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Frequently Asked Questions about EBC CertTESOL courses

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What does "dual award" certification mean?

Dual Award certification means that you get a TESOL and a TEFL certificate which means you are trained to teach in any English language classroom in the world, including teaching online.

Is Trinity College London Ofqual regulated?

Yes. Click this link Trinity College London (TCL).

Is Trinity College London influential and respected?

Trinity College London is one of the world’s largest educational organisations.

Trinity College London examines more than 850,000 people in over 60 countries every year.

EBC is proud to be a trusted and validated course provider in the Trinity College London global educational network.

Are the CertTESOL and CertPT Ofqual regulated?

Click this link to verify the CertTESOL Ofqual level 5 registration.

Click this link to verify the CertPT CertPT Ofqual level 6 registration.

How much do courses cost?

The tuition cost for our Madrid Trinity CertTESOL course is 1,500 Euros.

The tuition cost for our online, live streaming Trinity CertTESOL course is 1,290 Euros.

The tuition cost for our Business English Trinity CertPT course is 899 Euros.

The tuition cost for our Communicative Language Teaching Trinity CertPT course is 899 Euros.

The tuition cost for our Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Trinity CertPT course is 899 Euros.

The tuition cost for our Teaching English online Trinity CertPT course is 899 Euros.

Prices include all Trinity College moderation and certification fees.

Packages are also available. Study packages, prices and start dates are shown on the course pages.

How long are the courses?

The CertTESOL course has 200 hours of study, four weeks full-time.

The CertPT course has 100 hours of study, six weeks part-time.

Where can I take a course?

You can take the CertTESOL course online wherever you want in our live streaming virtual classroom or in our training centre in Madrid, Spain.

You take the CertPT course online at home in our virtual classroom.

Can I get or renew a Spanish student visa?

Yes, we can get or renew your Spanish student visa. Click here for Spanish student visa and student visa renewal information.

How do I apply for a course?

Make sure that you meet the Trinity CertTESOL entry requirements or the Trinity CertPT entry requirements, fill out an application form and then attend an admission interview.

How do I pay for a course?

You must have applied for a course and been accepted before you can pay.

Click here to go to the payment system.

You may pay by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal. If you want to pay by transfer, contact us for more information.

When do the courses start?

To see CertTESOL course start dates, go to the CertTESOL online and CertTESOL Madrid course pages.

To see CertPT course start dates, go to the Business English CertPTCommunicative Language Learning CertPTContent and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) CertPT or Teaching English online CertPT course pages.

Are there any grants or scholarships?

EBC cannot arrange grants or scholarships.

What is the difference between TESOL, TEFL and TESL?

TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, TEFL for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and TESL for Teaching English as a Second Language.

TEFL is mostly used in the UK and has traditionally been applied to the teaching of English to people for whom English is a foreign language and who will use English largely for short-term study, work or leisure purposes. TESL has traditionally been applied to the teaching of English to people for whom English is a second language in their home country, or people who are settling in an English-speaking country. TESOL is an umbrella term that now usually incorporates the other two acronyms.

Can I take the Trinity College London courses online?

Yes, we offer the Trinity CertTESOL as an online TESOL course taught live in our virtual classroom.

We also offer the Business English CertPTCommunicative Language Learning CertPTContent and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) CertPT or Teaching English online CertPT which are taught live in our virtual classroom.

What formal qualifications do I need to do the course?
Is there an age limit?

Trinity will allow someone to attend who is at least 18 years old on the course start date.

Do I need to have taught before to be able to do the course?

The Trinity CertTESOL course is designed for those with little or no experience of teaching English.

The Trinity CertPT is designed for practising teachers.

Can I take the course if English is not my first language?

English does not have to be your first language but you must be able to demonstrate a high level of English language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, whether it is a first, second or foreign language for you.

Refer to the Trinity CertTESOL entry requirements or the Trinity CertPT entry requirements.

Is the Trinity CertTESOL certificate a recognised course?

Yes. Click this link to verify the CertTESOL Ofqual level 5 registration.

Click this link to verify the CertPT CertPT Ofqual level 6 registration.

Trinity College London certificates are qualifications for English language teaching in the UK and internationally. The British Council accepts them for teachers in its accredited teaching organisations in the UK and overseas teaching operations. Many other state and independent sector teaching organisations also accept Trinity College London qualifications.

Credits are also awarded towards degree programmes offered by universities in the UK. In addition, there are many jobs available for those who hold a reputable certificate in TESOL or TEFL in the UK and worldwide.

Trinity College London TESOL qualifications are accredited on the qualifications framework as follows:

  • CertTESOL: Level 5
  • CertPT: Level 6
  • Diploma TESOL: Level 7

Teachers hoping to teach in mainstream education (primary, secondary, tertiary) should always check the requirements of that particular sector, per country, before embarking on a training course.

Trinity College London qualifications are accepted by most employers worldwide. In addition, they are welcomed by the British Council for new and experienced teachers in their accredited teaching organisations in the UK and their teaching centres worldwide.

Trinity College London is a member of professional language organisations worldwide, including:

  • European Association for Quality Language Services (EAQUALS)
  • European Association for Language Testing And Assessment (EALTA)
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
  • Quality in TESOL Education (Quite)
  • The Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
What books should I read for the course?

Refer to the “Are there any books I can read before I start my EBC TEFL course?” on our EBC Trinity CertTESOL course overview, syllabus, and more page.

Do I have to take an examination at the end of the course?

CertTESOL

You will have to produce five written assignments during the course, including a test of grammar and phonology. You will also have to complete a minimum of six hours of teaching practice with genuine learners of English. All the above must be completed to Trinity standards, and you will be given lots of professional guidance and support.

CertPT

You will have to produce four written assignments during the course. All assignments must be completed to Trinity standards and you will be given lots of professional guidance and support.

How long will it take to receive my results and certificate?

CertTESOL

We will let you know your result on the last day of the course when the external moderation and assessment confirm your result. Certificates are then issued to us 4-6 weeks after the end of the course. We will inform you by email when your certificates have arrived. You may pick them up or have them mailed to you.

CertPT

Due to Trinity College London limitations, we file your work for certification when we reach the Trinity required minimum of five submissions or quarterly (every three months), whichever happens first. The quarterly submission dates are the first working day of January, April, July and October.

What if I have a complaint?

If you have a complaint about the course or your assessment results, click here and follow the instructions.

What is the difference between Celta and the Trinity CertTESOL?

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is a similar teacher training qualification to the Trinity CertTESOL. Although similar in their content, mode of delivery and assessment, the two courses differ in more specific components and types of moderation and assessment. Trinity emphasises reflective journal writing, professional development and self-evaluation for trainees. The British Council accepts both courses as initial TESOL or TEFL qualifications for teachers in its accredited institutions in the UK and its teaching operations overseas.

If you do more research, you will find that the Trinity CertTESOL is easier on your budget than the CELTA.

Is the CertTESOL accredited on an official qualifications framework?

Trinity’s TESOL qualifications are accredited on the UK qualifications framework as follows:

  • CertTESOL: Level 5
  • CertPT: Level 6
  • Diploma TESOL: Level 7

Teachers hoping to teach in mainstream education (primary, secondary, tertiary) should always check the requirements of that particular sector, per country, before embarking on a training course.

Trinity’s TESOL qualifications are accepted by most employers worldwide. They are welcomed by the British Council for new and experienced teachers in their accredited teaching organisations in the UK, and in their own teaching centres worldwide.

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