The Language Academy offers a range of professional development courses for teachers. Institutions are welcome to choose from the popular courses listed below, or to contact us to discuss arranging a bespoke course for their staff. Courses are offered both at the Preston campus and at partners overseas.
The Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) course gives inexperienced teachers an internationally recognised initial teaching qualification and provides trainees with the knowledge and skills required to begin careers in TESOL/TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
Trinity CertTESOL is validated by Trinity College London, and the certificate is recognised by the British Council for teaching in its accredited teaching organisations both in the UK and abroad. The CertTESOL is a Level 5 Certificate according to Ofqual’s Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and is equivalent to a CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
This course consists of:
130 hours contact time including:
By the end of the course, trainees will have:
“I enjoyed the course a lot and I have learnt so much. It was an interesting and fruitful experience. Thank you to the tutors for supporting and helping my journey!”
Trinity CertTESOL student, June 2018
This course is intensive and so it is recommended that you have no other work or study commitments for the four and a half weeks. 100% attendance is required for certification, and additional study (around 70-90 hours) is required both in the evenings and at weekends for successful completion of the course.
There are five units of assessment:
Unit 1: Teaching Skills
Unit 2: Language Awareness and Skills
Unit 3: Learner Profile
Unit 4: The Materials Assignment
Unit 5: Unknown Language
Workshops and input sessions will include:
Development of language awareness
Tuition in an unknown language
Teaching practice and feedback, both from peers and from your course tutors
Planning time and lesson preparation, with individual support from your course tutors
Materials evaluation and design
At least 4 hours of guided observations of experienced teachers
The course runs daily Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm with an hour lunch break.
Mornings are generally for input and workshops and afternoons are for observed teaching practice. You will have the support and guidance of friendly, experienced teacher trainers.
|Date||Home/EU Fees*||International Fees*|
|1 June – 3 July 2020||£1500||N/A|
|20 July – 21 Aug 2020||£1500||£2000|
*Fees correct at time of publishing (April 2019). International students who are currently studying at UCLan or are a graduate of UCLan will be charged Home/EU fees for this course.
“The pre-course experience was excellent; I heard back from the Language Academy shortly after submitting the application. The process was quick and the communication was polite.”
Trinity CertTESOL student, June 2018
How to apply
Groups can create their own bespoke ‘Teacher Development Programme’ to enhance professional skills and attributes.
Simply select one or more of the 1-week modules below:
Duration: From 1 – 5 weeks of study
Delivery: Full time
Level: Short course/CPD
Study Fees*: dependent on programme and size of group
|Module 1: Contemporary Teaching Methodology|
For practicing teachers who would like to be introduced to different perspectives on methodology
|Module 2: Current Issues in TESOL
Introduces participants to current areas of debate in TESOL and how these can be critically evaluated and applied to their own teaching
|Module 3: Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP)|
Designed for English teachers who prepare students to study or support students studying English medium courses in universities or other institutions
|Module 4: Testing and Assessment Opportunity|
Opportunity to explore the principles of testing and assessment in different teaching situations
|Module 5: Learning Technologies|
Learn about different technologies and how to make the best use of them in their specific teaching contexts