Course curriculum

  • 02
    Let's get started!
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  • 03
    Triggers, Rules and Routines
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    • What triggers misbehaviour?
    • Ideas for the Classroom
    • Cognition, Relevance, Agency, Tiredness
    • Routines
    • What will your routines be for your classroom?
    • Now you've made some notes...
    • Establishing Rules
    • Rules and Routines
    • Ideas for the Classroom
    • Watch and identify: What are the different rules and routines in this YL class?
    • Ideas for the Classroom
  • 04
    Systems and Strategies
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    • The Positive Behaviour for Learning Approach
    • Ideas for the Classroom
    • Tool for Creating
    • Characteristics of My Classroom
    • Key ideas for finding control and establishing our desired classroom characteristics.
    • Older YLs and teens, what is happening for them?
    • Ideas for the Classroom
    • Resting, flitting & flying! Predict and plan when to flit, when to fly and when to rest.
    • What are Settlers and Stirrers?
    • Identify and Sort the Settlers and Stirrers
    • Spot Quiz!
  • 05
    Attention, Instruction and Transition
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    • How do we get learners’ attention? How do we start and stop activities? How do we move on to the next activity?
    • An interview with a YL teacher
    • What Would You Do?
  • 06
    Next Steps...
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    • Summary and Sign Off
    • Here's an overview of our series Teaching English to Young Learners...
    • Some Further Resources
    • Heres what's next...
    • Before you go...

Contributors to the Course

“There is so much to know about Young Learners. Too many people make the unfortunate assumption that with a qualification like the CELTA alone, newly trained teachers will be effective with children. That's far from the truth. ”

Main Course Writer, CELTA and Delta Trainer, YL Teacher Developer

Anna Hasper

“Working with teachers in a public primary school and years of teaching older young learners and teens with minimal support meant that I knew just how much a course like this would have helped me when I was starting out. I'd like to thank the children, teachers and parents who all contributed their knowledge and time for this course and to Anna for her expertise. Arohanui.”

ELTCampus Director, Tutor and Teacher Developer

Emma L Pratt


Take this course alone or as part of the Teaching English to Young Learners bundle.