120-hour TEFL Certificate with TEYL Specialization

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Course Outline

This course includes TEFL training in grammar, phonology, and methodology. This affordable TEFL programme includes some of the same modules and assignments as those contained in the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate course; modules and assignments such as grammar, phonology, and parts of methodology. This TEFL course also provides core training in planning English lessons using the Communicative Approach. Those who take this course also receive a 20-hour TEFL specialist on Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL). This specialist course is perfect for those who are working in a public school system anywhere in the world because it covers lesson planning methods for teaching grammar and vocabulary in the context of the Young Learner.


OnTESOL appears as TESL Canada-accredited providers in the province of Ontario and ACTDEC members:

TESL Canada
TESL Canada was set up in the 1990’s to raise the standards of the English Language Teaching (ELT) industry in Canada. Today, TESL Canada is the leading accrediting organization in Canada for TESOL / TESL / TEFL training and one of the most highly recognized accrediting organizations in the world. You can use your TESL Canada certification to teach English in Canada or go abroad with an internationally recognized credential.

Graduates who complete this course may pursue TESL Canada accreditation and pay a CAD$100 fee.

Accreditation for TESOL Distance Education Courses (ACTDEC)
ACTDEC is an independent body whose function is to provide frameworks and accreditation structures for providers of ELT teacher training through online or blended provision. This mission is motivated by recognition of the need for such globally available provision to be measured and monitored for the benefit of course providers, employers and students.

Graduates can also receive an ACTDEC certificate when they register with ACTDEC and pay a CAD$85 fee.

Course Curriculum

This course consists of 100 hours of core TEFL training and 20 hours of TEYL methodology.


  • 5-hour Study Skills
  • 20-hour Grammar
  • 20-hour Phonology
  • 55-hour Core Methodology
  • 20-hour TEYL Methodology

Lesson Planning Skills

In this course, the student will do a major Communicative Approach lesson plan on a grammar topic for a speaking class and a major TEYL lesson plan.

Other Skills

  • Answering students’ grammar questions
  • Identifying and correcting students’ pronunciation problems

Module 1: Learning Styles and Study Skills

Module 2: Grammar and Phonology

Module 3: The Theory and Methodology of TEFL

  • Unit 1: The First Class
  • Unit 2: Approaches to Language Teaching
  • Unit 3: The Communicative Approach
  • Unit 4: Teaching Skills – Speaking
  • Unit 5: Teaching Grammar
  • Unit 6: How to Write a Lesson Plan

Module 4: TEYL

  • Unit 1: First Language Acquisition
  • Unit 2: Behaviorism and First Language Acquisition
  • Unit 3: Language Learning versus Acquisition
  • Unit 4: Approaches to Language Learning

  • Unit 5: Teaching Grammar to Young Learners
  • Unit 6: Planning a TEYL Class
  • Unit 7: Teaching Pronunciation to Young Learners
  • Unit 8: Storytelling in the ESL Classroom

20-hour Teaching English To Young Learners (TEYL) Module

The 20-hour TEYL module has been carefully developed to address the needs of young learners. This module reviews the most effective approaches for teaching grammar and pronunciation, shows trainees how to analyze a TEYL textbook, and provides practical training on how to use the Task-based Learning approach via a major lesson plan assignment.

20-hour TEYL Module Syllabus

Module 1: First Language Acquisition

In this chapter you will learn about First Language Acquisition theories, concepts like imitation and habit formation, and how they have influenced Second Language Learning. This chapter also talks about the development of inflections and the grammatical development of children.

Module 2: Behaviorism and First Language Acquisition

In this chapter you will read about Behaviourism and language learning mechanisms and theoretical approaches that explain First Language Acquisition.

Module 3: Language Learning versus Acquisition

In this chapter you will learn the difference between “’learning” a language and ‘acquiring’ a language and which one will be more appropriate to use with young learners. You will analyze two sample lesson plans and identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Module 4: Approaches to Language Learning

In this chapter you will revise the main approaches to language learning that you studied in the Ontesol’s TESOL certification courses, and how effective these methods could be with young learners. After a brief review of these approaches, you will be introduced to the difference between Communicative Language Learning and Task-based Learning and how they can be applied to young learners.

Module 5: Teaching Grammar to Young Learners

In this chapter you will be introduced to lesson development and ideas on how to teach grammar to kids. It will also introduce you to samples of topic-centered syllabi for Kindergarten and Primary school. You will analyze an ESL textbook for kids and identify the approaches and techniques used in the textbook. This knowledge will prepare you for designing your own course.

Module 6: Planning a TEYL Class

In this chapter, you will learn how to create lesson plans considering the different approaches seen in previous chapters. Step by step instructions including the main characteristics of the following lesson planning formats: PPP, TTT, TBL.

Module 7: Teaching Pronunciation to Young Learners

In this chapter you will review the basic concepts of phonology that you have studied in the Ontesol’s TESOL certification courses, including vowel and consonant sounds, word and sentences stress and intonation. The chapter includes lots of ideas for teaching pronunciation to kids, including rhymes, songs, and pronunciation games.

Module 8: Storytelling in the ESL Classroom

This chapter introduces you to the fascinating world of Storytelling and how to use it in the ESL classroom. You will learn different techniques and how to integrate the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation to the ESL classroom through Storytelling.

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