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CELT YL course IH Palma

CELTA Young Learner extension course at IH Palma

About the course

The 60-hour, two-week course is designed for English teachers who have taken a CELTA course, who have some post-CELTA teaching experience and who wish to extend their skills to include those necessary for teaching English to young learners.

The course is based on teaching practice and lesson evaluation, and is overtly practical in content and approach.

The programme comprises 30 hours of seminars and workshops and 30 hours of teaching practice, feedback and assisted lesson preparation.


September 10–21, 2018


Total course fee (to be paid at least four weeks before the course begins): €900

Course design

The course programme is designed to enable you to:

  • transfer and apply their awareness of language and knowledge of the description of English from an adult to a young learner context
  • gain an initial understanding of the context within which young learners learn English, their motivations and the roles of the teacher and learner
  • transfer, adapt and apply the principles of effective teaching from an adult to a young learner context
  • transfer, adapt and apply basic skills for teaching English in the classroom from an adult to a young learner context
  • gain an initial awareness of appropriate resources and materials for use with young learners of English for teaching, testing and for reference
  • continue to identify opportunities for their future development as professionals in this field.

Teaching practice

As on the CELTA course you will have teaching practice every day. When you are not teaching yourself, you will watch your colleagues teach. You will also see you tutors teach with each group.

You will teach two different age groups on the course: 8-10 year olds and 11-13 year olds.

You will spend one week with each group.


  • 12.00-13.00
    Feedback on previous day's lessons
  • 13.00-14.00
    Guided lesson planning
  • 14.00-15.00
  • 15.00-16.30
  • 16.30-17.15
    Break and preparation
  • 17.30-19.30
    Teaching practice and initial feedback


Candidates are assessed on a continuous basis, with particular emphasis on their ability to teach young learners, along with their written assignments and their professional development.


At the end of the course, you will receive and IH Barcelona YL Extension to CELTA certificate and a Progress Report.

Reading list

Young Learners by Sarah Phillips OUP 1993 ISBN: 0194371956

Teaching Languages to Young Learners by Lynne Cameron CUP 2001 ISBN: 0521774349

Teaching Children English: An Activity Based Training Course by David Vale CUP 1995 ISBN: 0521422353


Please contact director@pal.ihes.com to request an application form. After you have completed and submitted your application form, you will be called for an interview. If you are long distance you may be interviewed by phone.

To secure a place once you have been accepted you should ensure that the full fee is paid at least four weeks before the course begins.

Applicants applying less than six weeks before the course are required to pay the full fee on acceptance.


Refunds will not be given except in exceptional circumstances, and only then if notice is sufficient to allow for the finding of a substitute candidate.


Collecting references can take time and places are limited.

Please apply early for this course!

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