IHCYLT (IH Certificate in Teaching Younger Learners)
The International House Certificate in teaching Younger Learners and Teenagers (IHCYLT) is a teacher training course and certificate Moderated by Cambridge English Language Assessment, which is designed to prepare Course Participants (CPs) to teach English as a foreign or an additional language (EFL/EAL) to children between 2 and 16 years old.
The objective of the course is to introduce course participants (CPs) to the principles involved in teaching Young Learners (YLs) and to help CPs consider, evaluate and develop their own teaching skills in this area.
One of the main aims of the course is to present the content of the sessions using processes which could be suitable to be adapted to use with VYLs, YLs and Teenagers. Activities for various skills are incorporated into the course. When this happens CPs will be provided with an opportunity to discuss how the activity could be adapted to suit different ages/levels and linguistic focus.
Another objective of the IHCYLT is to provide opportunities for course participants to implement acquired knowledge from the input sessions. This is achieved by monitoring their progress in the classroom during the Teaching Practice lessons (TP). There are a minimum of four TP lessons which are observed by an approved IHCYLT tutor. These should be spread evenly throughout the course and be conducted at 2 different age groups and levels. The course constantly encourages reflection and evaluation as a method to develop further and this is particularly evident after CPs have been observed teaching.
The course is produced and standardised by International House World Organisation (IHWO) and successful participants will be issued with an IHWO certification.
- Participants must have a minimum English language level of C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. All of the sessions are presented in English and the written assignments must be written in English
- Participants must successfully complete the application form and task sheet
- Participants must be 18 years or older and be educated to university entrance level.