Full-time intensive course
This is a full time intensive programme of 130 hours.
This course runs for four weeks and two days.
As a guide, the working day is from 09:00 - 17:30, but there is always evening and weekend homework.
Trainees do a minimum of 6 hours of teaching practice during the course.
Successful trainees will be awarded the Trinity College London CertTESOL certificate.
We offer full time intensive courses:
in June at the Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey
The course is open to both RHUL and non-RHUL students.
You will need to either arrange accommodation nearby or commute to this course. We can sometimes help with local home stay accommodation.
in August in Berkshire College, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
This course is open to everyone
We can offer residential accommodation at significantly reduced rates for our trainees in Berkshire College, so this course is provides a perfect option for trainees from other countries or other parts of the UK.
It is a very intensive programme and because of this we strongly recommend that you have no other commitments for the duration of the course. This option is challenging, but at the same time it is a highly rewarding and enjoyable way of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to become a competent and confident teacher of English as a foreign language.
Many EFL teachers will tell you how their initial training course was one of the best and most enlightening things that they have ever done!
This is a key part of the course. It is where you get to teach real students so you can put the things that you cover during the course into action and develop your teaching skills under the close and careful guidance of the trainers.
The trainers help you plan, observe you teaching and then give you extensive feedback/suggestions/ideas after the lesson, which you can implement in future lessons. You are really able to notice how much rapid progress you make in the classroom from the first teaching practice to the last, which is incredibly satisfying and rewarding.
Teaching Practice usually takes place in the mornings, though we may also offer opportunities to do the teaching practice in one of our other centres in the evenings or weekends.
Berkshire College Centre
Teaching Practice usually takes place in the evenings, though we may also offer opportunities to do the teaching practice in one of our other centres in the daytime or weekends.
Accommodation in Berkshire College
The accommodation in Berkshire College is in shared rooms with half board included. We have a limited supply of single rooms are available at a supplement (early booking encouraged for these).
Rooms rates for 2019 are from £35 per night including half board (breakfast and evening meal)
Sandwiches, rolls and hot lunches can also be purchased on site.
Full Time Intensive Course Dates:
30th May to 28th June 2019 in Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), Egham, Surrey
8th August to 6th September 2019 in Berkshire College (BCA) near Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Prices for 2019 courses:
Course Fees £995.00 plus the Trinity Moderation fee of £150.00
Early Bird discount of £50 off Course Fees if full fees paid 8 weeks or more before the start date
(only applicable to direct bookings; i.e. not through agencies, etc.)
(Discounted fees are offered to RHUL students attending the RHUL course)