IH Online CYLT

IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers 

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The main aim of the IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers (IH CYLT) course is to prepare teachers for working with Young Learners.  Usually, these teachers will already have had some form of pre-service training in the teaching of ELT to adults (e.g. IHC/CELTA), but some may not have had previous experience of teaching Young Learners.

Input sessions cover areas such as: lesson planning, classroom management, accuracy and correction techniques, clarifying and practising language, L1 in the classroom, teaching adolescents, material design and selection, and mixed abilities. The Online IH CYLT course also includes observed and assessed teaching practice.

The Online IH CYLT course is moderated by Cambridge Assessment English and therefore successful course participants will receive a certificate that includes the Cambridge Assessment English logo.

Course Components

  • 20 Input Sessions
    • 90 minutes each (30 hours)
  • Teaching Practice
    • A minimum of 4 lessons at 2 different age groups and levels
  • Tutorials and Lesson Planing
    • CPs are expected to write a detailed lesson plan (including cover sheet and procedure) for each TP lesson
  • 2 Written Assignments
    • Assignment 1 (Materials) Assignment 2 (Self-Evaluation)
  • Portfolio Tasks
    • CPs must complete a minimum of 7 out of 11 tasks, including 2 compulsory tasks.
  • Observation Tasks
    • Experienced teacher observations (minimum 2 hours)
    • Peer teacher observations

    • DVD observations (maximum 2 hours of the overall total)

a. Teaching Practice

One of the major focuses of the course is being able to put the theory presented in the input sessions into practice. There are a minimum of 4 assessed teaching practice (TP) lessons amounting to at least 3 teaching hours. These should be at 2 different age groups (and preferably levels), with the average age expanding no more than 2 years e.g. 5-7 and 10-11.

There is a minimum requirement of 4 students for assessed TP lessons. TP Lessons should be spread evenly throughout the course so the CP is aware of strengths, weaknesses and areas of improvement and provided with sufficient opportunities to develop their teaching skills.

b. Written Assignments and Portfolio Tasks

There are two compulsory written assignments which must reach a satisfactory standard in order to pass the course. Over the duration of the course, participants are asked to complete a variety of tasks and projects of which the 2 compulsory tasks are to be presented in the portfolio. These tasks may be integrated into the sessions or set for homework.

c. Observation Tasks

The observation tasks have been created to allow course participants to reflect further on the practice of teaching by observing experienced teachers and their peers (i.e. other course participants or fellow teachers). There is a selection of 13 different tasks, which should be completed over the period of the course and amounting to at least 6 hours of observation.


An IHWO digital certificate with the Cambridge English Language Assessment logo on it and the words ‘Moderated by Cambridge English Language Assessment’ is awarded to course participants who have completed all of the components on the IH CYLT course programme, satisfactorily completed the teaching practice, and submitted the assignments and portfolio to a satisfactory standard.


The tutor of the course is experienced in the field and approved by Cambridge English Assessment. The tutor is responsible for timetabling practice, observing participants, providing oral and written feedback, guiding participants through the input sessions and marking and assessing the written assignments and portfolio task. The tutor makes sure the requirements of the delivery of the course are met.

Time and commitment

The course lasts 16 weeks with one module per week and one Teaching Practice per month. As participants are required to provide the completion of the assignments, observations tasks and portfolio tasks, we recommend a minimum of 2-to-4 hours per week spent doing tasks.


06 Mar – 23 Jun 2023

Course Fee

• £550 payable by credit card in 5 monthly installments
10% discount for cash payments 

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