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TESOL | Preparatory Course

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional, Adult leisure and hobby, Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: All candidates must meet the Trinity requirements.

Why this course?

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

This course 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.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0174-1C 19 Sep 2019 Central Brighton 6.30pm - 9.00pm 12 Weeks £335.00 Apply

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

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We run various open events throughout the year to enable you to come in to the College, see our facilities and speak with our staff.

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Course costs

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Other ways to enrol

You can also enrol by calling 01273 667704 or in person at our Central Brighton or West Durrington Campuses.

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Entry Requirements

It is not essential to have teaching experience or knowledge of a secondary language. However, candidates should have the equivalent of GCSE/"O" Level and a good standard of spoken and written English. Students should be motivated and take on the responsibility of developing 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 work with this course alone and also do private 1:1 teaching.

Course units

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

This is the first level and upon successful completion students can progress onto the higher qualification. Trinity College Certificate in TESOL, which is internationally recognised. Students will still be required to undertake the Trinity College interviewing 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.

Why the MET?

The core of the course will be 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.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries, and the beach.

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
Facilities at Brighton MET
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