Course Description

This is a 10 module course consisting of input, reading, research and portfolio tasks. 10 sessions cover the following areas:

  • What are VYL
  • The VYL teacher
  • Managing the classroom
  • Coursebooks and materials
  • Materials development
  • Lesson planning
  • Story telling
  • Games
  • Music and chants
  • Literacy

For more information about the modules, you can read the session overviews here
IH VYL – Overview of Sessions [PDF, 45 kB]

Structure and Assessment

Each of the 10 sessions are run face to face at Akcent International House Prague by qualified tutors. There is no teaching practice element, however, the course provides opportunities for course participants to implement, experiment with and reflect on acquired knowledge from the input sessions via portfolio tasks which follow each session. Tasks are often classroom based and can be done with your own VYL class or by observing another teacher.

Assessment is based on an end of course portfolio. The portfolio is made up of a minimum of 8 tasks completed over the duration of the course and a final reflective essay of 1000 words.

Candidate portfolios are assessed by the IH World Assessment Unit at the end of the course. The grading of the course is Pass or Fail.