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YL Extension to CELTA

The YL Extension to CELTA course allows holders of a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) to extend their previous training to include to work with young learners.

Course programme for the YL Extension to CELTA focuses on teaching young learners either from 5–10, 8–13 or 11–16.

YL Extension to CELTA course is designed to enable candidates to:

  • transfer and apply their awareness of language and knowledge of the description of English from an adult to a young learner context
  • gain an initial understanding of the context within which young learners learn English, their motivations and the roles of the teacher and learner
  • transfer, adapt and apply the principles and practice of lesson-planning from an adult to a young learner context
  • transfer, adapt and apply basic skills for teaching English from an adult to a young learner context
  • gain an initial awareness of appropriate resources and materials for use with young learners of English for teaching, testing and for reference
  • continue to identify opportunities for their own future development as professionals in the field.

The YL Extension to CELTA is awarded to candidates who have completed the course and the assessment successfully.

The programme is 54 contact hours between the candidates and the course tutors including:
— input
— tutorial support
— supervised lesson planning
— four hours teaching practice (TP) for each candidate supervised by a course tutor.

The Young Learner (YL) Extension to CELTA covers six main topics:

Topic 1 Language awareness
Topic 2 The learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context
Topic 3 Planning for effective teaching of young learners of English
Topic 4 Classroom management and teaching skills for teaching English to young learners
Topic 5 Resources and materials for teaching English to young learners
Topic 6 Professional development for teachers of English to young learners


There are three components of assessment:

Teaching practice

You will teach for a total of four hours, working with at least two groups of young learners of different ages and abilities. Assessment is based on your overall performance at the end of the four hours.

Written assignments

You will complete two written assignments on:
— classroom teaching and the identification of action points
— aspects of the teaching and learning of English at young learner level through a focus on young learners and learning contexts.

Professional development

This component assesses your overall performance on the course.

To be awarded the certificate, you must pass all three components.


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