Is the Trinity CertTESOL a certified course?
Trinity’s TESOL qualifications are accepted by employers worldwide. They are welcomed by the British Council for new and experienced teachers in their accredited teaching organisations in the UK, and in their own teaching centres worldwide. Trinity is a member of professional language organisations worldwide, including:
- European Association for Quality Language Services (EAQUALS)
- European Association for Language Testing And Assessment (EALTA)
- International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
- Quality in TESOL Education (Quite)
- The Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
Can the CertTESOL be used towards university credit transfer?
Is TEFL in Spain a validated TESOL course provider?
How long is the course
A certified CertTESOL (TEFL) course is a minimum of 130 hours of study and can be taken on a part-time basis (over 6-7 weeks). For the face-to-face course you will only be required to attend the training centre from Monday – Wednesday from 9am – 3:30pm.
What are the entry requirements
- minimum age: 18
- educational background and qualifications: enough to allow trainees to enter higher education in their own countries. Having a degree is NOT a requirement.
- excellent competence in spoken and written English. Speakers of English as a second or additional language should have a minimum overall ability at C1 (CEFR). All applicants are assessed on their language skills at interview equally. Native English is NOT a requirement.
- demonstrate an ability to learn how to explain the relevant features of English to learners and teach these in a communicative context.
willingness to work cooperatively as a member of the training group and respond constructively to feedback on personal performance.
- potential for combined study including language description and analysis, and also rigorous practical training” – not an entrance requirement but a feature of the course.
What is the difference between TEFL and TESOL?
TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and is the name given to the level-5 teaching qualification (The Certificate in TESOL).
Can I study the course by distance learning?
What formal qualifications do I need to do the course?
Is there an age limit?
Do I have to do exams at the end of the course?
You will have to produce four reflective written assignments during the course. There will also be a test of grammar and phonology which you prepare for with your Tutors during the course as well as have review sessions. You will also have to complete a minimum of six hours teaching practice with genuine learners of English.
All the above will have to be completed to the recognised standard but you will be given lots of professional guidance and support.
How long will it take to receive my results and certificate?
However, you will be provided with a Trinity Report to confirm your qualification for the purpose of job applications.
Will I be qualified to teach children as well as adults?
What is the difference between CELTA and Trinity´s CertTESOL?
Do I need to have prior teaching experience?
Can I do the course if English isn't my first language?
What are the entry requirements for the course?
- Candidates should be 18 or over.
- No previous teaching experience is required.
- Candidates should demonstrate that they have qualifications that would gain them entry to higher education in their home country. They will also be required to show original certificates of education to the interviewer. Official verification of its validity may be required
- Candidates have an awareness and competence in written and spoken English to enable them to follow the course.
- Non-native speakers are required to have proof of their language competence by demonstrating one of the following:
- Trinity graded examination in spoken English, Grade 10 or above
- Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced or Proficiency in English
- IELTS band 7.0 (on all sub-scores) or above
- Pitman Advanced ESOL examination
- TOEFL PBT 600, CBT 250, iBT 10
- Video interview to assess your level of English