Trinity Certificate TESOL

About the course

The Trinity certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a preliminary qualification designed for candidates who have little or no experience of teaching English as a second or foreign language. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to take up your first post as an EFL or ESOL teacher, in the UK or abroad.

Course details

The cert TESOL course is delivered over 25 ‘days’, either 5 days a week on the intensive course, or 1 day a week on the part-time course.

Certificate TESOL Course Overview

Part Time

  • Minimum English Level: Fluency in English, Level 7 IELTS
  • Entry Qualifications: A Levels or other equivalent qualifications giving access to higher education
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Cost: £1500* (includes Trinity Moderation)
  • Course Length: October – May
  • Hours per week: 5.5 hours timetabled face-to-face sessions**, plus at least 4 hours of home study for teaching and assignment preparation***
  • Course hours: 9:30am – 5:00pm every Monday, except Bank Holidays and school holidays

Aims and objectives

By the end of the course candidates will have:

  • Knowledge of the main word systems, grammatical and sound features of contemporary English;
  • Awareness of the needs of learners;
  • Practical teaching experience including an understanding of the teaching techniques and an ability to evaluate the effectiveness as a teacher;
  • Ability to work effectively with and create their own materials;
  • Awareness of the means of identifying a TESOL post after training.

Course content

The Cert TESOL is designed around 5 units plus a holistic factor of professional awareness and development.

  • Teaching skills: 6 hours of teaching experience with real learners; a journal including trainees lesson plans and self and tutor evaluations; a journal covering reflections on observations of experienced teachers.
  • Language and awareness: Grammar and lexis, phonology, an assignment on English as a global language.
  • Learner profile: Preparing a linguistic profile and needs analysis of a learner; delivering a 1-1 lesson with the learner; preparing recommendations for the learner’s future development.
  • Materials assignment: Development of a piece of material for use in the classroom; interview with a Trinity moderator to discuss the rationale and evaluation of the material.
  • Unknown language: Journal of reflective comments on four hours of learning in an unknown language, at beginner level.

For a more comprehensive overview of the course, please contact us. To apply for a place on the course, please download and send in an application form.

Please also have a look at Trinity College website for more information about the Cert TESOL

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