Certificate in Teaching English to Primary Learners


Course Description

The course structure will enable participants to understand the main methods and forms of teaching for developing a range of learner levels, with a focus on Young Learners. An
Ideal foundation programme for Teachers of English.

Who will benefit

School leavers and those who are planning to take up teaching of English as a profession.


Participants should have a fair knowledge of spoken and written English, so as to be able to converse with a sense of understanding. Participants will be assessed for eligibility to follow the course at a placement test.

The course curriculum includes:

Role of the Teacher
Teaching Material Development
Effective Reading of Prose and Verse
Story Telling and Picture Description
Activity Based Teaching Methods
Use of Effective Audio/Visual Aids
Speech Training Activities
Lesson Plans – Preparation and Presentation
Systematic Development of Language Skills and Components
The use of Language Games/Classroom Activities
Choice of Texts
Classroom Management
Scheme of Work


A practical and communicative approach is used focusing language skills development through student centered teaching techniques. Participants will receive relevant handouts and will be actively involved in the learning process.


Classes will be conducted once a week, covering 18 hours of lecture demonstrations followed by 24 hours of practical in house training and peer observation.


On completion of the programme, participants will be assessed for their practical and theoretical knowledge of teaching competence, and a Certification will be awarded by CELS