The Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL is generally accepted within the worldwide English language teaching community as the leading TEFL qualification available in the world today. The successful completion of this course results in a qualification that is accredited at Level 5 on the UK National Qualifications Framework (the NQF) and is regarded as comparable, in terms of difficulty and assessment standards, to the second year of an undergraduate degree course.
Heartily recognised by employers here in the UK and Overseas, the Trinity TEFL certificate course is delivered by a knowledgeable and motivated academic team with considerable experience of guiding people through what is an extremely demanding yet stimulating training course.
So what actually takes place on the course besides a lot of hard work! Here’s a brief look...
- You develop a greater understanding of the language itself by looking closely at key areas of English Grammar and also the sounds we use in English (Phonology).
You complete three assignments which introduce you to important language teaching issues and areas. Namely....profiling an individual student (Student Profile), experiencing and accounting for what it’s like to be a beginner student of a foreign language (
), and a presentation of your analysis of some materials you have used in the classroom (Materials Project)
- Of course there is no substitute for practice! The central features of the course are the development of teaching skills and lesson planning. To this end you teach classes of students at different language levels and by the end of the course you’ll have a clear idea of what constitutes good classroom practice linked to good lesson preparation.
This and much more!
Teaching English is a demanding yet stimulating profession, giving you the opportunity to travel and live in different parts of the world as well as work in the UK. Both challenging and fun, it is an activity you will derive a great deal of satisfaction from.