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This 10 day course (a 5 day course is also available) will enable educational practitioners to improve their skills of teaching, supporting, and motivating very young learners of English. It aims to provide fun and practical ideas in a professional environment where all those taking part can share their best practice and ideas. At the beginning of the week, a young learner curriculum will be developed and throughout the week participants will consider how activities can be used to meet this curriculum.

Participants are expected to take a full and active part in all aspects of the course content in order to maximise the teaching and learning opportunities on offer. A wide range of ideas will be explored, creating a forum for experienced classroom practitioners to share and discuss teaching at this important time in a child’s educational development

The daily programme : From 08.30 to 13.30 

Aimed at Teachers of English to very young learners (age 3-6) at preschool or early primary level. Broad topics include:

  • Pedagogy
  • Story Telling
  • Offsite Training Day
  • Songs, Games, Crafts & What Else?
  • Reflection of Week 1 and Presentation Task
  • Visual Clues and Topics
  • Planning Your Own Great Lessons
  • offsite Training Day
  • Classroom Management - Establishing Routines
  • Summing Up & Dissemination Day

To view the full course programme please contact our student advisor and request our "Alpha School Teacher and Staff Training Course" brochure.

Number of Training Days: 10
Class Size: Maximum 12
Minimum Language level: B1
Suitable for: Teachers (VYL - pre-school / early primary)
COURSE prices 5-Day course 10-Day Course
Teacher Training course prices €400 €800
Registration fee (All courses require a one-off €100 registration fee per trainee and includes: Course resources • WiFi on school premises • Europass Mobility Certificate • Alpha School CEFR Certificate of Attendance • offsite activity  €100 €100
Total Programme fee €500 €900
Cultural excursion programme (Optional) €125 €250

Exciting and something new


I really liked the classes with Bill and Mary. We had many opportunities to speak freely, and we also learnt about some Maltese history. On some days, we went outdoors for our lessons, and I thought that it was great that we could go out of the classroom. It was exciting and something new for most of us. Lastly, I would like to give a special thanks to Mary because she was wonderful!

Daniela Kosalin (Slovenia) Teaching English to young learners (October 2016)

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All courses require a one-off €100 registration fee per trainee and include: Course resources • WiFi on school premises • Europass Mobility Certificate • Alpha School CEFR Certificate of Attendance • One offsite training day per week (including entrance ticket to one attraction. This extra fee will be added to your final invoice.

European Commission Organisation ID: E10166514

Please note we require a minimum of 6 participants to hold any course. Please check with us first that we have the minimum number of participants for your desired dates. We can also hold any of our Teacher Training courses on request outside of the dates in our published calendar for closed groups. To discuss your training needs please contact our Academic Director Mary Abela

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