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Our Winchester TEFL course takes place full time over 4 weeks or part-time (2 evenings per week, plus alternate Saturdays) over a 16 week period. It is a Trinity CertTESOL course and fully accredited by Trinity College London
Unlike many courses which have little real value, the CertTESOL (Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an internationally recognised qualification which opens doors to the best TEFL jobs in the UK and abroad.
It is fully accredited by Trinity College London and accredited at Level 5 on the UK National Qualification Framework. The British Council (a branch of the Foreign Office tasked with promoting English language and culture) recognises this qualification when inspecting UK language schools and the majority of language schools abroad and serious online providers welcome it.
(the full-time and part-time courses have exactly the same syllabus)
The Winchester TEFL course components consist of five units of learning: teaching skills (this is naturally the weightiest unit), language awareness, creating a learner profile, a materials assignment (which is externally assessed by a Trinity moderator) and a unit which involves learning an unknown language, so that trainees can experience and learn from being on the other side of the classroom. There is no final exam. Your work for all units except the materials assignment will be assessed by your trainer.
You will teach for a minimum of six hours, and this will be continuously assessed. Each teaching session will be followed by constructive advice and suggestions and you will also have the opportunity to observe lessons given by our experienced tutors.
You will be asked to complete two written assignments, one creating a learner profile and the other an evaluation and adaptation of materials. These two assignments bring together much of what is covered in the teaching skills and language awareness components of the course.
You will complete two coursework assignments: an observation journal (based on the guided observations of experienced teachers) and one unknown foreign language journal.
Language awareness and phonology tests will be given at the end of the course.
I was thoroughly stimulated by this course and enjoyed it immensely. I am now capable of producing a well thought out, appropriate and stimulating lesson that will help students of English to achieve their linguistic aims.
Alison Hedger, who took our course and now carries out regular assignments for English Naturally