On the second day of Christmas

…my CertTESOL gave to me…

Trinity requires you to teach at least two levels during the course, providing you with further knowledge of how to cope with learners at different stages in their linguistic journey.  Trainees always change groups at mid-course with a mix of sadness and apprehension: they’ve just spent two weeks with one group of learners, building strong rapport with them and fine-tuning their teaching style to suit the needs of that particular group.  Whether they move up or down to teach the next level, there are always queries: will I need to speak more slowly? how can I grade my language to suit their comprehension level? how will they cope linguistically with the tasks I’m planning?

One of the many benefits which a Trinity Certificate in TESOL has over the majority of online courses is that it provides teaching practice with real language learners, whereas other course providers only allow for dummy lessons taught to peers. During the five-week course, you’ll teach a number of lessons with support from your tutors in the planning process, reflect on the delivery afterwards and receive feedback from your tutor and peers.  This three-part process – planning, delivery, reflection – is a key component of the CertTESOL and teaching practice will always be the most important aspect of it.  During the course, you’ll create a Teaching Practice Portfolio which counts towards your assessment grade in Unit One: Teaching Practice, one of the five assessed units of the course.

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