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Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate (TYLEC)

This specialist certificate is designed for qualified English language teachers and is designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge to teach English to children and adolescents in the age range 7–16.

The qualification was developed in association with the British Council in Madrid, with its wide-ranging expertise in both young learner teaching and continuing professional development. Initially only available through British Council training centres, TYLEC is now available to any training centre that meets 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 practice 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.

  • TYLEC validation requirements
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  • To see a full list of TYLEC Providers please click the arrow icon on the top left hand side of the map below. Alternatively, click here to view a larger map and see the full listing.


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