Taught course

Teaching English to Young Learners (online)

University of York · Department of Educational Studies

Entry requirements

Students will normally need: a good degree (UK 2.1 or above, USA grade point average 3.2 or above, China average degree score 80 or above); or a teacher training qualification from a recognised University/College; or formal evidence of teaching experience; and teaching experience of approximately 3 years. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

***Please note: this programme has been suspended for 2015/6 and 2016/7 entry to allow for further development***

This course is a professional development distance learning programme and is specially designed to cater for the needs of a range of professionals currently, or about to be, involved in aspects of teaching English to young learners, including children up to 16 years of age at pre-school, primary and secondary level.

The types of professional looking for such a distance programme will include teachers, heads, school managers, teacher trainers, advisors, writers and publishers. The programme involves attendance at two intensive introductory modules, either online, or face-to-face at a partner learning centre. An intensive module will take place at the beginning of each of the two years of study.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 322524