About this course

Improve your teaching skills for primary school

If you want an introduction to teaching English to young learners aged 7 to 11, then this course is for you. Using video, audio and community elements, you will learn the essentials to help you succeed in your teaching.


46 – 50 hours over 12 weeks

Part of: Stages 2 and 3 of the CPD framework.

Level of English required: B2+

The course aims to help you :

  • 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. 



The course includes online work where you have to complete tasks and discuss topics with other participants plus self-study. The self-study activities include assignments, lesson planning and reflection on your lessons. You’ll be assigned a tutor who’ll support you throughout your course.

The course also includes sections for self-assessment and forums to discuss your learning topics with networks of teachers across the country or internationally. Additional elements of the course include a:

  • reflective journal to use as your own diary space
  • plenary forum for you to discuss any pedagogic issues or questions that arise    during your study
  • technical forum to support you with troubleshooting
  • social forum for you to talk to your colleagues on the course.

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


Participants successfully completing the course will receive a certificate.

How to apply?

To apply, please visit the TeachingEnglish website