Course Description

Unlocking the World of TEFL for Young Learners: The endorsed Level-Five Certificate

In today's globalised world, the demand for English language proficiency continues to rise, making it essential for educators to possess specialised skills in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), particularly to young learners. Recognizing this need, Britishey Training Centre offers the endorsed Level-Five Certificate in TEFL for Young Learners, a comprehensive program designed to equip educators with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively teach English to children.

Course Content Overview:

The program encompasses a wide range of modules, each meticulously crafted to provide participants with a holistic understanding of teaching English to young learners. From understanding the importance of teaching English to young learners and the characteristics of this demographic to developing lesson plans, teaching language skills, and managing the classroom effectively, the course covers every aspect essential for success in TEFL for young learners.

Module 1: Introduction to Teaching Young Learners This module sets the foundation by highlighting the significance of teaching English to young learners, exploring their unique characteristics, and delineating the role of the teacher in creating a conducive learning environment.

Module 2: Language Development and Acquisition Participants delve into the theories of language acquisition, including first and second language acquisition, and understand the critical period for language learning. They also explore the role of the native language and affective factors in language acquisition.

Module 3: Developing Lesson Plans for Young Learners In this module, participants learn to set objectives, design engaging activities, select appropriate resources, and integrate technology to create effective lesson plans tailored to the needs of young learners.

Module 4: Teaching the Four Language Skills From teaching listening and speaking skills to nurturing reading and writing abilities, participants gain valuable insights into promoting language development in young learners.

Module 5: Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar This module focuses on effective strategies for teaching vocabulary and grammar, encouraging active language use, and providing feedback to track progress.

Module 6: Classroom Management Techniques Participants explore techniques for establishing classroom rules and routines, creating a positive learning environment, and adapting teaching methods to individual learner needs.

Module 7: Assessment and Evaluation Participants learn how to assess young learners using formative and summative assessment techniques, develop assessment rubrics, and provide constructive feedback to support learning.

Module 8: Communicating with Parents and Caregivers Emphasizing the importance of building positive relationships with parents and caregivers, this module discusses effective communication strategies and involving parents in the learning process.

Module 9: Continuous Professional Development Participants are encouraged to engage in continuous professional development, reflecting on their teaching practices, staying updated with new methodologies, and building a network of teaching professionals for support and inspiration.


Britishey Training Centre's endorsed Level-Five Certificate in TEFL for Young Learners offers a comprehensive and immersive learning experience, equipping educators with the specialised skills and strategies needed to excel in teaching English to young learners. By enrolling in this program, participants embark on a transformative journey that not only enhances their teaching abilities but also opens up exciting career opportunities in the field of English language education.

What will I learn?

  • Understand the unique needs and characteristics of young language learners.
  • Develop age-appropriate lesson plans and activities tailored to young learners.
  • Implement effective classroom management strategies for young learners.
  • Utilise engaging teaching techniques to foster language acquisition in young learners.
  • Incorporate games, songs, and storytelling into language lessons for young learners.
  • Adapt teaching materials and resources to suit the learning styles of young learners.
  • Cultivate a supportive and inclusive learning environment for young language learners.
  • Enhance assessment methods suitable for evaluating young learners' language proficiency.


  • minimum age: 18 although some course providers specify 20 or 21.
  • educational background and qualifications: enough to allow trainees to enter higher education in their own countries.
  • excellent competence in spoken and written English. Speakers of English as a second or additional language should have a minimum overall ability at B2 (CEFR).
  • demonstrate an ability to learn how to explain the relevant features of English to young learners and teach these in a communicative context.
  • willingness to work cooperatively as a member of the training group and respond constructively to feedback on personal performance.
  • An initial teacher education qualification, eg a CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL, Certificate in TEFL, or local state sector qualification, and ideally a minimum of 6 months teaching experience, some of which should be in a young learner context.
  • OR Teaching experience (preferably least one year), some of which should ideally be in a young learner context.

Frequently-asked Questions

The course is a minimum of 120 hours of study and can be taken on a full-time basis over a longer period, usually anything between t four weeks and four months. The course hours include the time you need for research, assignments, lesson plans and teaching practice.


All course participants should have at least an initial teaching qualification or substantial experience teaching young learners.

