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What makes young ESL and EFL learners successful in their foreign language studies?

This TEFL certificate course emphasizes using a learning-centered approach to promote successful foreign language acquisition in young learners in both non-immersion settings and in the mixed-language classroom.

Focus on:

  • age-related needs
  • cognitive development
  • motivation
This course also demonstrates the importance of balancing task demands with support as well as setting clear language goals to maximize success in the young learner classroom.


You will be engaged in lecture, readings, and discussions which highlight a learning-centered perspective to describe the development of spoken discourse, vocabulary and grammar, and literacy in young language learners.

Course Number: LING-40094
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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