Trinity College London Certificate Features
- Trinity College London coat of arms
- Name of the awarding organisation – Trinity College London
- Name of the candidate – this appears exactly as registered
- Name of school if this was provided
- Trinity exam name and level
- Regulated qualification name and achievement level
- CEFR* level – regulated English language qualifications only
- Pass level achieved – for exams that differentiate levels
- Place of entry and dates
- Signature of Chief Executive of Trinity College London
- Relevant ID numbers
- Logo(s) of relevant qualification regulatory authorities
- Trinity College London logo
* CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for languages
What the Accreditation Means:
Trinity College London
The CertTESOL is rated at Level 5 on Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework, a comparable level to the second year of an undergraduate degree. The Trinity accredited TEFL Certificate course is for people who want an internationally-recognized qualification and an up-to-date and practical course of teacher training. Learn more about our governing body Trinity College London.
Trinity TESOL Course Expectations:
Once you have enrolled you will receive our introduction course which is designed to introduce you to teaching methodology, grammar and phonology of English. The tasks will take about 20-25 hours.
You will learn about a variety of teaching methodologies that can be applied to your classes. We deliver input-sessions, workshops, tutorials and video content to help you understand and use these new techniques.
You will begin teaching real adult students in the first week of the course. After each class, there will be a reflection and feedback session with your tutor and fellow trainees. This hands-on experience is usually the most enjoyable part of the course and absolutely vital for your CV
Grammar and Language Awareness
We understand that language awareness is often something that teachers worry about, so you will be provided with some pre-course tasks and input during the course to help you gain confidence in this area.
Observations of Experienced teachers
You will get the chance to observe our tutors and experienced teachers so that you can see first-hand how other teachers plan and deliver classes their classes. This will give you further insights into lesson planning, staging and classroom management.
Class Materials and Technologies
All of our classrooms are equipped with computers and projectors. Our tutors will deliver workshops on using technology in the classroom. We actively encourage the use of Youtube, TedTalks, interactive online platforms like kahoot and social media as well as the use of coursebooks. The school has a n extensive library of resources available to you allowing you to create engaging and interactive classes.
One-to-one Lesson Preparation
One-to-one classes are in high demand and during the course you will complete a needs analysis, prepare a lesson and then teach a one-hour class to an individual student. After this, you will write a journal where you will reflect and evaluate the success of your classes.
Learn an Unknown Language
During the TEFL Certificate course, you will participate in four language lessons in a language you have no prior experience of, taught completely in the language itself without recourse to English. This helps you put yourself in the position of a low level learner of English and to experience communicative language teaching at first hand. Languages taught on past courses have included Greek, Hindi, Turkish, Portuguese and Japanese. These sessions are challenging but fun!
Preparation for finding work
Our careers advisor Esme will provide a 2-hour workshop on finding work after your course and you will be given expert advice on preparing your CV which highlights your background, education, experience and skills. See our Careers Service page for more information.