Trinity Cert TESOL Course - the only globally recognised equivalent to the CELTA

CertTESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) 是由英國倫敦三一學院(Trinity College London)認證之英語教學能力國際證照,由英格蘭監管學歷證照之政府機構Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)認定為第5級之專業證書。台灣英國文化協會經英國倫敦三一學院正式授權為CertTESOL課程提供者。

Trinity’s TESOL qualifications are recognized as professionally sound qualifications by major employers worldwide. The Trinity CertTESOL is a teacher training course at Level 5 of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) designed for those who have limited experience of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). The training equips them with the initial skills and knowledge needed to take up posts as ESOL, and EFL teachers and gives them a firm foundation for self-evaluation and further professional development. The British Council in Taiwan is the sole validated course provider by Trinity College London in Taiwan.

  2020 CertTESOL Course
Dates 16 March to 13 May (no classes for 2-3 April and 1 May), total of 40 days. 
Provisional moderation date: Thursday, 21 May
Time 9:30 - 12:45 (Every Monday to Friday; with a 15-minute break)
Course length The course length is around 130 timetabled hours per trainee, and 70 non-timetabled hours (a total qualification time of more than 200 hours)

Course Fee: NT$77,000 per trainee. If two participants sign up together, it is NT$70,000 per trainee.

Course objectives and structure

課程目標  Course objectives

Trainees will be expected to demonstrate the following learning outcomes on completion of the course:

  1. Knowledge of the main grammatical, lexical and phonological features of standard English
  2. Awareness of the learning needs of individuals or groups of learners, and of the motivation of learners in a variety of cultures and contexts
  3. Ability to establish rapport and create and maintain learners’ interest
  4. Ability to draw up a range of lesson plans with clear and achievable aims, using appropriate methods for learners with various needs
  5. Ability to manage and stimulate active participation among a class of learners and provide a relevant learning environment and learning opportunities in relation to their learning objectives
  6. Ability to evaluate, use and adapt published material and create simple teaching material, which may include using the internet, visual aids, audio, video and ICT
  7. Broad understanding of the main advantages and disadvantages of various language teaching approaches
  8. Ability to evaluate their own effectiveness as teachers and to work co-operatively as members of a teaching team
  9. Awareness of the need to continue their development as ESOL teachers
  10. Awareness of the means of finding a TESOL post after training and of the main issues relevant to employment in this area

課程架構  Course structure 

The course length is around 130 timetabled hours per trainee, and 70 non-timetabled hours (a total qualification time around 200 hours).

Timetabled hours will include:

  • supervised input
  • teaching and observation
  • preparation for teaching and completion of the Teaching Practice Portfolio
  • preparation and completion of the Learner Profile
  • preparation and completion of the Unknown Language Journal
  • preparation for the Materials Assignment.

The 70 non-timetabled hours will include:

  • reading, research, assignment writing and lesson preparation.

The qualification is made up of five course units which include

  • Unit 1: Teaching Skills
  • Unit 2: Language Awareness & Skills
  • Unit 3: Learner Profile
  • Unit 4: The Materials Assignment
  • Unit 5: Unknown Language

Course director and tutors

本課程總監及講師均經過Trinity College London審核及認可

Approved Course Director and Tutors

Course tutors are approved by Trinity College London and have extensive experience in teacher training across various education sectors, in materials design and as authors, as well as in presenting papers and workshops at conferences.

Who should apply for this course?


Who should apply for this course?

Novice or experienced teachers interested in developing their classroom based skills and theoretical knowledge. Experienced teachers without a formal qualification will also benefit from the course. 

Application requirement

英語口說及書寫能力均需達CEFR C1,英國文化協會對於學員之篩選保有決定權,並會透過面談了解報名者之經歷

Application requirement

Course participants must have a high level of competence in spoken and written English, whether English is their first, second or additional language.

The minimum entry level is CEFR C1. Only recognized proficiency test results will be accepted where the exam included a speaking and writing component. Entry is at the discretion of the Course Director and applicants without a formal English qualification may be offered entry without an official exam.

There is also a pre-course interview to determine suitability for the course.

Contact Details

有意報名者請填報名表。 報名與付款請上本次課程合作夥伴中國文化大學推廣教育部網頁或中國文化大學推廣教育部Amy Lee。如欲了解更多課程內容,請洽英國文化協會:Steven MurrayKaren Ke

To apply, please fill in the pre-course interview form. We work with Chinese Culture University on registration, please register here and email your application to Amy Lee (Chinese Culture University). For course enquiries, please contact Steven Murray (British Council) or Karen Ke (British Council).