Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) | Trinity College London CertTESOL | Level 5
Why this course?
This intensive course will give you the skills you need for Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Trinity College TESOL Certificate is an internationally recognised qualification that will enable you to teach in the UK or overseas, and within the British Council. Fees include the Trinity College moderation fee.
The course is taught over 4 days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
- 12 Thursday evenings (6pm-9pm)
- 8 Saturdays (9am-5pm) - 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 on Mondays and Tuesdays in weeks 4-12
- 4 hours of observations - various time slots available (to be arranged in the first two weeks of the course)
The course runs at 3 different sites: West Durrington Campus (Thursday 6pm- 9pm), Broadwater Campus (teaching practice on Mondays and Tuesdays, 3pm-9pm, weeks 4-12) and Kingston Bucci (Saturday 9am - 5pm, 8 weeks).
Find out more about this course from alumni:
student Views Ellen O'Neill
I took the full Trinity TESOL in September 2020. I can confidently say that it is a well-run and extremely informative course. Valentina (course leader) runs the course very efficiently and she is always at the end of an email ready to help. Given the challenges of completing the course during the COVID situation, Valentina went above and beyond to make the process as smooth for us as possible. The classes were always engaging and the in-person teaching practice was extremely useful for implementing the methods learnt in class. I would recommend that anyone who wants to go into EFL or ESOL teaching would gain great insight into the main aspects of teaching English, including classroom management, phonetics, grammar, topics, and materials. This course was also essential for building confidence within a classroom environment. In short, I could not recommend the Trinty TESOL more.
Trinity College interviewing procedure consists of:
- A language awareness test
- Self-awareness test
- A short essay on a general topic
- An interview with a tutor
Candidates who have not completed the Preparatory TESOL course will need to complete the distance learning pack prior to interview.
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
- Assessment of teaching practice
- Written assignments/ reflective journals
- Project work
- External assessment of Unit 4
- End-of-course language awareness test
Why the MET?
- Well-established course
- High pass results (98-100%)
- Excellent moderation reports
- High progression rates to employment (both locally and abroad)
Unemployed / Benefits waiver / Low wage
Course is free if you meet the following criteria
You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:
- You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
- OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)
You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.
If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: firstname.lastname@example.org | 01273 667704
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.