Trinity CertTESOL

Trinity CertTESOL

Course duration for T1 cities: 20 weeks (one day per week)

Course duration for other cities: Please refer to your manager.

Group size: Up to 11 participants

Delivery: Face to face

Entry requirements: High level of competence in written and spoken English (C1 on the CEFR). Foundation TEFL (or equivalent) required.

Completion requirements: Candidates must attend all sessions of the course and pass every unit to receive certification from Trinity.

Cost: 12,000RMB


Application procedure for the Trinity CertTESOL:

  • Complete the application form together with the writing task and email both to the contact person for your department listed below.

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by TRT for an interview.

  • Candidates will be informed of the result at the end of the interview.

  • TRT will send successful candidates an offer letter after the interview.


For teachers in EF English Centers - email your application form to your Regional Education Manager

For teachers in Franchise - email your application form to

For teachers in Kids & Teens - email your application form to your Production Manager

For Online teachers - email


What to expect during the interview:

  • Successful applicants need to demonstrate a high level of spoken and written competence at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). To assess the applicant’s writing skills, a handwritten task needs to be completed without the assistance of dictionaries or other aids in the interview.

  • Successful applicants need to demonstrate the willingness to work co-operatively as a member of the whole training group and the potential to respond to and provide constructive feedback.

  • Successful applicants need to demonstrate the ability to complete assignments and reading tasks independently as well as attend face to face training.

  • Additionally, the interviewer will ask questions related to teaching grammar, lexis and phonology.



This unit covers methodology, teaching skills, teaching practice and related portfolio, guided observation and related journal, coursebook and materials evaluation, methods of assessment and testing in the classroom. This unit is considerably larger than other units as it involves the assessment of skills, knowledge and understanding developed in all areas, but demonstrated in an integrated fashion as appropriate to a dynamic learning environment. As this qualification prepares the candidate specifically for the initial stages of the teaching profession, greater guided learning hours are attached to Unit 1 to ensure the vocational validity, relevance and professional integrity of the award in relation to the standards set by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and by other professional bodies internationally.


This unit covers trainees’ theoretical knowledge of linguistic form (phonological, lexical and syntactic), function and meaning in standard English and how to teach these to learners.


This unit covers one-to-one teaching methodology, needs analysis, linguistic analysis, lesson planning and syllabus design. It brings together, in the form of a practical assignment, all items studied in Units 1 and 2.


This unit covers the production, adaptation, use and evaluation of simple classroom teaching materials and tasks. The materials adapted/devised by trainees are used in teaching practice lessons. The assignment is externally assessed by a Trinity moderator.


This unit covers teaching methodologies and activities appropriate for beginner learners of a language, through little or no use of their first language (L1). It also introduces lesson planning and contrastive analysis.


The CertTESOL (like the CELTA) is accepted by the British Council as an initial TESOL or TEFL qualification for teachers in its accredited teaching organisations in the UK and in its own teaching operations overseas. Credits are also awarded towards degree programmes offered by universities in the UK. Both have at least one hundred hours of instruction and six hours of supervised teaching practice. An unaccredited course may provide good training, but the reputation of the training centre may well be limited to one city, region or country, and without regular external monitoring standards can vary.

The Trinity Cert TESOL is independently moderated by Trinity representatives. This means that the quality of the training you’ll receive meets the highest of standards – wherever in the world you do your course. As a result, over the years, the Trinity stamp of approval has come to be trusted by TEFL employers everywhere.