Teaching English to Young Learners Certificate course

***Already a freelance teacher in France? Get this course paid for with your “FIFPL” credits. Contact us for more information***

This is a Certificate (Cert TEYL) course, with graded assignments and teaching practice.

We are experts in teaching young learners, and have our own in-house YL language school. Teaching English to the 5 to 16 age group in France is the fastest growing area in English teaching, so there is a huge demand here and worldwide for holders of a  “Cert TEYL” certificate.

The course is particulary useful as a taster for those considering a schoolteaching qualification (BeD, PGCE, CAPES..) and focuses mainly on the 4 – 11 age group.

This 18 hour classroom based course is open to anyone who has our TEFL Toulouse qualification, or another TEFL qualification.

Successful trainees are awarded the TEFL Toulouse Certificate in Teaching Young Learners (Cert. TEYL).

TEYL Course content

  • Classroom management for young learners and teenagers
  • How children learn in comparison with how adults learn (social constructivism, behaviourism…)
  • Teaching vocabulary to children
  • Planning whole lessons for children
  • Storytelling
  • Songs, chants and games
  • Teaching practice

The course mainly focuses on the 5 to 12 age group, although classroom management for teenagers is also included.

“Just wanted to let you know that the TEYL course was an absolute success! I really found a true connection between the theory component and then the “real life” version when we went to the school yesterday. I’m sad that’s now over as well! It brings to an end a valuable, interesting and very fun course (TEFL+TEYL = 🎉fun 🎊fun🎉 fun!!) It complemented the 4 week course just perfectly. Going to the school to teach the kids was a real eye opener. I am so grateful to you and Amy at Kaleidoscope for arranging things as you did, because I found it to be such a rewarding experience”
Sheree, Ireland / France November 2020

See here for one ex trainee’s experiences teaching kids in Toulouse

Our TEYL course includes teaching practice

Our TEYL course includes teaching practice


  • 450 euros – all taxes and materials included
  • 20% discount for existing TEFL trainees
  • Group fee – contact us
  • Already TEFL qualified with another training centre? Use the form below to apply

Dates 2022:

  • February 7, 8 and 9

*Courses run from 9.30am to 5pm – with one of the days doing teaching practice at a local language school

Please use this application form if you are a non-TEFL Toulouse trainee:

TEYL application form

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