Become a great English teacher for 2-3 year old kids
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Everything that makes you a brilliant English teacher to teach toddlers as a second language
3.4 (23 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 8/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Know different approaches to teach English 2-3 year olds
  • Know what topics and activities to include.
  • Learn how to plan a lesson.
  • Know which games and songs suit better for this age group.
  • List out useful equipment for the Early English classes.
  • Know how to get kids attention and some other essential tips to teach toddlers.
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  • • All you need to have is at least intermediate level of English knowledge and desire to teach toddlers!

2016 UPDATE: Great news! From now on, upon completion of this course, you will receive a personalized signed certificate from our school!

Welcome to Early English course! Here we show you how to teach English to 2-3 year olds in a fun way. For English teachers, Early English is a very unique course which covers all the features to teach toddlers. This course helps you in not only choosing a topic and planning a lesson but making a list of useful resources and equipment. This course provides a step-by-step guide that makes classes more enjoyable for teachers as well as kids.

Our course covers following core stages:

  • Section 1- Theoretical background to teach toddlers.
  • Section 2- Lesson planning and structure.
  • Section 3- Learning through games and music approach.
  • Section 4- Role of videos in teaching kids.
  • Section 5- Useful resources and tips for teachers.

By the end of this program you will be perfect in not only teaching kids English but building their interest in learning English.

Early English offers 32 exciting lectures! That is really useful content and 90% of material is presented through high-quality videos so everyone can enjoy watching them.

Overall, this is the course for ESL teachers and all the parents who want to teach English to their 2-3 year olds by interesting and fun way. No matter if you are a creative English teacher or a caring mother, if you want to explore your teaching experience and have different eye on toddlers, this is the right course for you! We cannot wait to share our very useful teaching tips with you and if you really want to become a cool teacher, then click ENROLL to get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • The Early English course is best suited for ESL teachers who are experienced or fresher in teaching 2-3year old age group.
  • Parents who are interested to teach their kids English but don’t know where to start and how to start.
  • Our course is NOT for native English speakers and teachers. It’s for non-natives.
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
6 Lectures 11:52

This is a short intro about the practical value of the course and why you should join our team right now. Still have doubts? Then watch this video!

Preview 01:39

This lecture will tell you about the best age for learning, general characteristics of teaching toddlers and advantages of an “early start”.

Preview 01:42

In this lecture you'll get to know what “full immersion” is and why it is so popular today. You still don't know whether to use it or not? Watch this video and we'll tell you about all the positive results of this approach.

Preview 02:25

When you start teaching toddlers, 2 big questions strike you: how to teach and what to do?

This lesson is all about how to start and what moments to concentrate on when teaching 2-3-year-olds.

These tips will help you to make classes clear and interesting for kids.
Preview 02:16

This lecture covers the lexical material for lessons: you'll know what's the difference between background language and drilled practice, what topics are suitable for an Early English class.We'll also talk about the importance of setting goals and expected results.

What to teach and what results to expect

Small kids are natural sponges and they absorb everything they see and hear around. So if you want them to speak English and love the process of learning, don't miss the right moment!

Teaching young kids may seem a challenge, but in some time you'll see that it's not so difficult! Just set real goals and don't expect unbelievable results in short periods of time.

Let kids learn with their own pace and, the most important, relax, have fun and make the process of learning as enjoyable for both of you as you can!

Section 1: Wrap-up
Lesson plan and structure
8 Lectures 19:25

In this lecture we'll talk about lesson planning and the core stages of preparation for classes (setting learning objectives, planning learning activities, checking comprehension, reflection).

Intro to planning a lesson

This lesson is devoted to the main parts of every EE class: greeting and warm-up, reviewing what we've learned before, introducing and practicing new vocabulary, saying goodbye. Want to know what each part is about? Watch this video!

2.2 What each lesson consists of

The beginning of the lesson is really important - it creates the atmosphere for the whole class! In this video we'll tell you about activities, that'll grasp kids' attention from the very first minutes.

Greeting and warm-up

There's no use of learning without reviewing. In this lecture we'll introduce you great games on different topics (colours, numbers, animals, fruit).

Reviewing what we’ve learned before

Introducing new vocabulary is the most important part of the lesson. How to make toddlers remember new words? Grasp their attention! In this video we'll show you different ways of making kids interested and excited about this part of the lesson.

Introducing new vocabulary

This lecture is about practicing new words. You'll learn different ways of drilling new vocabulary: memory games, songs, chants. Choose what you like or mix them all!

Practicing new vocabulary

In this video you'll see we will tell you why it is important to have a goodbye routine repeated every lesson, what it consists of and how to mak this ritual enjoyable for kids.

Saying Goodbye

Lesson plans are essential for any stage of learning and an Early English lesson is not an exception.

They help us to map the time effectively and keep an eye on the progress.

But it doesn't mean that we should write a strict plan for every lesson and follow all the stages.

It's just our helper, our “cheat sheet” not to be confused during the lesson. However, if you see that kids need more time for certain activities or, on the contrary, manage to do everything faster than you expected, feel free to adjust your lesson to your kids' pace!

Of course, following the same lesson strategy is much more effective, but it's also up to you to change the order if you want.