Britishey requires that all trainees be at least 18 years old. Britishey does not stipulate an upper age limit for the course.

English does not have to be your first language, but you must be able to demonstrate a high level of English language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, whether it is a first, second or additional language for you.

You will have to produce four written assignments during the course. You will also have to complete a minimum of four hours teaching practice. All the above will have to be completed to the recognised standard and you will be given lots of professional guidance and support to help you achieve the necessary level

Once you finish all four assignments and four hours of teaching practice, the centre will ask you to submit the certificate fees which is part of the course fees announced on this website.

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Classroom Management
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Developing Listening for Younger Learners
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Developing Listening for Older Learners
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Developing Reading for Younger Learners
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Developing Reading for Older Learners
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Developing Speaking
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Developing Writing for Younger Learners
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Developing Writing for Older Learners
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Resources for Learning
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Project Work
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Language & Skills for Project Work
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Lesson Planning
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Teachers' Roles
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Managing Your Learning & Teaching Space
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Anticipating Problems
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Staging Lessons
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Pronunciation: Vowels
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Teaching Phonics
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Controlled Vs. Freer Practice Section
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Presenting Language
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Content & Language Integrated Learning
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Total Physical Response
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Shady Abuyusuf

Lead Teacher Trainer

In my professional journey, I've had the privilege of founding and leading Britishey Training Centre as its CEO, named Shady. My involvement in English Language Teaching began humbly in 2001, right after graduating from Damietta University. Since then, I've remained dedicated to learning and growth in this field.Expanding my horizons, I pursued a Foundation Certificate in Translation from the American University of Cairo in 2010, which laid the groundwork for my commitment to excellence in language studies. Subsequently, I furthered my expertise with a Diploma in English Language Teaching for Adults, the prestigious Cambridge DELTA, through English Language Assessment, which is part of Cambridge University.Fuelled by a genuine passion for empowering educators, I engaged in rigorous Teacher Educator Training with the esteemed TESOL International Association in 2015. This led me to a transformative journey in Barcelona, Spain, where I received training on how to become a CertTESOL tutor.In 2016, I took a significant step forward by establishing a CELTA center at Future University in Egypt, aiming to elevate the standard of ELT training. Concurrently, I refined my skills as a CELTA tutor through Cambridge University's trainer-in-training program.My pursuit of mastery also led me to obtain a certificate of proficiency in Received Pronunciation from the renowned dialect coach, Paul Meier, in 2016. This milestone reinforced my dedication to fostering linguistic excellence.Attaining the status of a certified CELTA tutor from Cambridge Assessment English in 2017 solidified my reputation as a proficient ELT educator. This dedication to academic excellence culminated in my graduation from the University of Leicester's MA in TESOL & Applied Linguistics program in 2018, underscoring my unwavering commitment to scholarly pursuits.The year 2022 marked a pivotal milestone as Britishey Training Centre received accreditation as a course-validated provider by Trinity College London, opening doors for me to serve as an assessor for the Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT).In 2023, I achieved a significant milestone by establishing Britishey Training Centre as a distinguished CELTA and CertTESOL center, offering top-notch training both online and at our premier facilities in Cairo and Damietta, Egypt. Furthermore, I spearheaded the establishment of Britishey Training Centre as the first international TQUK center in Africa and the Middle East, pioneering a new era of educational excellence.Throughout my career, I've had the honour of imparting knowledge and expertise through a diverse array of seminars for educators across the globe. From the United Arab Emirates to South Africa, and from France to Egypt, my journey underscores the profound impact of education in shaping lives and futures.

