Specialization Module: Teaching English to Children

Complete the Teaching English to Children Module to enhance your TESOL/TESL/TEFL Teacher Training Certificate and find ESL jobs overseas teaching English to children.

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Teach English to Children Overseas
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Many overseas teaching positions involve teaching children - a unique experience that is both challenging and fun. Compared to adults, children are more energetic, have shorter attention spans, and learn language according to specific stages of development; these present planning challenges for the teacher. The key to teaching English to children is to understand the principles of language acquisition and apply it in ways that keep children motivated to learn. This 40-hour Teaching English to Children Specialization Module expands upon teaching philosophies examined in the Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course, and will prepare you to design and implement curriculum specifically for young learners of varying ages and skill levels. 

 

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Module Certification

An additional 40-hour TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate specializing in Teaching English to Children

Pre-requisite

Completion of the Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course

Recommended Background

No previous experience working with children is required to take this module. Students should possess enthusiasm for childhood learning and development. 

Enrollment

The Teaching English To Children Specialization Module is affordably priced at $400 and includes all course materials, instructor feedback, the marking of all homework assignments, as well as the shipping and handling fees (within the US) associated with the mailing of all module materials and the upgraded certificate awarded upon module completion.

To enroll for a specialization module, call 1-800-779-1779 toll free (Los Angeles area: 310-820-2359; New York City area: 212-213-8978). To enroll by fax or mail, print the Module Enrollment form.

Save $100 off the regular price if you enroll for a specialization module within two weeks of completing the TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course.

Length

40-hour online course to be completed within three months of enrollment

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Objective

In completing the Oxford Seminars' Teaching English to Children Specialization Module, you will:

  • Gain a theoretical and practical overview of how to teach ESL to children
  • Examine the work of child development theorists Jean Piaget and Abraham Maslow, and language acquisition theorist Stephen Krashen
  • Investigate ways of incorporating the New Parade textbook, ideas, and methodologies within your own school curriculum
  • Gain a better understanding of how to teach phonics
  • Learn where to find useful teaching resources and materials

 Content

  • Special considerations for teaching English to children
  • Investigation of theories of child development and learning
  • Introduction to multiple intelligences and learning disabilities
  • Approaches to planning units and structuring lessons for children
  • Teaching specific skills: vocabulary, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and literacy development
  • Innovative and interesting activities specifically designed to keep children interested
  • Examination of proactive classroom management techniques and classroom management issues specific to teaching children
  • Critical review and evaluation of teaching resources (books and websites)

Evaluation

In this module, students will complete an assignment consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions based on all sections of the course book and corresponding textbook readings. New Parade- Teaching Children Specialization Module

Materials

  • Teaching English to Children Course Book (Oxford Seminars)
  • New Parade Level 1 Teacher's Edition (Mario Herrera & Theresa Zanatta, 2000)
  • New Parade Level 1 Student's Edition (Mario Herrera & Theresa Zanatta, 2000)

All materials are included in the module price of $400.

Employment Opportunities

Students who earn the specialization in teaching English to children for their TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification will have the opportunity to teach in many educational institutes. English as a Second Language is being introduced at a young age and has therefore become an essential part of school curriculum as well as activities outside of the classroom, such as after-school programs, day camps, and private tutoring sessions. Having the ability to engage a group of young learners in fun activities that will instill new skills is an extremely valuable qualification for teaching positions abroad.

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