School Details - Brighton Brunswick Place
The school is located in a beautiful 5 storey regency building in the vibrant centre of Hove, with views of the seafront. Brighton town centre is within easy walking distance. and there are many restaurants, cafes and shops near the school.
With its wealth of beautiful eighteenth and nineteenth-century houses and many other important landmarks and buildings, Brighton provides a most attractive location to take the Trinity TESOL certificate
Its long seafront and busy streets are packed with cafes, bars, clubs, discos and shops of all kinds, all designed to attract and entertain visitors of all ages from every part of the world, providing a truly international atmosphere.
Studying the Trinity Cert TESOL at this school offers the following advantages
-support for each trainee from the point of acceptance on the course, including the opportunity to observe school lessons prior to starting the course, through the course itself and throughout your professional life.
-Opportunities for additional teaching practice. The Trinity College stipulation is a minimum of six hours whereas some of our trainees have taught eight.
-full participation in the daily life of a successful language school with a reputation for friendliness and quality. From Day 1 trainees will be involved with and learning from regular members of staff.
-help in job-finding and ongoing support throughout your career.
- an accommodation service for trainees from outside the area.
-a dedicated team of trainers and tutors available throughout the day for support and advice.
Due to the intensive tuition of any certificate course there is a fair degree of stress on trainees. The support of the tutors is the key factor in this area and the team will work to ensure any difficulties are dealt with immediately.
General Course Aims
This course leads to the award of the Trinity Certificate in TESOL. Along with the RSA Celta, this is the most widely accepted qualification for teachers of EFL/ESOL, with recognition from schools and colleges worldwide and bodies such as the British Council and the QCA. You can anticipate a demanding but enjoyable month.
Successful trainees will be able to demonstrate the following on completion of the course:
-Knowledge of the main phonological, lexical and syntactic features of contemporary English
-Awareness of learning needs and motivation of learners
-Ability to create and maintain learner interest
-Ability to prepare lessons plans with achievable aims
-Ability to maintain and stimulate active participation among a class of learners
-Ability to evaluate and adapt published material and create simple teaching materials
-Broad understanding of the main advantages and disadvantages of various language teaching approaches
-Ability to evaluate their own effectiveness as teachers
-Awareness of post-course development and the structure of the profession
The vast majority of trainees find the overall experience to be an extremely rewarding and exhilarating one. Owing to the admissions requirements outlined below, we anticipate that the vast majority of trainees will successfully complete the course and gain the certificate. However, failure to meet the criteria as laid out at the start of the course will results in a fail grade
The course consists of several different components:
Input sessions with course tutors These take place during the morning and will examine both theoretical and practical aspects of EFL teaching, introducing techniques that can be applied to your own lessons. There will also be slots dedicated to the study of grammar, pronunciation and other aspects of the English language.
Each trainee completes a minimum of six hours supervised classroom teaching. Classes consist of a minimum of six people and are composed of multi-lingual students already enrolled in the school who attend on a 'Free Lesson' basis. Generally we will be able to offer more teaching slots to interested trainees.
You will be required to observe several lessons taught at the School in order to further trainee's ability to assess teacher performance. There are also opportunities to observe lessons prior to the commencement of the course.
Unknown Language Training
You will spend four hours learning an unknown language during the course to help you appreciate the problems faced by learners and encourage you to analyze your own reactions to the experience. Completion of the module is required but there will be no test of proficiency in the target language.
You will be asked to complete a series of journals relating to the components above to help you analyze and reflect upon them.
Learner Profile You will spend several hours interviewing, teaching and analyzing the language capabilities and study style of a student on a one to one basis.
There is no formal exam at the end of the course. However, trainees take a Language Awareness test in the final week and have the opportunity to meet a Trinity Moderator on the last day of the course.
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, plus 2 Saturdays (towards the end of the course)
Taking my Tesol at this school is the best decision I've made so far in my life.
I felt that with no previous experience of teaching I would struggle with getting to grips with the foundation of our language, let alone being able to guide somebody else through it. However, this assumption was just not the case.
We had the luxury of attention from our tutors, in more ways than just instruction and correction. What I really enjoyed were the discussions, debates and conversations we had during class. Through Matt giving us the time and respect to delve deeper into our learning, the only thing I really regret about our course is that it wasn't longer.
Not only did I gain a valuable experience, a TEFL qualification, and a diverse insight into teaching, I also made true friends and a new-found confidence in abilities I didn't even know I had. Thank you, for more than you know!
- Fern Woodward -
The TESOL course was extremely professional and prepared me well for life in the classroom. The expertise of our tutor Matt was inexhaustible and I felt very confident with the level of training I was receiving. Thank you.
- Dotti Colvin -
Fantastic atmosphere in the school. Everyone was so friendly and supportive. The teaching was of an extremely high standard and we couldn't have wanted more! I especially appreciated the focus on phonology that I know some other courses don't give.
- Victoria Miles -
The trainers were simply excellent; I really can't say enough about how dedicated, professional and approachable they were.
The course was indeed a lot of hard work but was immensely rewarding. I was amazed at how much I managed to learn in such a short period. The teaching practice, which was the most important part of the course, was absolutely essential in building my confidence to find work as a teacher. The best part of the course was the sense of satisfaction in completing such a rigorous qualification, and the confidence I felt about putting my new skills to use.
- Rowan Mitchell
The school was brilliant; full of teaching resources and the staff was very experienced and really helpful.
- Barbora Sladkova -
I thought the course was very effective and will allow me to be confident when applying for teaching positions.
- Christopher Davies -
I loved the course and enjoyed every minute of it. What I liked the most were the lessons as a trainee teacher, the first contact with teaching and with real students.
- Celeste Tenorio -
Help for Jobs
This school is a major employer in the UK, particularly in summer with some 500 centre staff needed. They have developed a network of contacts from their experiences outside the UK and can advise on most countries and direct to reliable employers in the major markets.
How to Apply
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You can also submit an application by email. We will explain how to do this on the application form. Please contact us if you have any problems with the application procedure.