Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Become an Expert Teacher for Young Learners

Teachers “are the managers of the world’s greatest resource: Children!” – Robert John Meehan
Due to the increasing demand of English as a language and it being made lingua franca by the non-native English speakers of the world, parents believe that knowing English fluently will give them scope of better education and employment opportunities. Due to this, there has been a rise for the need for English teachers for the young learners. Because they are still developing emotionally, linguistically and cognitively, the young learners will be able to imbibe and grasp a new language faster than an adult. They reap the benefits of early language learning which also enable them to attain native-like fluency and expertise in the language with proper and regular practice.


Teaching children or young learners can be quite fun and motivating. It is equivalent to going back to school. Moreover, with that kind of infectious energy and humming classrooms, their ability to grasp new things quickly and their desire to impress their teachers every time, it is a delight to teach these young learners. If they find the teacher to be friendly and like and admire her and also find her way of teaching the subject interesting, they can be the best kind of learners that any teacher can dream of. However, there is more to teaching Young learners than what meets the eye.
Successfully teaching young learners in this age of technology and advancement need cultivated skills and expertise which can only be attained with pursuing a proper training and learning course; teaching young learners needs to be “carefully planned, adequately supported and resourced, and closely monitored and evaluated.” (Nunan) Since children and teenagers have shorter attention span and lose interest faster than adults, it is absolutely necessary for the teachers to know the tricks and methods of bringing their minds back to the lessons being discussed.
These young learners can also be quite difficult to deal with when it comes to managing their erratic and indiscipline behavior in classrooms. Developing a good rapport and earning their confidence right at the beginning help the teachers in managing the classrooms in an efficient manner.
All these characteristics along with other aspects required to become a skilled and accomplished educator to the Young Learners can be mastered by pursuing a comprehensive course on it. If you love being with children and are looking to make significant contributions in the lives of these young learners and are flexible enough to adjust with their needs and requirements of the learners, then pursuing a Young Learner’s Teacher Training (YLTT) course will be apt for you.
Young Learner’s Teacher Training (YLTT) is one such intensive course meant for all those aspiring teachers who are willing to teach children and teenagers and acquaint themselves with the nuances of teaching them. The course trains the aspirants with the approaches of dealing with the young learners and the correct strategy and techniques followed while teaching them English communication skills.
The course highlights on the language acquisition skills and trains the candidates in developing the required competence and flair needed to handle a diverse group of learners, varying in age, culture, race, etc.and effectively contributing to their all-round development.
The course also trains the candidates with the appropriate methodologies of classroom management, by managing disruptive behaviors of naughty unruly children so that the teachers are able to effectively utilise their time spent in the class, to the fullest.
The primary trained teachers often lack the language competence and skills needed to teach a new language to the young learners. This is the reason the trained teachers of YLTT program are preferred. Private English training institutes have been multiplying in fast pace in the countries around the world, where classes include learners of varying age and culture. Along with this, there are many private, government or international schools where the requirement for trained English teachers for children is on the rise.

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