Ismail Noeman


Ismail Gamal Ismail Noaman is an accomplished educator and teacher trainer with a wealth of experience in English language education. Born and raised in Egypt, he has dedicated his career to advancing English language learning and teaching methodologies both in academic settings and through professional training courses.Ismail's journey in the field of education began with his Bachelor's degree in English Language Education and Literature from the Faculty of Education in Damietta, Egypt, which he completed in September 2009. Building upon this foundation, he pursued further qualifications and certifications to enhance his teaching skills. In January 2015, he achieved the prestigious Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) with a Pass A grade, demonstrating his commitment to excellence in language teaching.Continuing his professional development, Ismail embarked on a series of advanced training programs, including the Cambridge DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Modules One and Two in 2018 and 2019 respectively. These certifications further solidified his expertise in language teaching methodologies and assessment practices.With a passion for teacher training and development, Ismail has played key roles in various educational institutions and training centers. He has served as a tutor and assessor for Cambridge Assessment English courses, including the CELTA and CertPT programs. His responsibilities have encompassed delivering input sessions, assessing teaching practice, evaluating assignments, and providing comprehensive feedback to candidates.Throughout his career, Ismail has held teaching positions in prestigious institutions such as the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, the Future University in Egypt, and the British University in Egypt, where he taught a range of English language courses and coordinated exam preparation classes.Notably, Ismail has made significant contributions to the field of teacher training through his extensive experience as an assistant course tutor for various TEFL and TESOL courses offered by the London Teacher Training College and Cambridge Assessment English. His role involved conducting input sessions, facilitating teaching practice, and mentoring both graduate and in-service teachers to enhance their pedagogical skills.Ismail's dedication to English language education extends beyond the classroom as he actively engages in curriculum development, materials adaptation, and ongoing evaluation of language courses to meet the evolving needs of students and stakeholders.His expertise, professionalism, and commitment to excellence have earned him recognition as a leading educator and trainer in the field of English language teaching in Egypt. Ismail Noaman continues to inspire and empower educators to excel in their profession and make a positive impact on English language learning worldwide.

Amanda Gamble

CELTA Tutor & Assessor / TEFL Tutor

Amanda Gamble is a dedicated educator and teacher trainer with extensive experience in language education and professional development. Born on September 20th, 1971, Amanda has dedicated her career to enhancing language teaching methodologies and supporting educators worldwide.Amanda's academic journey began with a Bachelor of Arts with Education (QTS) from the University of Durham, where she graduated with a Class 2.1 degree. Building upon this foundation, she pursued further qualifications, including a Diploma in TESOL from Language 2 Associates, UK, where she achieved a Grade A.Continuing her professional development, Amanda obtained a Master's in Professional Development in Language Education from International House, London, where she graduated with Distinction. Her master's program included modules in Materials Development for Language Teaching and Trainer Development, both of which she excelled in with Grade A. Her dissertation focused on the impact of a self-assessment tool on Egyptian teachers' ability to reflect on their practice, earning her another Grade A.Amanda's commitment to education and training is evident in her extensive list of qualifications and certifications. She holds diplomas and certificates from prestigious institutions such as International House in London, Istanbul, and Wroclaw, as well as certifications from University of Cambridge and Trinity College London.Throughout her career, Amanda has held various teaching and training positions across different countries. She has worked as a teacher trainer, teacher mentor, director of studies, and teacher trainer manager in institutions such as the British Council in Cairo, International House in Izmir and Istanbul, and The English Academy in Dublin, among others.Amanda's expertise extends beyond teaching and training to include materials development, proofreading, and materials reviewing. She has contributed to projects such as the 'English Together' initiative by the British Council, Ministry of National Education, and Sabanci Foundation in Turkey, where she supported teachers to be facilitators of Professional Development Communities.Amanda's dedication to language education and teacher development is further demonstrated through her involvement in short teacher training courses, proofreading projects, materials reviewing, materials writing, and articles on methodology for teachers.With her wealth of experience, Amanda continues to make significant contributions to the field of language education and teacher training, inspiring educators and empowering them to excel in their profession.

Wessam Elsaied

Wessam Elsaied Mohammed Sayed Ahmed is a highly qualified professional with a wealth of experience in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and teacher training. Born on December 19, 1978, in Egypt, Wessam has dedicated her career to enhancing English language education through her expertise and dedication.Education: Wessam holds a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Cairo, which she completed in 2015. Additionally, she earned the prestigious Cambridge CELTA certificate from Future University in January 2021. Her commitment to professional development is evident in her completion of various certifications, including the National Professional Standards for Teachers and English Language Curriculum Standards from SEC Qatar, as well as the Introduction for Teaching English (ITE) certificate from The American University in Cairo.Work History: Throughout her career, Wessam has held key positions in both academic institutions and educational organizations. From 2010 to 2019, she served as an EFL and EAP (English for Academic Purposes) teacher and senior teacher at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar. Her responsibilities included teaching English and EAP courses, preparing course material, and training newly hired teachers.Wessam's teaching experience extends to international language centers, where she worked as an EFL senior instructor and coordinator. During her tenure, she taught English at all levels, including TOEFL and IELTS preparation courses, and facilitated ESP (English for Special Purposes) programs.In addition to her teaching roles, Wessam has contributed to the field of education as a certified language instructor at the American Academy for Language and Computer and AMIDEAST. She also served as a media translation instructor at Tanta University, where she taught Media Translation and contributed to course material development.Computer and Language Skills: Wessam possesses strong computer skills and is proficient in basic computer operations. She is fluent in Arabic, her mother tongue, and has excellent proficiency in English, including speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Additionally, she has fair proficiency in French.Wessam Elsaied Mohammed Sayed Ahmed is a seasoned educator with a passion for empowering students and teachers alike through quality English language education and professional development initiatives. Her extensive experience, combined with her dedication to continuous learning, makes her a valuable asset to any educational institution or corporation.

