Capital College

Learning English with Children

Learning English with Children (LEC)

The Learning English with Children Diploma Program (80 hours) serves as a foundation for students who are registering in the Montessori Early Childhood (3 – 6) Teacher Education Program (Montessori) and Early Childhood Education Program (ECE). The students will be supported as they explore a variety of developmentally appropriate strategies for assisting children in language development. Each session will consist of a theory and a practical component, and students are expected to demonstrate the learning outcomes successfully in order to complete program requirements.

  • Academic: 80 hours

“This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training”.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing all the requirements for graduation students will receive:

At the end of this program you will have knowledge of the principles of acquiring language with a variety of the developmentally appropriate strategies to assist children in language development that are essential when working with children.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduate, 19 Years Old
  • ESL level 4 or successfully passed the Capital College in-house English test
  • Interview with the Director of Student Affairs

Required documents

  • Diploma and transcript in English for High School or Junior College graduate
  • Written Interview
  • Two recent 1” x 1” photos
  • Photocopy of ID: Personal ID (Local Students)/ Student Visa or Study Permit and Passport (International Students)

Couse Outline

  • LEC 01 - 6 hours
  • LEC 02 - 21 hours
    Music & Movement
  • LEC 03 - 18 hours
    Children’s Literature
  • LEC 04 - 15 hours
    Circle Time
  • LEC 05 - 15 hours
    Language Games
  • LEC 06 - 5 hours

Program Highlights

  • Eligible to apply for Montessori program and/or ECE program at Capital College
  • Understand the meaning of being an Early Childhood Educator.


Improving English by:

  • Learning proper nouns in the field of Early Childhood Education
  • Understand the theory of how and why young children learn language.
  • Development of speaking and listening skills.
  • Development of writing and reading skills.


Teaching Strategies:

  • Communication in the classroom.
  • Introduction to curriculum development.
  • Storytelling skills & development of resources for storytelling.
  • Facilitating groups and developing circle times.
  • Introduction to Montessori Language materials.
  • Finding & Developing Teaching Resources:
  • Introduction to children’s books and stories
  • Music & Movement – learning children’s songs and rhymes.
  • This program will provide fundamental aid to early childhood educators
  • working in after-school programs, learning centres and parents who wish to get a head start on their children’s language development.