TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON CERTIFICATE IN TESOL
This is an internationally recognised qualification, of which successful completion enables you to teach English to speakers of other languages anywhere in the world.
It is the first step towards an English language teaching career. It includes basic language teaching methodology and provides you with a foundation understanding of how languages work.
The transferable skills acquired on this course provide an excellent preparation for teaching any language to non-native speakers. These skills are also extremely beneficial in any business context where presentations need to be given and where teaching of processes and methods may be required. It is an invaluable tool for those seeking an international career in teaching the English language to children and adults.
This course can be taken as part of the TESOL and Language Studies major in the Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies, but can also be completed as a stand-alone 10-week course (5 weeks of distance learning, 5 weeks on campus).
IPU NEW ZEALAND TRINITY SHORT COURSES
IPU New Zealand offers short-term intensive training courses for in-service teachers of English as a foreign language. Our programmes are fully customised to the needs of the teaching professionals that choose to update their knowledge with us. Our programmes are based on the CertTESOL requirements developed by Trinity College London, as well as on our extensive experience in providing EFL teacher training programs for groups such as those sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Vietnam, Tianjin University, China, Prince Royal College, Thailand and many more. Our courses also provide overseas teachers with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the English language, get acquainted with unique New Zealand culture and to gain a wealth of new teaching ideas and materials for use in the EFL classroom.
Applicants may enrol for courses beginning at several points throughout the year. The actual dates can be negotiated to a certain extent with the course provider. Participants can enrol for periods of between 2 to 3 weeks. Each week's programme consists of up to 30 hours of classes, observations, teaching practice and planning. We also offer a number of exciting cultural activities, day trips and excursions (the cost of activities is not included into the course prices).
 Groups of 10 or more people will receive a discount. Maximum number of participants - 14 people per group; minimum 8 per group.
Trinity College London was established as a major examining board in 1872. It administers a variety of music, speech and English language examinations for thousands of students around the world each year. Academic institutions in both the public and private education sectors place a high regard for the Trinity College London teaching certificate as an internationally recognised qualification.
THE TRINITY CERTIFICATE IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (Trinity Cert TESOL)
The Trinity Cert TESOL is a qualification suited to those wishing to teach English as a second language, but possess little or no experience in doing so. This programme equips students with the basic skills and knowledge required for ESOL teachers. The programme also gives students a firm foundation for self-evaluation and opportunities for further professional development. It is also suitable for trained teachers who are not trained in TESOL.
The Trinity Cert TESOL can be taken as a stand-alone course, or as part of the Graduate Diploma of International Studies (GDIS). Details of each of these can be viewed below:
STAND-ALONE COURSE STRUCTURE
There are two parts to the course, the first being a Distance Education component, the second an on-campus course. The Distance Education component consists of a series of study guides with the accompanying tasks based on the three set texts. Trainees must complete this extramural study before they start the on-campus programme. The on-campus component is a five-week intensive course in which the syllabus is covered by a series of lectures, seminars, and workshops. Teaching practice is integrated by relating the course components to practical teaching of various ESOL classes.
IPU GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (GDIS)
The Trinity Cert TESOL can also be taken as part of the one-year GDIS programme. See here for further information on the GDIS.
- Be at least eighteen years old.
- Have a good standard of education to at least the equivalent of New Zealand University Entrance.
- Have English language competence equivalent to a native speaker (a band score of 7.5 in IELTS or Trinity College London Grade 10 in spoken English for Speakers of Other Languages or the equivalent).
- Complete a language awareness task and be available if required for interview.
RECOMMENDED PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
The Trinity Certificate In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages is a five-week course preceded by a distance learning programme which covers the following topics:
- TESOL introductory reading (3 modules)
- Language awareness (6 modules)
- Practical elementary phonology (2 modules)
Completion of the distance learning is normally a prerequisite for entry to the five-week course.
There are two parts to the course, the first being a distance education component, the second an on-campus course. The distance education component consists of a series of study guides with accompanying tasks based on the three set texts. Trainees must complete this extramural study before the start of the on-campus programme. The on-campus component is a five-week intensive course in which the syllabus is covered by a series of lectures, seminars and workshops. Teaching practice is integrated by relating the course components to practical teaching of various ESOL classes.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
in any language school in the world
- Teaching ESOL in ESOL departments in schools in
- Teaching ESOL in high schools and primary schools in an international context
- Teaching any language to non-native speakers
- Running language programmes in schools and
- Writing ESOL materials
- Training staff in any business context
Applications are currently being taken for the following course:
- Monday 31st January - Monday 13th March 2023 (TBC)
Numbers are limited to 14 trainees per course. Applications should be made at least eight weeks in advance of the starting date of the course because of the distance education component of the course.
Applications open August - November 2022 (subject to Trinity Moderator availability)
*Courses are offered dependent on a minimum of eight registrations. There may be a few days difference from the date set. Exact dates will be confirmed around four weeks before the start of each course