Certificate Course Details
The Trinity Certificate in TESOL is for people who want an internationally recognised qualification and practical course of teacher training.
A really good course. The teachers are professional and approachable and the attendance of the moderator from Trinity gives the whole thing validity. A tough but rewarding few weeks. A credible course needs an element of stress; we have all survived and all feel as if we’ve achieved something big.
– Philip Tucker
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Below is an outline of the main features of our TESOL course. If you have any other questions please contact us or check our Frequently Asked Questions.
Choosing a course
At Active Language, we currently offer online Trinity Certificate in TESOL courses. The course content for the 5-week full-time course and 11-week part-time course is the same so you can choose the course which best suits your timeframe. You can find information about dates and prices for both courses here.
Before the TESOL Course starts
When you enrol for one of our TESOL courses (following a successful face-to-face or telephone interview), you will be asked to buy CertTESOL Companion by Jason Anderson (DELTA Publishing). This book provides an excellent introduction to the course, and from it, you will complete some tasks which will be handed in (but not assessed).
When you pay your deposit, you’ll be given access to our Language Awareness course, which we strongly recommend you complete before the CertTESOL starts. This gives you a solid introduction to the grammar and phonology of English, and helps you to prepare for Unit 2: Language Awareness, which is assessed through an exam during the CertTESOL course.
The modules in this Language Awareness course cover areas of grammar and phonology and are designed to provide TESOL course trainees with a basic working knowledge of these TEFL subjects and how to teach them effectively. Some trainees find these sessions particularly rewarding (and challenging!), especially as many speakers of English as a first language have had very little previous opportunity of studying the nuts and bolts of their own language.