100% Online PT IH Online Course in Teaching YLs & Teens course at IH OTTI

Online Training
10 Sep 2022 - 29 Oct 2022

Date Location Mode Fee
Online Training
100% Online PT £375

About the teacher training centre

Do you want an online professional development course, no matter where you are in the world?

The IH Online Teacher Training Institute (OTTI) is the teacher training wing of International House World Organisation. We provide online professional development courses for EFL teachers around the world. We have courses for every stage of a teacher’s career, from soon after your initial qualification to DELTA level and management courses. 

Learning online gives you the flexibility to set your own study hours and save money on travel and accommodation.

On our courses you can ‘attend’ whenever (and wherever!) is convenient for you. You don't usually have to attend a live chat or webinar at a specific time, although sometimes there are live "meetups" so you have the chance to chat with your tutor and other classmates. 

To help you there is ongoing support from your tutors in online forums and through individual feedback - and you'll probably find your other course participants are really helpful as well. You are definitely not studying alone, and this tutor and peer support is what our trainees say they like most about our courses. 

What is the IH Online Course in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers? 

If you are new to teaching YL classes and are finding that the guidelines you were given in your initial training don’t seem to apply to younger learners as they do to adults, this course is for you.  

If you want to progress in your career, you will probably have to teach young learners at some point. You might even love this age group and want to specialise. This course will give you the key skills to help you excel in teaching Young Learners and Teenagers and get valuable practical ideas.

Our new course is entirely online so you can access the material and discussions whenever suits you. 

The content is: 

  • An introduction to YLs and how they learn
  • Classroom Management
  • Materials/Practising language/Correction techniques
  • Clarification of new language
  • Speaking & Listening
  • Reading & Writing
  • Focus on the Learner
  • Final Assignment

The course lasts 8 weeks. Weekly tasks and a final assignment makes up the portfolio of work that will be graded for your final certificate. 

Full Course Information

The IH Online CYLT  with IH OTTI 

Why take this course with us? Simple - we are the only training centre to offer it! 

International House has been at the forefront of developing innovative courses for young learners teachers for many years. We first developed the IH CYLT course in the 2000s, and it has since become an industry standard. 


Good news! If you work in an International House school you will receive a discount, reducing the fee to just £300.


Unfortunately, for both business and individuals located in the UK we have to add 20% VAT. This means you will pay £450, or £360 if you are IH staff.

If you are not based in the UK, you won't be charged this. 


Tutors at this training centre

Shaun Wilden

Shaun Wilden is the online course manager for the IH Online Teacher Training Institute. He will be your first port of call when booking an OTTI course. He has been in the ELT industry for more than 30 years, but these days is more of an education technologist, holding an MA in technology and education. He heads up our fantastic team of experienced OTTI tutors based around the world. Read more about them below.

Katja Preston

Katja Preston is the IH Online Teacher Training Institute Coordinator and handles the administrative side of the centre. She has been in ELT for nearly two decades and has lived on every continent (apart from Antarctica!) and worked in a very broad range of schools. Her experience includes one-to-one specialist English classes with adults in Chile, mixed level groups of 35 Korean primary school students, residential summer camps with Thai teenagers, and teacher training with minimal resources in rural Tanzania.