Week three of your 4-week Online Trinity College CertTESOL

Week three of your 4-week Online Trinity College CertTESOL

I am now on week 3 of my 4-week Trinity College CertTESOL Online course. When I get to the end of this week, the pressure drops a bit but I still need to be focussed because next week I meet the Trinity College appointed moderator. Here’s what is in store for week 3.

DAY 11

Upload all unit work so far into the Moderation Zone

Day 11 live classes

Trainer support for uploaded assignments (Live, 1 hours)

Your trainer will be available to provide additional input and take your questions. about your uploaded assignments.

Unit 4: Materials Assignment – Trainer guidance and help for completing Unit 4 (Live, 3 hours)

You will fill out the Unit 4: assignment based on the material you have selected. By the end of this session you will have completed your Unit 4: Materials Assignment using the Trinity CertTESOL Unit 4 template. Your trainer will guide you through to completion of the Unit 4 assignment. All problems and doubts must be raised during this session. The trainer will not be available outside of this session.

  • Unit 1: Teaching Skills – How to teach infinitives and gerunds (self-study)
  • Unit 2: Language Awareness – Future forms, Modals and Conditionals (self-study)

DAY 12

Day 12 live classes

Unit 3: Learner Profile – Trainer guidance and help for completing Unit 3 (Live, 2 hours)

You will fill out the Unit 3: assignment based on the material you have gathered. By the end of this session you will have completed your Unit 3: Learner Profile using the Trinity CertTESOL Unit 3 template. Your trainer will guide you through to completion of the Unit 3 assignment. All problems and doubts must be raised during this session. The trainer will not be available outside of this session.

Unit 1: Teaching Skills – Lessons 5 and 6 planning workshop and individual progress tutorial (Live, 2 hours)

This is a live input session where you will begin to create lesson plans for teaching practice classes 5 and 6.

You will also have an individual tutorial (in private) with your trainer about your previous two teaching practice classes and your progress.

  • Unit 2: Language awareness – An overview of Receptive Skills (self-study)
  • Unit 3: Learner profile – Planning a Series of Lessons – Storyline output (self-study)

DAY 13

Day 13 live classes

Unit 3: Learner Profile – Trainer guidance and help for completing Unit 3 (Live, 1 hour)

You will fill out the Unit 3: assignment based on the material you have gathered. By the end of this session you will have completed your Unit 3: Learner Profile using the Trinity CertTESOL Unit 3 template. Your trainer will guide you through to completion of the Unit 3 assignment. All problems and doubts must be raised during this session. The trainer will not be available outside of this session.

Unit 1: Teaching Skills – Lessons 5 and 6 planning workshop and individual progress tutorial (Live, 1 hour)

This is a live input session where you will begin to create lesson plans for teaching practice classes 5 and 6.

If you did not have an individual tutorial yesterday, the tutorial is given during this session.

Unit 1: Teaching Skills – Micro Teaching lesson plans 5 and 6 (Live, 2 hours)

You will present a 15-minute outline of your lesson plans to the group and receive feedback from the trainer and your peers.

  • Unit 2: Language awareness – Tense, Aspect and Voice (self-study)
  • Unit 2: Language awareness – Noun phrases (self-study)

DAY 14

  • Unit 1: Teaching Skills – What difference does age make to learning, comments, teaching children, pictures, stories, games, teaching adolescents (self-study)
  • Unit 2: Language Awareness – Will / Would and Can / Could (self-study)
  • Unit 2: Language Awareness – May / Might and Must / Have to (self-study)

Day 14 live classes

Unit 1: Teaching skills – Observed Teaching Practice 5 (Live, 1 hour per trainee)

You will receive a ZOOM link for this class which you must open on the scheduled date and time.

You will teach your practice class under the observation of your trainer.

NOTE: you may also be joined by another member of staff who will also observe for quality control purposes.

Your trainer will send you written feedback about the class you taught.

  • Homework to write your Unit documentation (self-study)
  • Unit 1: Teaching Skills – In-class assessment (self-study)

DAY 15

  • Unit 2: Language Awareness – Adjectives and Adverbs (self-study)
  • Unit 2: Language Awareness – Needn’t / Mustn’t, Shall / Should, Ought to (self-study)

Day 15 live classes

Unit 1: Teaching skills – Observed Teaching Practice 6 (Live, 1 hour per trainee)

You will receive a ZOOM link for this class which you must open on the scheduled date and time.

You will teach your practice class under the observation of your trainer.

NOTE: you may also be joined by another member of staff who will also observe for quality control purposes.

Your trainer will send you written feedback about the class you taught.

  • Homework to write your Unit documentation and start revising for your English language test (self-study)
  • Unit 1: Teaching Skills – Alternative approaches to lesson planning (self-study)

Week 3 done. I have really done it!

I have now finished most of my online 4-week Trinity College CertTESOL course work.

Next week, week 4, will be my language test and the group and individual external moderation with a Trinity College appointed external moderator. I am a bit nervous, but I have done all my assignments, “the Units” . I have been on time on uploading them. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 6 teaching practice classes and my tutors’ feedback on my work so far has been positive.

I feel ready for the external moderation and happy to know that my CertTESOL certificate is not far behind.

Woohoo! See you tomorrow for Week 4.

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