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Who should take the program?

- Educators and Care-Takers from abroad enjoy learning about education for children in Canadian culture while improving their own English skills.

- Alternative to ESL: Students who seek a different approach to learning English than a typical ESL course may enjoy the challenge of learning some teaching technique themselves.

- Creative Students: ESL students interested in arts and culture may apply and improve their own creativity by learning Canadian arts & crafts appropriate for children.

- TKT Preparation Program: ESL Methodologies for children is an excellent complement for graduates of SGIC TKT Prep. to increase knowledge for teaching children. By contract, students whose English level falls below the entrance requirement for TKT Prep. course may benefit from this course which is an excellent building block to the higher intermediate level required for TKT.

Hello, I came to SGIC and take Intensive English and TYCP. Before I took TYCP class, I had never learned about children education. Everything I learned from this class was new to me. My teacher Paulette and my classmates were really nice and friendly, so I felt very comfortable during the class.


This class is something different from other class. We make some supplies and fun kits to entertain young children. And also we used to go to observation outside of school. We learn tips and lesson plans to grab young children’s attention. This class is family-like program. I love SGIC and TYCP class! 

- Hitomi 


Program Features 
Entrance Requirements
SGIC Admission Test 70%, or Completed Intermediate English level 5 at SGIC, or TOEIC 601, or TOEFL iBT 34, or IELTS 4.5 + (Oral Test Required)
1 Semesters (Semester takes 100hrs)
Class Size:
Average 12-14 Students (High Season 16 Students)
Starting Dates:
Please see school Calendar

Course Description (Toronto) 


- Understanding a child’s perspective and how to engage different learners when teaching English.

- Learning lots of games, songs, and craft ideas effective in the classroom. 

- Applying theories of childhood development to lesson planning and course development.

- Applying basic teaching techniques and positive discipline to children.

Observation Practicum Component

SGIC students have the opportunity to observe and assist a daycare centre in Canada for 2 days in the program (Toronto Campus). Students may plan and prepare activities for the children at the daycare placement, assist staff or simply observe the workings of a Canadian school, whatever will be within students’ abilities and comfort level.

What You Can Expect
Integrate activities for young learners into your lessons
Explore teaching methodology
Teach mock lessons
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