Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL
Gain an accredited TEFL qualification and work anywhere in the world with our 134-hour TEFL course.
- Minimum 7 hours teaching practice (6 hours observed)
- Dynamic workshops and input sessions
- Careers Sevice – including CV writing and interview preparation
- A prestigious, internationally recognized qualification
- A positive, dynamic and supportive learning environment
- World-class, experienced tutors
- Small groups and friendly atmosphere
- Free 20-hour introduction course
Trinity College London
The CertTESOL is rated at Level 5 on Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework, a comparable level to the second year of an undergraduate degree. Our Trinity-accredited TEFL Certificate course is for people who want an internationally-recognized qualification and an up-to-date and practical course of teacher training. Learn more about our governing body Trinity College London.
What can I expect?
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 some pre-course tasks and input 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 plan and deliver classes 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 worrksjhops 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 at first hand. Languages taught on past courses have included Greek, Hindi, Turkish, Polish, Dutch and Farsi. These sessions are challenging but fun!
Preparation for finding work
Our Careers Advisor will provide a workshop on finding work at the end of your course and you will be given expert advice on preparing your CV which highlights your background, education, experience and skills. See our Careers Service page for more information.