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Face to face and virtual
TEYLs professional
development opportunities


Networking possibilities with YL ELT professionals to share best global practices, action research and innovative ideas


Specialist advice on all aspects of TEYLs including child protection, classroom practice, assessment, materials and teacher training


Early Years, Primary and Secondary ELT professionals
worldwide for over 30 years!

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Latest Updates


Sharing Languages: Celebrating Children’s and Teenagers’ Multilingualism in ELT

The IATEFL Manchester YLTSIG PCE will explore children’s and teenagers’ multilingualism in ELT from sociolinguistic, cognitive and affective perspectives. The day-long event will unpack ways children and teenagers develop and manage their multiple languages, consider the benefits of multilingualism for ELT and identify classroom strategies to value children’s and teenagers’ linguistic repertoires. Please see the flyer for the superb line-up of speakers!

The PCE venue is Manchester Art Gallery, a short walk away from the main Manchester Central venue. For more information and to register, visit the IATEFL Manchester website

Opening the ‘YL’ Umbrella: Age-Appropriate Pedagogies in ELT

3-day event, 25 – 27 October 2019

The 2019 YLTSIG Web Conference takes place over three days: 25, 26, 27 October between 14.00 – 22.00 GMT each day. This year’s event features 9 world-class plenaries, 2 fascinating panel discussions, 1 interactive Q&A session and 15 highly creative talks focused on early years, primary, lower and upper secondary ELT! The web conference moves away from ‘YL’ as an umbrella term and showcases fresh pedagogies. See the digital programme for more information and register here

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Webinars for CPD

Watch two recent YLTSIG showcase webinars and share with your colleagues!

Vinicius Nobre,
Professional Development for the YL Teacher: Current Challenges and Opportunities

Katherine Bilsborough,
Writing Good Quality Primary Materials

Our YouTube channel has many newly uploaded recordings! These outstanding webinars include topics related to Early Years, Primary and Secondary ELT. Subscribe and look out for up coming YLTSIG webinars: https://www.youtube.com/iateflyltsig

Articles for CPD

Join YLTSIG to access archived editions of ‘TEYLT Worldwide’.
Here’s a sneak preview of three outstanding articles from previous editions:


‘Delta Module 2 with Young Learners: a contradiction in terms?’
by David Valente, TEYLT Worldwide Issue 2, 2018



‘Fun and Enjoyment: The same thing, right? Wrong’
by Diana England, TEYLT Worldwide, Issue 1, 2017


‘Intercultural Competence in Secondary ELT – 30 Years of Change’
by Kate Cory-Wright, Special Pearl Anniversary Edition, 2016