Training & Development
Young Learners Training
Teaching Young Learners (YLs) is an essential part of life at ILA, but many teachers feel nervous teaching in a YL classroom. To give our teachers the skills and confidence they require, ILA gives all new teachers a 1-week training course specifically tailored to teaching young learners. Based on the now phased out CELT-YL, our training course delivers practical and useful advice to ensure our teachers are confident and successful in the classroom.
This course is provided for free by ILA, and teachers are paid a supplement after successfully completing it and starting a full-time contract.
Workshops are offered each month and cover a broad range of topics relevant to ESL teaching, encompassing Classroom Management, teaching methodology, practical activities and new theories in ESL. Teachers can also suggest workshop topics on areas they feel would be useful to them. Each centre runs at least 2 workshops a month. Teachers can visit workshops at any centre, that means teachers have at least 40 workshops per month to choose from!
Many members of our Academic Management team were previously ILA teachers and have received support and training to take on new roles following overwhelming success in their previous positions. With gained experience, teachers can apply for Senior Teacher roles, positions in our Product Development team, Marketing team, HR or Teacher Training. The possibilities are endless.