Whether you are completely new to teaching language English or a qualified teacher looking to update your skills, we have a course for you. Whichever course you choose, you will be supported every step of the way by our dedicated team of in-service teachers and trainers.
Whilst a quick search on Google will bring up many established course providers, few provide such a comprehensive and truly interactive package.
The certificate course offers great value for money and provides the foundation to open doors to work opportunities in private language schools and academies around the world.
There are 17 interactive units with over 60 audio files and 190 interactive tasks. At the end of each unit you will take an End of Unit Test which will allow you to assess your understanding of the module. On passing the test you are given access to following units and finally the certificate. Employers who accept online certificates require candidates to have completed 120 hours, which this course provides.
This course is accredited by The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). It is a level 5 qualification which is widely recognised and well regarded by employers such as the British Council and English language teaching professionals in the UK and abroad.
The course combines theory and the practice of contemporary English language teaching.
Along with the CELTA, the Trinity CertTESOL course is considered the gold standard in TEFL certification. This is because it includes 6 hours of assessed teaching practice with feedback from qualified teachers in addition to taught input sessions and guided observations.
Successful completion confers TEFL initiated status (TEFL-I) to the trainee and is a prerequisite to achieving the level 7 TEFL qualified status (TEFL Q). For more information on TEFL qualifications visit: https://www.englishuk.com
“TEFL” is the acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, in effect English language instruction for non-native speakers. It is also known as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English Language Teaching (ELT), and teaching ESL (English as a Second Language).
TEFL/TESOL is one of the fastest-growing educational sectors worldwide, offering excellent opportunities for teaching English abroad to both native and fluent English speakers who earn their TEFL/TESOL certification.
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL are terms that are often used for the same purpose. TESOL usually applies to teaching English language learners who are residing in English-speaking countries – but not always. When applying for jobs employers will consider your qualification the same, whether TESOL or TEFL.
Absolutely! Although the mode of lesson delivery may be computer-mediated, the basic (and not so basic) principles of teaching practice still apply. There is no mention of the mode of delivery on the course certificate.
As mentioned elsewhere, this course is an OFQUAL Level 5 qualification, and includes 130 hours of input from qualified teacher trainers comprising, 6 hours of teaching practice and feedback, preparation workshops, lectures and tutorials. You will receive personalised and focused support throughout the course to help you develop the teaching competencies required in the classroom.
This level of input and support along with the internationally recognised certificate is what sets the Trinity CertTESOL apart from taster courses, two-day intensives and other short-term or self-study courses.
All CertTESOL trainees should be over 18 years of age and have qualifications that would gain them entrance to University (or actual University qualifications). Please note that a university degree is not a pre-requisite to entry on to the course though some employers may expect prospective employees to have one. Your suitability for the course will be assessed through application and interview tasks.
The Trinity CertTESOL is hard work! You should be prepared to dedicate at least 15 hours a week to your studies. But like all things that are worth doing, all your hard work will pay off in the long-term. Remember, this is an OFQUAL level 5 course – the equivalent to the second year of a university degree which explains why the Trinity CertTESOL is held in such high regard by employers around the world!
It could take between 80 to 120 hours depending on how intensively you study. This is a self-study course that can be accessed at any time of day from anywhere with internet access.
This course is designed to give you valuable insight into the world of English language teaching and can lead to opportunities abroad. If you want to travel the world and earn some money as you go then this course will help you achieve your goal.
The only real limitation to any introductory TEFL course is the type of employer you will be eligible to work for; work at universities and many of the larger schools will almost certainly require a Trinity Cert TESOL, however if you’re thinking about TEFL as a career, you should seriously consider working towards a level 5 Trinity cert TESOL qualification.
Click here to find out what Melanie, a TESOL Foundation graduate, has to say about the course. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxer4E1UNNY&t=4s)
The Trinity CertTESOL (Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) and the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) are both level 5 qualifications. They are equally recognised throughout the world and both comprise 130 hours of tuition and 6 hours of assessed teaching practice.
If you haven’t studied grammar since school or are concerned that you can’t remember any of it, please don’t worry, English grammar features as a component on all our courses.
Your subscription is valid for 6 months after the initial purchase. Trinity CertTESOL customers will also have access to their online TESOL courses for a further 6 months on completion of their course.