6 to 12 BUT also for those who teach very young learners and teens - ages 3 to 15.

  2. A professional certificate primarily for those who teach English overseas.

  3. For ESL, EFL, ESOL, or EAL teachers.

  4. Professional development tool and teaching qualification.

  5. This course is completed online (E-Learning) with ONE-TO-ONE support from a highly experienced and friendly tutor.
Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course

"This was the perfect course for me... I really appreciated how practical
and useful the information was. My tutor was fantastic and very helpful.

Emily Peeler CertTEYL graduate in Italy.   

Are you qualified?

Find out quickly! Take this quiz Am I qualified to enroll for the CertTEYL E-Learning course? OR contact our friendly staff at the Registrar's Office to discuss if our Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course is right for you.

Prerequisites for the Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course
  1. You are already teaching ESL/EFL to children or adults
  2. OR you are a qualified teacher with professional standing
  3. OR you work with children outside of a classroom setting
  4. OR you have been hired to teach ESL/EFL to children.
NOTE: You must be at least 21 years old to take this course.

Is the Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course for you?

If you want to become specialized in teaching English to children, our Advanced CertTEYL course will provide you with many practical solutions.

You will learn everything from child development to specific language teaching techniques that you can use in your classroom. The course provides a very good balance between theory and practice.

I highly recommend this course

Your own ONE-TO-ONE friendly tutor will guide you through the course and help you to find the solutions that you need for your specific teaching environment.

The Advanced CertTEYL course will help you to fine tune your teaching methods and to experiment with new ideas.

Save time! You will become much more efficient in preparing activities and lesson plans.

"The tutor went above and beyond my
expectations and provided me with excellent feedback...

Tamara Opalek CertTEYL graduate working in Florida.   

Work at your own pace and at your own convenience

Our Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course is asynchronous. This means that you can learn at your own pace.
You can access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, enter or leave whenever you want.

You work on your own schedule and when you are done a task or assignment you submit it to your tutor for feedback.

Your work is automatically submitted to your tutor who will send you a response by e-mail. You and the tutor do not have to be on the computer at the same time.
Asynchronous E-Learning Course for those who teach ESL or EFL to children.

Support from your own one-to-one course tutor

The TEYL course can be done from any location around the globe.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will help you throughout the course from beginning to end.

Our tutors are practicing teachers who are currently teaching English to young learners. They have at least ten years of experience in teaching children.

All of the Advanced CertTEYL course tutors are kind, compassionate, open-minded, fair, willing to listen to new ideas, and ready to answer all of your questions.

How long does the course take?

The average course participant takes about 40-50 hours* to complete the CertTEYL E-Learning course. You have from six to eighteen months to finish the course depending on the service level that you choose.

The course will take you at least 3-4 months to complete if you work about three to four hours a week. We strongly suggest that you take your time and enjoy the learning process.

There are extra study options and readings for those who want to explore any topic more extensively.

*The CertTEYL E-Learning course is the equivalent of 120+ hours of classroom study. Each course participant works at their own pace, so the course may take more time for some participants.

How will I be evaluated?

The advantages of E-Learning courses.
The focus of the course is professional development not grades; however, your tutor will provide plenty of feedback and give you some grades so that you know if you are on the right track.

There is a mini quiz at the end of each section. There are seven minor tasks and three assignments that will be graded by your tutor.

The bulk of the final grade will be based on your work on a certification research paper or a task based project.

You are allowed to submit draft versions of your work to get feedback before you submit them for final evaluation. Your tutor will also answer any questions about the tasks and provide examples if necessary.

Are there any exams?

There are no exams in this course. You will be evaluated by completing one of the two certification options. This process is less stressful and you can revise and edit your work until you are satisfied with its quality.

Three Tasks OR Certification Paper
  1. Three Tasks - A wide choice of options including short answer responses, an annotated bibliography, or a choice of submitting video/lesson plans or completing an action research project.
  2. Certification Paper - If you enjoy writing, or if you are not currently in a classroom situation, this is a good option for you.
    [The certification paper option is only open to those who have written university level papers or who have published papers.]

The International TEYL Journal
*Your certification paper will be published1 in The International TEYL Journal. The journal is published annually and distributed internationally to schools, institutions, and libraries.
[1. The journal's editor will decide if your paper meets minimum publication quality requirements.]

Certificate and Transcript
After successfully completing the course, you will receive a high quality transcript and certificate. The certificate can be verified by a holographic code. The transcript is printed on security paper and cannot be electronically reproduced.

I highly recommend this course

What will I learn in the course?

