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CertTESOL - Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages

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CertTESOL - Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages

Part-time Courses

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Course Description

  • Do you want to learn the essential skills for teaching English as a foreign language abroad or in the UK?
  • Do you want an internationally recognised teaching English qualification?
  • Do other cultures interest and excite you?
  • Do you have strong English communication skills?
  • Are you ready for a rewarding challenge?

If so, then this course could be for you!

This qualification is designed to enable you to:

  • Develop familiarity with the principles and practice of effective teaching to adult learners of English
  • Develop basic skills for teaching adults in the language classroom
  • Develop an awareness of language and knowledge of the English language, and how to apply these in your professional practice
  • Develop an initial understanding of the contexts within which adults learn English, their motivations and the roles of the teacher and the learner
  • Develop familiarity with appropriate resources and materials for use with adult learners of English for teaching, testing and for reference
  • Identify opportunities for your own future development as professionals in the field

Careers opportunities include:

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language abroad
  • Travelling and working abroad
  • Teaching ESOL in the UK
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language online
  • Individual tutoring

Entry Criteria

  • Candidates must be 18 or over
  • You must demonstrate the ability to work effectively at undergraduate/university level
  • To work professionally as an ESOL teacher, you do not need to be a native speaker. However, you will need appropriately high levels of spoken and written English - IELTS 7/8; Level 3
  • You must be willing to work effectively within the group and to respond constructively to feedback on your personal performance
  • You must successfully complete pre-course task and an interview


Minimum number of course hours (90 hours of input over a minimum a 130-hour programme), with 6 hours of teaching practice with learners of English.

The main course content is delivered and assessed through five units:

  • Unit 1: Teaching skills
  • Unit 2: Language awareness including grammar and phonology
  • Unit 3: Learner profile
  • Unit 4: Materials assignment
  • Unit 5: Unknown language


A range of written and practical assignments, including journals, lesson planning, written rationale, written evaluations


The CertTESOL is accepted by the British Council as an initial TESOL or TEFL qualification in the UK and overseas. Credits are also awarded towards degree programmes offered by universities in the UK.

Holding a reputable certificate in TESOL or TEFL gives you access to many jobs in the UK and worldwide. UK broadsheets and specialist journals often feature TESOL/TEFL articles as well as advertisements for teaching posts.

Campus Information Bangor


This TESOL course and CertTESOL qualification (Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - CertTESOL) is a TESOL or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate designed for those with little or no experience of teaching English.

The CertTESOL is a practically-oriented, convenient part-time or intensive course designed to provide you with the skills and accreditation needed to teach the English language to adults in the UK or overseas. This allows you to gain this internationally recognised qualification in whichever way suits you best.

You will be working with learners from all over the world and from all kinds of backgrounds making our classes an ideal training ground for learning the fundamental skills of teaching ESOL/EFL either in the UK or overseas. But what really sets us apart as a TESOL training provider is the opportunity to gain experience of working in a fully bilingual setting – this can give you an advantage during interviews and the confidence to work overseas in new countries. Outside the course, you will be able to enjoy the people, the communities, the nature and the activities that North Wales is so famous for.


Candidates acquire the basic skills and knowledge needed to successfully and confidently take up a first post as an ESOL/EFL teacher. On completion of the course you will have a solid foundation in the theory and practice of English teaching as well as a clear insight into the challenges facing the learner and the role of the teacher.

It will prepare you to teach in the UK and internationally using state-of-the-art tools, such as interactive Smartboards, as well as preparing you to teach in low-tech situations.


When choosing a course for your future in ESOL/EFL teaching, it is in your interest to choose a reputable qualification and professional training provider. CertTESOL is recognised as an international standard in the field of ESOL and our team at Coleg Menai have a successful track record of teacher training provision with many learners going on to secure fulfilling and engaging posts.

A high quality TESOL training course is an essential first step towards a successful and rewarding career in ESOL/EFL, so make sure the provider you choose meets the professional standards you would expect.


Our team of highly professional trainers have over 100 years of teaching and training experience between them, and have taught in over 6 countries worldwide. Over the last two decades, we have built a centre of excellence for ESOL in beautiful North Wales.

Other details

Course type: Part-time Courses

Level: 5

Programme Area:

  • Skills for Work

Skills for Work

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