Why choose this course?: 

Primary Essentials provides teachers with an introduction to teaching English to young learners aged 7 to 11. Using video, audio and community elements, you will learn the essentials to help you succeed in your teaching of young learners.

Start dates: 
18 August 2016 (apply by 8 August)
34 hours over 12 weeks
Professional Practices: 
Planning lessons and courses, Managing the lesson, Understanding learners
Who it's for: 

Teachers of English teaching young learners aged 7-11 years old.

This course provides teachers with an introduction to the essential principles and practice of primary English language teaching.



The course takes about 3 to 4 hours a week over 12 weeks and aims to help teachers:

  • identify some of the key areas associated with teaching English to children
  • identify key techniques for using songs and games to enhance children’s learning
  • understand how different learning styles affect the way we learn and identify different techniques for exploiting different learning styles
  • define how lesson planning is linked to syllabus and curriculum and explain how the curriculum can define what and how you teach
  • identify a variety of classroom management factors which affect the learning conditions in the young learner classroom

Participants are assessed at the end of each unit, and these assignments form a portfolio on which the participants are given a final assessment of distinction/pass/fail.

Find out more by downloading the course outline below.

Level of English required: 
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