Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) | Trinity College London CertTESOL | Level 5
Why this course?
If you are interested in becoming a TESOL teaching professional, this intensive course in teaching English will give you the skills you need.
This certificate is an internationally recognised qualification that will enable you to teach in the UK or overseas. It is also accepted by the British Council as an appropriate qualification for teaching staff in their accredited language teaching organisations. This course is accredited at Level 5 within the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
The course is taught over 4 days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
- 12 Thursday evenings (6.00pm-9.00pm)
- 8 Saturdays (9.00am-5.00pm) - attendance is required on the first three consecutive Saturdays after the first Thursday of each course, then 5 alternate Saturdays thereafter
- 6 hours of teaching practice - between 3.00pm-5.00pm or 6.00pm-8.00pm (plus feedback) on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the course
- 4 hours of observations - various time slots available (to be arranged in the first two weeks of the course)
Find out more about what it's like to study this course from alumni Joy:
- Trinity College interviewing procedure consists of:
- A language awareness test
- Self-awareness test
- Short essay on a general topic
- An interview with a tutor
- If you have not completed the Preparatory Course in TESOL, you will need to complete the distance learning pack prior to interview
- Assessment of teaching practice
- Written assignments/ reflective journals
- Project work
- External assessment of Unit 4
- End-of-course language awareness test
Applicants should be at least 20 years of age. Unless they have an English or foreign language degree, or have had some EFL/ESOL teaching experience, we strongly recommend that they should do the Preparatory Course in TESOL before joining the TESOL Certificate Course. All candidates must have at least qualifications for entry to higher education (tertiary level) or the equivalent in terms of demonstrated academic and study potential.
The TESOL Certificate is primarily aimed at native speakers who posses a high standard of written and spoken skills. Non-native speakers of English are required to have a high level of competence in written and spoken English and should hold one of the following qualifications:
- University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English
- Trinity ESOL Spoken - Grade 10
- IELTS Band 7 (and all sub-scores) and above
- TOEFL - Score 600 (250 with computer based scores)
- Unit 1 - Teaching Skill
- Unit 2 – Language Awareness and Skills
- Unit 3 – Learner Profile
- Unit 4 – Materials Assignment
- Unit 5 – Unknown Language
Why the MET?
- Well-established course
- High pass results (98-100%)
- Excellent moderation reports
- High progression rates to employment (both locally and abroad)
Facilities at Brighton MET
- Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
- Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
- Library and computing facilities
- Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
- Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
- A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon which are both open to the public and offer exceptional value
The course fees are £1622.00. This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan* of £811.00 towards the course fees. The remaining balance can be paid over three instalments. *eligibility T&Cs apply
Fees include Trinity College London moderation fee. However, please note if any of the work is referred at the end-of-course moderation by the Trinity College moderator, candidates will be required to pay the referral cost in line with the awarding body's cost specification. Each Unit of referred work will incur a fee of £44 for Trinity College to mark.