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

Online Training
6 Jul 2024 - 24 Aug 2024

Date Location Mode Fee
Online Training
100% Online PT £415

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. It will also be beneficial if you teach YL classes already but want to extend and enhance your skills and become a more effective YL teacher. 

To progress in a career in EFL, 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 course is entirely online so you can access the material and discussions whenever suits you. There are some optional live sessions to respond to recent world events and the fact that so many teachers are now teaching online. 

The course has 7 modules plus a final assignment: 

  • 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

Weekly tasks and the final assignment make up the portfolio of work that will be graded for your final certificate. 

This course fills up fast, so be sure to submit your application as soon as you can to ensure you secure your place.

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 learner teachers for many years. We first developed the IH CYLT course in the 2000s to support teachers in our network, and it has since become an industry standard. It has extra recognition as it is moderated by Cambridge Assessment English so your certificate will also include their logo. 


For those currently working in an International House school there is a staff discount making the fee £352.

There is a loyalty discount of 10% applicable if you have completed a course with IH OTTI in the last 12 months. 


For both business and individuals located in the UK we have to add 20% VAT. This means the fee £498 or £422.40 if you are IH staff.

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

Student testimonials

This course has helped me to sharpen my techniques in this brand-new field and also provided me with a long list of reference books/ websites for me to further my learning. I find it highly practical. - Wenjing Elsie Xu


I found the course content very update and well-organised. I acquired the needed and fundamental concepts on teaching young learners; from YL differences with adult learners to exclusive teaching strategies, class management, and effective methodology in teaching various skills. - Baqauddin Baqaa


As the whole course was created by very experienced teachers in the field, it really shows you how real life will be. It prepares you for the challenges ahead. - Joana Baptisa


It was 100% useful. The content was a fantastic balance between challenging and relevant. Once I completed the course, I was able to put into practice what I had learnt. - Tharwah Nolan 


I took this course with IH because it’s a renowned institution in the ELT field served by highly qualified and professional trainers.  The course’s excellent reputation spread beyond the institution’s walls as it’s listed as a requirement when applying to teaching positions advertised across the globe. - Siham Bouzourene



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.