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For pre-school or primary teachers with English as a second language

TESOL Course for Non-native Speaker Teachers of English (level 4)

Certificate in TESOL for Non-native Teachers of English to Young Learners (Level 4, 40 credits)


Course length:

TESOL course: Five weeks

Certificate in TESOL:  Ten weeks. (400 hours) Includes five weeks English and five weeks TESOL

Start dates : Timetables


  • Tesol course certificate
  • TESOL qualification – Certificate in TESOL for Non-native Teachers of English to Young Learners (NZQA L4, 40 credits)
  • J-shine (Optional – for Japanese student only)

Be able to

  • Work as a language teacher or assistant language teacher in your country


  • Theory and practice of teaching English to young learners
  • How to plan a lesson
  • How to teach reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • How to engage young learners
  • How to teach using songs, games and activities
  • How to make and use teaching resources

Learn by

  • Working in groups, pairs and individually
  • Participating in teacher led activities
  • Reading articles and completing worksheets
  • Watching model lessons
  • Developing your own resources
  • Teaching practice lessons to your classmates
  • Teaching children in an early childhood centre


  • Authentic materials
  • Authentic experiences
  • Your own resources

Helping you learn

Time Table






8.30 – 9.00 Self directed study  9.30-School orientation and tour.(For new-entry students only) Presentation preparation Prepare an introduction and activity for your song(J-SHINE Japanese student) Kindergarten Practice Presentation Preparation
Lesson 1  9.00 – 10.30   OrientationLearn about the course and what you will do.Introduction to resources and the multi-media centre First lesson presentationName ActivitySong Activity HYLClassroom language presentationsPresent and discuss Kindergarten VisitVisit and feedback Song PresentationsYLFeedback

10.30 – 10.45  Break

Lesson 2 10.45 – 12.00   YL- the first lessonSongs and activitiesPresent and discuss Ages and stages of children’s development Lesson stages NumbersYL/HYLHow to teach (including songs + activities) NumbersPresentations HLYL SongsFeedbackAssembly

12.00-1.00 Lunch

Lesson 31.00-3.00    Classroom ManagementVisit Look Sharp YL and HLYLClassroom LanguageActivities to teach classroom language Kindergarten VisitsUseful English and what to expect.Kindy presentation practice HLYL & YL SongsTheory and Activities HLYL VocabularyHLYL VocabularyTheory and Activities
3.00-4.30Self directed learning Prepare Presentations Prepare Presentations Kindy Practice Presentation Preparation Review all materials from this week

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