We have recently (late July 2023) successfully completed the Department of Language and Linguistic Science’s second CertTESOL course (an initial teacher training programme, accredited by Trinity College, London) with all trainee candidates passing the course and receiving praise and complimentary feedback from the Trinity moderator.
The Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) is an intensive English language teacher training course which is open to everyone and is accepted by the British Council as an initial TESOL or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification.
This course is run by the Department of Language and Linguistic Science and is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to take up your first post as an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher.
Classes will take place in-person at the University of York, and the layout of classrooms has been organised in line with Covid-19 recommendations.
Our next CertTESOL course is due to run in June 2024 (exact dates to be confirmed). The application process for the course will open in early January 2024. If you would like further information about this practical English language teacher training course, please see the information below and the following Trinity document.
If you have any questions or would like more information get in touch at:
We are currently reviewing our plans for the delivery of Cert TESOL courses in 2024.
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- £1,000 - for Dept of Lang & Ling, Univ of York students
- £1,200 - for other University of York students
- £1,500 - for non-University of York students
- IELTS 7.0 and above
- A level or equivalent
The course is a minimum of 130 timetabled hours and 15 non-timetabled hours. This includes:
- 90 hours of supervised teaching and learning
- 4 hours observing experienced ESOL teachers
- 6 hours of observed teaching practice
- 30 hours of private study
The course comprises five units as follows:
This unit covers:
It will assess your ability to apply your skills, knowledge and understanding to a dynamic learning environment.
This is the largest unit. Its length reflects our need to ensure the vocational validity, relevance and professional integrity of the CertTESOL award.
This unit covers linguistic form, function and meaning in standard English and how to teach these to learners.
This unit covers:
It brings together everything studied in Units 1 and 2 in the form of a practical assignment.
This unit covers the production, adaptation, use and evaluation of simple classroom teaching materials and tasks.
You'll devise/adapt your own materials to use in teaching practice lessons. Your assignment will be externally assessed by a Trinity moderator.
This unit covers methodologies and activities for teaching beginner language-learners, using little or no use of their first language. It also introduces lesson planning and contrastive analysis.
By the end of the course, you should have:
You should be able to:
You will be aware of: