Input seminar sessions combine TESOL theory and practice to develop course participants’ knowledge of language, teaching skills and preparedness to enter the TESOL industry. Trainers draw on their extensive experience of international ESOL teaching to advise and help trainees to prepare for the practical components of the course. Lesson preparation, teaching practice and reflective feedback constitute the classroom practice which trainees deliver on the course. Trainees are also taught how to effectively use resources such as textbooks, supplementary materials and audio visual aids, giving them realistic expectations about the language learning environments in which they will work on successful completion of the course.
At the end of the course, trainees’ portfolio work is reviewed by an independent Trinity moderator from the UK, who discusses progress on the course with trainees and assesses all submitted work to the Trinity standard.
Every trainee must attend and successfully complete all five of the course units. The work for Units 1, 2, 3 and 5 is marked by your internal course tutors and moderated or sampled and checked by a member of the Trinity moderators panel at the end of every course. The moderator externally assesses the work for Unit 4. The Units are listed below.