Sami Mahmoud

Sami Mahmoud, a seasoned educator from Faraskur, Damietta, Egypt, is a shining example of dedication and passion in the field of language teaching. With a diverse skill set, multilingual abilities, and a commitment to professional development, Sami has made significant contributions to the realm of English language education.In his professional journey, Sami has demonstrated proficiency in various areas, including Microsoft Office, time management, mind mapping, problem-solving, and advanced search techniques. These skills, combined with his fluency in Arabic, English, and Spanish, have enabled him to effectively communicate with students and colleagues alike, fostering an inclusive and engaging learning environment.Throughout his career, Sami has held pivotal roles in educational institutions, starting as an ESL Instructor at The Arab Dream Academy for Human Development and Consulting from July 2017 to December 2018. During this time, he honed his teaching skills and left a positive impact on his students through his patient and easygoing demeanor.Continuing his journey, Sami joined Britishey Training Center in January 2021 as an ESL Instructor, where he further refined his instructional techniques and contributed to the success of his students. His dedication to professional growth led him to his current role as an Assistant Course Tutor at Britishey Training Center since January 2022, where he plays a vital role in supporting course delivery and facilitating student learning.Sami's educational background is equally impressive, holding a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the Faculty of Languages and Translations at Al-Azhar University, earned from 2011 to 2017. Additionally, he obtained a General Education Diploma from the Faculty of Education at Damietta University in 2019-2020.Driven by his passion for teaching and commitment to excellence, Sami has pursued various professional development opportunities to enhance his skills. He has completed courses and certifications in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Modules 1, 2, and 3, Language for Teaching, Train the Trainer, and How to Teach IELTS. Additionally, he has actively participated in numerous webinars conducted by Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge University Press, focusing on inclusive language teaching and assessment strategies.Sami Mahmoud's journey in language teaching exemplifies dedication, passion, and a commitment to lifelong learning. With his strong background in language education, diverse skill set, and continuous pursuit of professional development, he continues to make a positive impact in the field of English language teaching, inspiring both students and educators alike.

Eshrak Hedar

Eshrak Ashraf Mohamed Hedar, was born in Damietta, Egypt, is a dedicated educator and English language enthusiast. She embarked on her journey in the field of education after graduating from the Faculty of Education, English Department, at Damietta University.Eshrak's passion for teaching English led her to pursue various professional development courses, including TEFL Adult, TEFL YL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Young Learners), a Diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and a Certificate in Teacher Training. These certifications equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of teaching methodologies and language acquisition principles.Eshrak's commitment to excellence and her proficiency in English instruction caught the attention of Britishey, a renowned institution dedicated to English language teaching and training. In her role as an English instructor and assistant course tutor on the TEFL course at Britishey, Eshrak has demonstrated exceptional teaching skills and a keen ability to support aspiring educators in their professional development journey.With her strong educational background, extensive training, and hands-on experience, Eshrak plays a pivotal role in guiding TEFL course participants through the intricacies of English language teaching. Her dedication to fostering an engaging and supportive learning environment has earned her admiration from both students and colleagues alike.Outside of her professional pursuits, Eshrak is known for her enthusiasm for exploring diverse cultures and languages. She believes in the power of education to transform lives and is deeply committed to empowering others through language learning.Her unwavering dedication to excellence in English language instruction continues to inspire and impact the lives of students and educators alike.


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