The course is designed to be easy to use and to navigate. It is divided into modules and each module is further divided into sections.

+Course Objectives and Course Breakdown
+Should you be teaching children? (with self-assessment questionnaire)
+The Science of TEYL
+Course Resources
+Online Resources/Study Tips

Module 1 - Characteristics of a Young Learner
+Defining a Young Learner
+First Language Development
+Learning a Second Language
+Parenting and Communication
+Psychological Development and the Role of Motivation
+Social Development
+Intellectual Development
+Physical Development and TPR
+Cultural Considerations
+Interaction Strategy and/or Philosophy

Module 2 - Learning and Language
+What is Language?/Language Acquisition
+Learning Another Language
+Grammar Goblins
+Phonology - The Sound of Language
+The Four Skills

Module 3 - Classroom Management
+The Makings of a Good Teacher
+Behavior Management (includes Discipline)
+Classroom Atmosphere
+Classroom Safety

Module 4 - Instructive Strategy
+Using Gestures and Flashcards
+Using Games
+Using Music, Songs, and Chants
+Using Dance and Movement
+Using Dialogue, Drama, and Poetry
+Using Stories and Storytelling
+Using Crafts and Activities
+Project Work
+Using Technology in the Classroom
+Pair and Group Work
+Including Phonology in Lessons
+Error Correction (+Concept Checking & Syllabus Design)
Module 5 - Resource Management
+Free-form Lesson Planning
+Where to get ideas! (includes an Idea and Resource Guide with hundreds of sources for lesson plan ideas)
+Building a Set of Re-Usable Resources
+Material Evaluation

Module 6 - Professional Development
+Teachers' Rights
+Language Teaching Versus Test Preparation
+School Policies and Practices Versus Teacher Independence
+Working Freelance or Owning Your Own School
+Further Education

Certification Option 1 - Tasks
+The Purpose of Certification
+TASK 1 - Short Answer
+TASK 2 - Annotated Bibliography
+TASK 3 - Plans, Portfolio, Video, or Reflective Project
+Alumni Services

Certification Option 2 - Written Paper
[This option is only open to those who have written university level papers or who have published papers.]
+The Purpose of Certification
+Choosing Your Topic
+The Rough Draft and Research
+Establishing a Purpose and a Pattern
+Revising and Polishing Your Paper
+Alumni Services

Within the modules there are
++Three Assignments.
++Fifteen major tasks.
++Three minor tasks.
++Forty quick reviews and quizzes.
++Seventeen major "readings".
++Several other minor readings and tasks.

A total of 40 learning sections and another 21 sections that include introductions, instructions, and other important information.

Also included are:
++Dozens of practical ideas throughout the course.
++A rated guide of dozens of web sites that contain hundreds of ideas to use along with what you have learned in the course.
++Extra optional references for further study.
The CertTEYL also has seventeen reading assignments, many reading options, dozens of practical ideas throughout the course, and a resource guide with hundreds of teaching ideas.

"What I loved about this course is that it has unveiled
a world of new and inspiring ideas. The variety of its content
was huge, as was the discovery of endless resource possibilities.

Gisella Chavez CertTEYL graduate in Bolivia.   

Key Features of our Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning Course

✔ Continuous enrollment - sign up today and start the course in as little as 24-48 business hours.
✔ Support from your own ONE-TO-ONE friendly tutor.
✔ No exams! Show your knowledge through tasks, assignments, and projects.
Easy to navigate custom course interface with interactive quizzes and tasks.
✔ Includes progress checklist, grade chart, resource guide, discussion board, and much more.
✔ One course with three levels of service - pay what you want!

Key Features of our Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course.

Course Entry Messages and Forum
Announcement page.

Main TEYL Course Interface
Main course page.

Custom Articles for the Certificate TEYL Course
Custom course articles.
Course Grade and Tracking
Grade chart.
Discussion Forum for TEYL E-Learning course
Discussion board.
Conceptual Learning
Conceptual learning.
Progress Checklist and TTD List
Progress Checklist and TTD List.
Course tools.
Course tools.

Reference and study resources
Reference and study resources.

Interactive elements
Interactive elements.

I highly recommend this course

"The materials introduced in the online
resources section alone were worth the price of the course!

Basil Tonks CertTEYL graduate and now CertTEYL course tutor.   

How much is the course fee and what is included?

There is only ONE course but there are THREE different service levels:

The TEYL PRO level course fee is US$375. Choose this one if you are not sure of what level to choose. You can upgrade to the other levels within 15 days of enrollment.

