Check our FAQ for answers to your TEFL questions.

 

1. What do TEFL and its associated acronyms stand for?

2. Can I get a job with a Train-to-TEFL certificate?

3. What's the difference between Trinity Cert TESOL and CELTA?

4. Do I need good grammar?

5. Do I need a university degree?

6. How long is my online course subscription valid for?

 

1. What does TEFL and associated acronyms stand for?

Broadly speaking, they are the same though ESOL refers to teaching English to immigrants living in English speaking countries whereas TEFL, TESOL and EFL refer to teaching learners who live in countries where English isn’t the first language.


2. Can I get a job with a Train-to-TEFL certificate?

Yes! Our Trinity Cert TESOL Certificate is an internationally recognised and respected qualification which will enable you to work pretty much wherever you want including the UK!

These courses are designed to give you valuable insight into the world of English language teaching and can lead to opportunities abroad. If you want to travel the world and be able to earn some money as you go then this course will help you achieve your goal. The only real limitation to any introductory TEFL course is the type of employer you will be eligible to work for; work at universities and many of the larger schools will almost certainlly require a Trinity Cert TESOL.


3. What’s the difference between the Trinity Cert TESOL and the CELTA?

The Trinity Cert TESOL (Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) and the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) are both level 5 qualifications. To put that into context, a level 6 qualification is equivalent to getting an honours degree. They are equally recognised throughout the world and are usually completed intensively over 4 weeks. If you are dedicated to purusing a career in English language teaching in the UK or abroad you should consider our four week intensive Trinity Cert TESOL course.


4. Do I need good grammar?

If you haven’t studied grammar since school or are concerned that you can’t remember any of it, please don’t worry, English grammar features as a component on all our courses.


5. Do I need a university degree?

To study on the Trinity Cert TESOL you will need the equivalent of A-level qualifications due to the academic nature of the course. Whilst a degree isn't essential, many employers will require their teachers to hold a degree in addition to a teaching qualification. If you are not sure if this is for you, or you are not ready to make a month long commitment why not try our TESOL introduction course? Should you wish to undertake the Trinity Cert Course at a later date, you will receive a loyalty discount on production of your online certificate.

Our online courses are designed for just about anyone with an interest in exploring the world of ELT. Whilst a university education is not a pre-requisite to the course, we do ask that applicants have a native or near native grasp of English. 


6. How long is my online course subscription valid for?

Your subscription is valid for 6 months after the initial purchase. Trinity Cert customers will also have access to the online course for a six month period.