Learn appropriate methods and techniques for teaching language skills, vocabulary, and grammar to primary-aged learners, and understand the appropriate assessments you'll need to measure progress.

In this course, you will learn:

  • the principles of language acquisition and how to address student needs and learning styles
  • techniques and methods for teaching language skills, vocabulary, and grammar to young learners in ESL and EFL contexts
  • assessment approaches and tools to evaluate student learning

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to

  • discuss the types of activities that support young learners’ language acquisition
  • identify the key elements of effective young learner ESOL instruction
  • use different types of assessment tools for evaluating learners’ proficiencies in various skill levels  
The course is divided into six modules, each with several tasks and a culminating activity:

Module 1: Child Development
Module 2: Language Acquisition & Learning
Module 3: Instructional Approaches to Teaching English to Young Learners
Module 4: Young Learners in an English Language Classroom
Module 5: Monitoring Student Learning And Assessment
Module 6: Planning for Learning

Note: Self-study courses do not count toward the TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP). For questions about the TCCP, contact corecertificate@tesol.org.

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