The TEYL PRO Plus level course fee is US$475. With this level you get 12 months to complete the course, quicker support from your tutor, and and additional six hours of support and consulting for your career for issues outside of the scope of the course.

The TEYL PRO Platinum level course fee is US$625 and comes with UNLIMITED SUPPORT from your tutor. This includes support for things like starting up your own language school or preparing for a master's degree.

On the other end of the scale, the platinum level is also suited for teachers just starting out in the field that may need more help.

Please take a look at this enrollment chart. It may look a bit confusing at first, but if you are not sure just pick the TEYL PRO level or contact us for help.

    ALL three levels of the course include the following features:

  • ONE-TO-ONE support from your course tutor.
  • Course reading materials and articles.
  • Access the course 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • A certificate and a transcript shipped to you.
  • Internationally recognized high quality certification.
  • The equivalent of 120+ hours of classroom study.

"This course is very useful not only for people beginning their teaching careers but also for practicing teachers. It provides you with excellent and innovative strategies that can be used in different classroom situations."
Sadaf Karim CertTEYL graduate in Bahrain.   

8 More Reasons Why You Should Enroll!

The Advanced CertTEYL course will help you to develop your career and to increase your level of professionalism.

You must be a certified expert in your field if you want to be respected as a professional by your peers, employers, and students. As a successful CertTEYL graduate, you will have the confidence that you are a true professional.
It works! Course graduates are very happy with the CertTEYL course and find it a good investment of their time and effort.

CertTEYL graduates report that they earn more money and that they advance more quickly in their careers.
You can explore the best methods to teach English to young learners and you can learn to
S-T-R-E-T-C-H your teaching style to accommodate the individual needs of your students.
You will learn how to create a classroom atmosphere for efficient English language acquisition. You will also learn how to properly manage children's behavior and learn how to use teaching resources effectively.
Our course was developed by professional teachers and will give you convenient, no-nonsense, sure-fire methods for teaching English to children. The Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence that you need to become a successful teacher.
You will learn how to identify and understand all aspects of a child: social, emotional, intellectual, and physical. You will also learn how to communicate effectively with young learners in the classroom.
CertTEYL course graduates often tell us, "I wish I had done this course at the beginning of my career..."

No course can make you an instant teacher. There are no tricks or shortcuts that you can learn in a few days. The course is challenging; it will make you think about what you are already doing and how to improve your teaching. With our CertTEYL program you will be prepared to face the challenges of being an English teacher and you will know how to constantly improve/reinvent yourself in the classroom.
You will acquire proper instructive strategies for using flashcards, stories, music, drama, crafts, games, projects, and pair work.

About the Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course as a teaching qualification
Here is a detailed explanation about Recognition, Validation, and Accreditation. If you still need more information, please contact us and we will be happy to give you as much information as we can.

Is an online course for you?
We all have different preferences in the way that we learn. Learning online through the Internet is not for everybody. Check if E-Learning is for you:
Is your learning style suited to an E-Learning course?

Why a course via the INTERNET?
All major universities around the globe are making the switch to E-Learning. Studies have proven that cognitive learning can be achieved more efficiently with E-Learning courses.
Advantages of taking an E-Learning course.

Computer skills required to complete course
The skills you need to complete the E-Learning course are fairly basic — anybody browsing through this website should have sufficient computer skills to take the course.
Assess your computer skills.

Computer System Requirements for the Advanced CertTEYL E-Learning course

Although many course participants have used an Apple/Mac computer for the course, we cannot guarantee full functionality on non-PC computer systems. At this time we do not support mobile devices nor tablets.

The following are the requirements for the CertTEYL E-Learning course to work on your computer:
  1. Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Google Chrome 17 or higher, Firefox 20 or higher, Safari 5 or higher, Opera 11 or higher.NOTE 1
  2. Adobe Flash Player.*
  3. Adobe PDF Reader.*
  4. Your Internet browser must be Javascript enabled.
  5. A connection to the Internet (56k minimum).
  6. A screen display of 600x800 or higher.
  7. A 16-bit or higher color video display.
  8. An email account which you can use exclusively.
*These programs are usually already installed. All of these programs can be obtained FREE on the Internet.

NOTE 1 The course will work on most Internet browsers but some very minor non-essential functionality may be limited or not available. The course will also work on earlier versions of the software listed, but we cannot guarantee the reliability of the software. Upgrades for these programs are usually available for free from the companies. The course may also work on Android devices and other tablets; however, we do not offer support for those devices.

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