What is a Trinity course?
So you've been surfing the net for hours looking for a TEFL course and you've come across something called a Trinity Course? No, it's not a special
place you can do a TEFL course; neither is it TEFL training as scary (or scarily bad) as the film 'Blade Trinity'.
A Trinity course is simply a TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages) qualification that's widely recognised because it's validated by
the oldest examinations board in the world - Trinity College London. It's your passport to teaching across the world.
So what's a Trinity CertTESOL?
You'll often hear the Trinity course being referred to as a 'Trinity CertTESOL'. This sounds more technical than it really is; it simply stands for The
Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Why do a Trinity course?
You're probably itching to teach English abroad or even develop a career in TESOL, right? Either way, you'll want your pick of the best teaching jobs in
the world and will need to know at least the basics of how to teach a class (unless you fancy standing there like a gibbering mess not knowing what
Do I really need a Trinity course or any other TEFL course to teach abroad?
Although it may be true that you can get a teaching job in some countries without a TEFL certificate, these schools are unlikely to be reputable. And as
for paying well..! If you want the best choice of well-paid teaching jobs and all you the preparation you need for teaching English abroad, taking quality
training before you go is your best bet.
Who can do a Trinity course?
If you're over the age of 18, can speak English and have, at the very least, qualifications for entry into higher education in the UK (or equivalent in your
own country), then you can take a Trinity course. Unfortunately, not everyone who applies for a Trinity course is successful; all course providers hold
selection interviews which boil down to you meeting the above criteria and your overall suitability for a TESOL care