Don't forget, that teaching is art and try to make your every lesson a real masterpiece.

Section 2: Wrap-up
Learning through music and videos
6 Lectures 11:38

This lecture covers learning using songs and videos. We will tell you why this approach works best and list all it's advantages.

Why learning through music is effective

This lecture is devoted to 2 questions: WHEN and HOW to use music at the lesson. We'll give you some tips on how to make songs useful and easy to learn.

When and how to use songs and nursery rhymes

In this video you'll find out how to choose appropriate music for the lesson and what the best songs for classes are. Here we also give you the list of the best YouTube channels with nurery rhymes that toddlers like most of all.

The best nursery rhymes on different topics

What is an action song? It's a song on any topic with easy-to-learn words and energetic movements. In this video we'll tell you about our favourites, which you can find in the internet in different versions.

Action songs

This lecture is devoted to home learning and, especially, listening. You'll learn about it's active and passive forms and different ways of home listening: lullabies, warm-ups, bookds with audio, cartoons, fairytales.

Listening lullabies, warm-ups, nursery rhymes, stories at home

As you can see, there are many activities which you can try with your young learners using songs. They can be used with some specific teaching points or just for fun as motivation for kids.

Songs have a catchy melody and a strong rhythm, that's why kids learn them easily. They allow language to be trained in a natural context, using both words and structures.

Various nursery rhymes not only build confidence of young learners and unite them at the lesson, but also help to develop concentration and memory.

For teachers music is a great way to introduce new vocabulary, revise it, learn some useful language structures and just to relax a bit.

Sing, chant, dance and learn English at the same time!
Section 3: Wrap-up
Learning through games
6 Lectures 13:27

Game is the best way of learning. Do you know why? In this video we'll tell you about all the advantages of teaching through games!

Games as the main method of teaching

This lecture will tell you about the most effective memory games to learn and drill new vocabulary with young learners. We'll talk about “magic bag”, “what's missing”, “show me”, “count to 10” and some other good games.

Memory games and a magic bag

What is TPR? What vocabulary do we need to play total physical response games? What games can we use at the lesson?The answers to these questions you'll find in our lecture!

Total physical response games

In this lesson we'll tell you about effectiveness of using handpuppets, the right time to use them in the classroom and we'll give you some tips of a good puppeteer.

Preview 02:49

There's no success without practice, that's why learning at home is so important! In this video we'll show you how to use games at home and which ones are the most suitable for home learning.

English games at home

Game is the main teaching method for young learners. It's motivating and challenging, it provides language practice, creates context for using new language and encourages kids to communicate with each other.

When kids are playing, they don't realize that they learn, they just have a great time!

You can use our ideas or create games yourself: don't be afraid to use your fantasy! Any game will be a great fun with an inspired teacher, so show kids that you are 100% involved, and they'll love all the activities of the lesson.
Section 4: Wrap-up
Tips for teachers
5 Lectures 09:41
Routine and repetition - the key to success

It's not so easy to grab toddlers' attention and it's even harder to hold it! In this video we'll show you some useful methods of making kids interested.

How to grab and hold kids’ attention

One of the main principles of learning toddlers is that teachers and parents should work as a team, only in this case they'll succeed.In this video we'll tell you about parent's role at the lesson and at home, what should a caring parent do and how to behave.

Parents’ role at the lesson and at home

In this lecture you'll see what equipment will be a great help for Early English lessons. We'll talk about using balls, cubes, soft toys, hand puppets, flashcards, plastic objects and some other useful stuff.

Useful equipment for classes

In this course, we've given you some recommendations and tips that we've successfully tried out in our school.

I hope that you'll find it useful for helping you become your kids' first favorite English teacher!

Don't forget that all the activities you do with children — songs, lullabies, chants, board or active games — are their first steps towards the world of English!

And what feelings and emotions a kid will associate with the language as they go further in life depends on the teachers and parents!

So don't try to organize academic learning; let the kids have fun, and they'll learn with pleasure.

Be the best, and your learners will be eager to be like you!
Section 5: Wrap-up
About the Instructor
Nadezhda Mertvishcheva
3.5 Average rating
52 Reviews
1,369 Students
2 Courses
English Teacher at Udemy

Hello Everyone,

     About 5 years ago, I took the IELTS and passed it with band of over 8.5. As a passionate English teacher, and an individual who is bent on seeing other students succeed as I did, I have been actively involved with grooming them for the IELTS since then. In 2014, I began publishing books and developing video courses on different aspects of the IELTS preparation. I also give tutorials every day, in addition to working really hard with one basic goal in mind, which is to help you succeed in the IELTS. With that in mind, I hope your enjoy my video lectures. 

Katherine Sholokhova
3.7 Average rating
23 Reviews
833 Students
1 Course


I am a passionate ESL teacher in Linguaman kids School, Russia. I work with little kids and help them love English at a very early age. For over a year I have been teaching English to kids in China which I really enjoyed. This outstanding experience encouraged me to create a unique program Early English on teaching English to 2-3 years olds which we actively use in our language school. And the results are great! Kids not only start to understand and speak English at this age, but they even have better results in other school subjects later! So, for this reason, I am very excited to present this one-of-a-kind course to you. It will definitely help you become a great English teacher to your 2-3 year olds!