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TESOL | Preparatory Course

Course Code: CM0215-1C Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Broadwater Campus Start Date: 14 Sep 2021 Duration: 12 Weeks Entry requirements: Students will have to meet the Trinity College entry requirements.

Why this course?

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A TESOL qualification gives the learner the necessary skills to teach English to speakers of other languages.

This course is the essential first stage for people who are interested in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) as a career. It covers basic theory and practice of teaching EFL/ESOL, and is an ideal starting point if you wish to train as an ESOL teacher.

On completion of the preparatory course, students may be eligible to progress to the TESOL certificate course.


  • student Views Ellen O'Neill TESOL Preparatory

    I took the preparatory TESOL in January 2020. I would highly recommend the preparatory course to anyone who has no background in teaching or grammar, or who has not been in education for a while, as it is a great way to prepare yourself for the full TESOL. It covers basic grammar and teaching methods that are invaluable for the full course, as well as getting you comfortable with the use of phonetics.

Entry Requirements

It is not essential to have teaching experience or knowledge of a secondary language. Candidates should, however, have the equivalent of GCSE/"O" Level English and a good standard of spoken and written English. Students should be motivated to develop their study skills through reading suggested reference books and teaching materials.


On completion of the Preparatory Course in TESOL, students may be considered for the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL, which is also offered at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College. Applicants should be at least 20 years of age and have academic qualifications (or equivalent) which allow entry to higher education (Tertiary level). This course is accredited at Level 5 in the UK National Qualifications Framework.

Although the Preparatory Course itself is not a full teaching qualification, in the past some students have been offered TEFL/TESOL employment with this course alone and have also gained private 1:1 teaching roles.

Course Units

Course Units

  • Basic theory and practice of teaching
  • Aspects of English grammar
  • Phonology

This is the first level. Upon successful completion, students can progress to the higher qualification (Trinity College Certificate in TESOL), which is internationally recognised. Students will still be required to undertake the Trinity College interview procedure consisting of: the language awareness test, self-awareness test, a short essay on a general topic (all completed on-site) and a short interview with one of the course tutors.

This Level 2 course comprises of 30 GLH (actual contact hours) plus approximately 20-30 hours self-study depending on student's previous study skills.


Why the MET?

The core of this course is the theory and practice of the basic pedagogic skills. Throughout, reference will be made to language teaching and in particular to the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, one of the most commercially valuable teaching skills. Various aspects of English grammar will also be covered.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

The MET's Broadwater Campus provides newly-built facilities for a wide range of full, part-time and adult courses. The campus is close to Worthing town centre, a ten minute walk from Worthing station and on several bus routes. The student hair and beauty salons are open to the public, and the campus has a spacious cafeteria serving hot and cold meals, snacks and Starbucks coffee.


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