Introduction to teaching young learners

The British Council Introduction to Young Learners course is for people who are interested in learning more about teaching English to children and how children learn a language.

What are the benefits?

Gain knowledge and understanding of the needs of young learners

This course aims to raise awareness of current English Language Teaching practice in the young learner teaching environment. It focuses on teaching 8 to 12 year old children. One session may focus on teaching very young learners and another on teaching teenagers.

Gain confidence in planning for effective young learner lessons 

This course shows you how to plan and deliver effective lessons to children. The course lets you explore what Young Learner course books have to offer and develops your techniques for presenting grammar and vocabulary. We will also help you create and evaluate activities for skills development (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

The certificate

This course is not assessed. A British Council certificate of attendance is given to those who have participated and attended the majority of classes.

How is it delivered?

The course covers a number of aspects related to teaching young learners (ages 8 to 12 years old), including:

  • how children learn
  • classroom management
  • teaching language
  • teaching skills
  • lesson planning
  • working with course books
  • using stories
  • teaching very young learners & teenagers
  • assessment & feedback.

Course details

The course Introduction to Teaching Young Learner courses is available at the Kuala Lumpur centre.

April course: 5 April – 7 June (Tuesday evenings, 18.15 - 21.30)

5,12, 19, 26, April 2016

3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May 2016

7 June 2016

October course: 4 October – 6 December (Tuesday evenings, 18.15 - 21.30)

4, 11, 18, 25 October 2016

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 2016

6 December 2016


Candidates must have at least an intermediate level of English  

           Course Fee: RM 1,160