Course Specification for Teaching Adolescents English

Teaching Adolescents English

Teens worldwide are preparing for brighter futures. The key to their success is being able to know and use the English language.

Help make a positive change to the new generation of English language learners around the globe!

Course Overview:

Teaching a classroom of teenagers requires the use of a combination of creativity, flexibility, and explicit structure. The dynamics within these classes are quite unique. Teachers will be faced with a group of students who may be shy or outgoing, motivated or lacking enthusiasm. These students are beginning to encounter more responsibility, while sometimes still being treated as children. It is important at this stage for the teacher to create a comfortable atmosphere where students can enjoy the language and make use of their creative abilities in self-expression. Adolescence is a tender age and the teacher will have a powerful impact on how these students view learning English.

Adolescents are becoming an increasingly large part of the teaching field, both in overseas classrooms and locally. Students overseas may want to prepare for post-secondary education, travel to an English-speaking country, or for an increase in their future employment skills. This course will encompass all of these needs and also provide information on how to understand adolescent students and create a classroom that will capture their interest.

Course Content:

  • Cultural differences of adolescent students
  • Understanding the social and biological factors that affect adolescents
  • Creating a motivating and supportive classroom
  • New methods and approaches to make use of creativity and self-expression
  • Utilizing multiple skills and learning styles
  • Conflict resolution and promoting a positive atmosphere in the classroom
  • Error correction
  • Evaluation tools
  • Resources

Course Requirements:

  • Answer 4 review questions
  • Create 8 lesson plans
  • Design and present 22 different activities for the classroom
  • Complete 11 comprehension questions