The Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) is an intensive English language teacher course which is open to everyone.
This course is run by the Department of Language and Linguistic Science. It's 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.
The CertTESOL is accepted by the British Council as an initial TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification.
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.
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We are currently reviewing our plans for delivery of Cert TESOL courses in 2021 in light of current restrictions.
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- £1200 - for University of York students
- £1500 - 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: