Looking for an exciting new career path? There is no better time to gain an internationally recognised level-5 teaching qualification. With so much uncertainty in the world, gaining a certified TESOL gives you endless opportunities to travel and teach worldwide or online.
Will I teach real students?
Yes! You will teach 6-hours of observed teaching practice to real adult learners at A2 and B2 CEFR level. They are well aware that you are a teacher in training so do not expect perfection. Remember, this is teaching practice!
What jobs can I get with a Trinity TESOL?
Whether you are looking for a complete career change or for a second income, teaching English has endless opportunities. With English being a global language, it now means that there is a huge demand for certified English teachers worldwide and online. Your next teaching job is just around the corner!
Check out what TEFL jobs you could do here
- Teach English worldwide in the classroom
- Teach English in public or international schools in Asia
- Teach English online with a company
- Teach English online as a freelancer
- Business English Teacher
- Young Learners Teacher
- Cambridge Exam Teacher
- Private tutoring (online or face-to-face)
- Volunteer English language teacher with a charity
- ELT admin positions
- Curriculum or course designer
- English language teacher trainer
What is the course syllabus?
25-Hour Introduction course
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 pre-course tasks and input sessions 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 deliver 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 first hand. Languages taught on past courses have included Greek, Hindi, Turkish, Portuguese and Japanese. These sessions are challenging but fun!
What is the course timetable?
6/7-week Trinity CertTESOL in Malaga
Live Teaching Practice & Feedback : 9 am – 12 pm
Guided Preparation & Input Sessions: 12 pm – 2 pm
6/7-week 100% Online Trinity TESOL
Live Zoom sessions on Monday – Wednesday at 1pm
Live teaching practice at 10am or 4pm (twice a week)
What are the entry requirements?
- Candidates must be 18+
- Must be able to work at a university level (degree not required)
- Have an awareness and competence in written and spoken English to a minimum of C1
- Non-native speakers are required to prove their language competence, for instance by providing:
- Trinity graded examination in spoken English, Grade 10 or above
- Cambridge ESOL Certificate in C1 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
- Zoom interview to assess their level of English
- All candidates are required to conduct a pre-course interview and writing task, either at the training centre or via Zoom