Frequently Asked Questions about EBC CertTESOL courses


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The basic tuition cost for our Madrid and online Trinity CertTESOL is the same. The price is 1,400 Euros and includes the Trinity College moderation and certification fee.


Both the online and Madrid courses require 160 hours of study and they are taken over 4 weeks on a full-time basis.


You can take the course online at home using our virtual classroom or in our training centre in Madrid, Spain.


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


Refer to the online and Madrid course pages for course start dates.


EBC cannot arrange grants or scholarships.


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.


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


Refer to our entry requirements page.


Trinity will allow someone to attend who is at least 18 years old. We set the age limit at 21 but will accept someone who is 18 or older if the person is assessed to be mature enough to handle the pressure of the course.


The course is designed for those with little or, more usually, no experience of teaching English.


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 our entry requirements page.


Yes, it is recognised as a qualification for English language teaching in the UK and internationally. The CertTESOL is accepted by the British Council as an initial TESOL or TEFL qualification for teachers in its accredited teaching organisations in the UK and in its own teaching operations overseas. Many other state and independent sector teaching organisations also accept the qualification.

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

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

  • CertTESOL: Level 5
  • 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.

Trinity 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)

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.


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


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


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


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


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

  • CertTESOL: Level 5
  • 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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