What Is TYLEC and Who Is It For ?

TYLEC stands for Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate, and it is one of the two most widely recognised international qualifications in teaching English Language to Young Learners (YL). The qualification was developed by Trinity College, London University, as an extension course to better equip CELTA or equivalently qualified teachers with YL-specific in-service training. Do check out a recent presentation of TYLEC organised by Trnity which featured some of our graduates.

Course Content

This is a practical course which involves workshops and assessed teaching YLs at two different levels. Most course participants find the course rewarding and informative. The course is made up of:

  • Over 40 hours of input, assisted lesson planning time, and tutorial sessions.
  • 5 observations (1 diagnostic; 4 assessed) of one contact hour each for each course participant.
  • 6 tasked guided observations of experienced teachers (video observations and live with task sheets provided).
  • 3 assignments:
  • 1/ Developmental Action Points Log and Teaching Practice Journal
  • 2/ Guided Observation Journal
  • 3/ Materials Assignment
  • A timetabled visit from an external moderator appointed by Trinity, with group and individual interviews for every CP, and a feedback session with the lead tutor / course director.

Who is TYLEC for?

As TYLEC is a post certificate teaching qualification it is necessary that you have already passed your certificate level qualification, be it the Trinity CertTESOL, an American CertTESOL or the Cambridge CELTA.

TYLEC at The ELT Hub

Our course is taught by qualified and expert teachers of Young Learners, and on premises set aside for YL classes. The course takes place over 15 days (3 full weeks). We choose to run our sessions at our training centre in Brittany ‘Ker Elorn’ as it’s not only very child friendly, being set back from the road with a huge garden available for the children to run around in, but it’s also an exceptionally beautiful part of France and exactly the kind of destination you’d want to go to during hot summer months.

How to apply for TYLEC

In order to apply for our next upcoming TYLEC session which is running this year from the 3rd July to the 21st July just download the TYLEC application form fill it in and email it back to us at info@theelthub.com and we’ll get back to you immediately to set up your interview with a TYLEC tutor. The interview will be contacted at a distance, most likely via Zoom, but just let us know if this might pose a problem for you.

Accommodation during your TYLEC

As with all our courses we pay a lot of attention to your accommodation needs. Everyone needs help with this as course applicants generally come from hundreds if not thousands of kilometres away. We have a network of people offering to let their appartments or a room in their family home to our TYLEC candidates so just contact us for details about this. The town where we run our TYLEC courses, Landerneau, is ideally suited to the course as you can normally just walk or cycle from your accommodation to the training centre. We are also just 15 minutes away from the main regional airporta nd the town is also on the TGV line to Paris.