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Language Link was established in 1975 and is now one of the most successful international language training organisations in the world.

Based in central London, Language Link has over 40 years of experience in professional English language teaching and professional development.

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Do you need a teacher training course that will hone your pedagogical skills and open the doors to the teaching world?

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TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate) courses are designed to equip teachers who wish to teach children and adolescents in the age range 7-16 with knowledge, understanding, and confidence in areas such as using resources, classroom management and lesson planning. They also raise awareness of the context and theory of language teaching and learning to children and adolescents.

TYLEC is now available at Language Link Vietnam after meeting Trinity’s rigorous validation criteria. All TYLEC courses are validated and moderated by Trinity College London.

TYLEC courses are designed to build knowledge, understanding, and confidence in areas such as using resources, classroom management and lesson planning. They also raise awareness of the context and theory of language teaching and learning to children and adolescents. Courses consist of over 50 hours of input, assisted lesson planning time and tutorials. There are also five assessed observations (one diagnostic and four assessed) as well as opportunities to observe experienced teachers working with young learner groups.

In addition, participants have to keep a teaching practise journal and complete an externally-assessed assignment on materials development. Validated courses build on pedagogical and practical skills and also give participants a firm foundation for self-evaluation and further professional development.

SCHEDULES

Courses are generally scheduled Monday-Friday, over four-five weeks.

Mornings are given over to input sessions, covering topics related to teaching methodology and practical teaching skills for young learners, and lesson planning. Afternoons are dedicated to supervised teaching practise, tutor feedback and assisted lesson planning.

In addition to this, candidates will be required to attend six hours of observations of experienced teachers and 2 hours of peer observation, usually scheduled in the evenings.

The TYLEC course is intensive in nature and outside timetabled hours candidates will need to dedicate time across the course (evenings and weekends) for the required research and lesson preparation.

FEES

The cost of the TYLEC at Language Link Vietnam is US$1400. Upon acceptance to the course, a non-refundable deposit of US$300 is required to secure your place.

The balance of the course fees (US$1100) is required no later than four weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must:

Be at least 20 years old by the start of the course

Have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education

1 year of young learner teaching experience preferred

Have a CELTA, CertTESOL or equivalent

Have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to complete successfully the assessment of practise teaching

No criminal convictions that forbid working with children

Due to the demanding, intensive nature of the course, applicants should be in general good health

Non-native speakers of English are very welcome to apply but will need to demonstrate in their applications that their level of English, both spoken and written, can cope with the demands of the course. A near-native-speaker competence is required. An IELTS score of 7.5 (or equivalent) is the absolute minimum requirement.

HOW TO APPLY?

1. Download our application by clicking the Apply now button below.

2. Send your documents directly to tylec@languagelink.vn.

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