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  • Writer's pictureTom Garside

Everyone's online; what makes the Language Point online CertTESOL different?

Online teacher training, online TEFL, Trinity CertTESOL, Trinity CertPT

Language Point Training has been validated to deliver the Trinity CertTESOL in an online modes of study since 2018. We're designed to be online.

Our Trinity CertTESOL course was not a reaction to Covid-19. It was designed specifically to be delivered online, in a part-time mode, enabling teachers to access the course from wherever they are living and working, anywhere in the world. This means that we can reach teachers in countries where the qualification was previously unavailable. Our goal has always been sustainable training and our vision has always been online.

Since early 2020 when the pandemic took hold, many schools, universities and training centres have been forced to move their face to face delivery online. This has meant a huge shift in focus for teachers and trainers all over the world. We went through months of development to get our courses honed, we know how tough the shift can be, it requires a different way of thinking and a different way of training to run a course smoothly online.

Our Trinity CertTESOL course lasts 12 weeks. The length of the course means that trainees can manage their workload much more easily. We say it from the start, you have to put the work in to earn the Trinity CertTESOL but we designed the course so that there's an inbuilt level of flexibility and our trainees can access materials around other demands on their time.

This approach helps trainees to navigate the large amount of theory involved in the course, and have time to process new concepts as they learn, and focus on assignments, without having to juggle, or neglect, outside commitments.

The course is delivered through a combination of input videos, accompanying written tasks, peer collaboration, tutor feedback and live weekly tutorials with our course trainers. Trainees can manage their own time to complete tasks and assessments with regular feedback on their work.

Our course timetable is designed to introduce teaching and learning theories and language awareness content in the first weeks of the course, enabling more informed application of the information you learn in both written assignment work and teaching practice.

The 4-week Teaching Practice phase of the course can be held with students online, or face-to-face in physical classrooms where trainees are located. The Teaching Practice component of the course consists of 6 hours of observed lessons. How trainees work with their students for Teaching Practice will fit their own individual situations. We provide lesson planning support and detailed feedback on all observed teaching practice performed on the course.

All our courses are externally moderated by a Trinity College examiner, via written assignment grading and online interviews, at the end of the course.

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Tom Garside is Director of Language Point Teacher Education. Language Point delivers the internationally recognised RQF level 5 Trinity CertTESOL in a totally online mode of study, and the RQF level 6 Trinity College Certificate for Practising Teachers, a contextually-informed teacher development qualification with specific courses which focus on online language education or online methodology.

If you are interested to know more about these qualifications, or you want take your teaching to a new level with our teacher education courses, contact us or visit our CertTESOL FAQ and CertPT FAQ pages for details.


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