Trinity CertTESOL Teacher Training

What is Trinity CertTESOL?

The Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) is a TESOL or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate designed for people with little or no experience of teaching English, and for those with experience who require an internationally recognised initial teacher education qualification. Preparing for the Trinity CertTESOL English language teaching certificate equips trainees with the basic skills and knowledge needed to take up their first post as an ESOL teacher.

Who is it for?

  • New teachers starting their career & teachers with some experience who want to develop their skills
  • Teachers who want to travel and teach English
  • Native speakers of English and non-native, expert speakers of English

Full-time and part-time Trinity CertTESOL courses

  • Location:  Portobello,  Dublin 2

  • Type of the course:  Full-time or Part-time

The full-time course (4 weeks), as its name suggests, is an intensive programme and requires total commitment. In addition to course hours, you should allow between two to three hours each evening for reading, lesson preparation and writing up journal assignments. At least part of one day at the weekend would also be required.

Alternatively, you may be interested in completing your CertTESOL through a less intensive part-time blended course (10 weeks). This combines synchronous, live classes with asynchronous self-study.

Features of the Trinity CertTESOL

  • develop the core skills for teaching English in the language classroom
  • familiarise yourselves with the principles and practice of effective English language teaching
  • develop an awareness of language and a knowledge of the description of English and be able to apply these in their professional practice

  • familiarise yourselves with appropriate resources and materials for use with adult learners of English for teaching, testing and for reference.
  • develop an appreciation of the methods to monitor and evaluate learners’ competence and language learning needs
  • help learners upgrade their language and say things in English better

CertTESOL Application Requirements

No previous teaching experience or training is required, but if you are interested in gaining the Trinity CertTESOL you should consider these standard entry requirements.

  • minimum age of 18 on the course start date.
  • English language proficiency, for non-native speakers, minimum C1 (i.e., Cambridge CAE, IELTS 7.0)

  • educational background to research and understand new language and grammar, and complete written assignments

  • potential to develop the necessary skills to become an effective English language teacher.
  • can comply with all attendance requirements for successful completion of the course.

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