FAQs

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How do I apply?

  • Download and complete the application form.
  • Email the completed application form to trinity@eurospeak.org.uk or post it to our address.
  • We will contact you to arrange an interview in person or by phone.
  • Complete the language test and free writing exercise.
  • We confirm your place on your selected course.
  • Pay the course fee.
  • We send you a pre-course assignment to complete before the course starts and joining instructions.

Aren’t sure yet or have additional questions? Read the downloadable Eurospeak – Trinity CertTESOL Brochure or Course Information Pack and contact us with any queries.

What is the Certificate?

The Trinity CertTESOL is the internationally accepted initial teaching qualification for TEFL/TESOL teachers. Each course is inspected, moderated and approved by Trinity College London, one of the world’s most prestigious training institutions. This hallmark of quality ensures that schools around the world will accept Cert holders as teachers.

What can I do with the Certificate?

With a Trinity Certificate, you can embark on a career as an English language teacher  – either applying to schools in the UK, or travelling abroad to the numerous exciting countries where demand for EFL teachers is very high. Previous Trinity Certificate holders have started work in Brazil, Thailand, China, Italy, Greece, Spain and countless other locations in Europe and beyond.


Who are Eurospeak?

Founded in 1991, we are one of the leading language schools in the South East of England. We offer a wide variety of EFL classes for foreign students, and our dedicated Trinity CertTESOL training facility is housed in a dedicated training centre.

Read more about us and our school: About Eurospeak

What does the course involve?

The full time intensive course is a packed 4 week programme and the part-time course a 12 week programme involving a series of training sessions, projects, assignments and practice lessons enacted with real foreign students. You will learn about English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. You will learn about different ways to plan lessons, and techniques to use in the class to help students learn effectively. You will have plenty of opportunity to practice these techniques in lessons which are observed by our expert trainers. Your presentation and communication skills will be developed, and you will learn how to get the most from materials, resources and the students themselves.

Read the downloadable Eurospeak – Trinity CertTESOL Brochure

How much work is involved?

This is an intensive course!

In the full-time course, you will be in our training centre from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with about 1 hour for lunch. There will be some further preparation and assignment work to do in the evenings and at weekends, typically at least 1 hour each evening and 3 hours at weekends. You should not make plans for other work or personal projects or weekend breaks during the course.

While the part-time course involves the same work spread over 12 weeks, most people who participate in the programme have other full-time commitments which makes it harder.

It’s essential that you are aware of the content of the course in advance, and the amount of work that it involves. Our Downloadable Eurospeak – Trinity CertTESOL Brochure and our Course Information Pack are the best places to start.

What kind of people go on the course?

Our trainee teachers are a wide range of people. Some are recent graduates looking for their first step into TESOL teaching, whether as a career or as part of a travel plan. Others are people seeking a career change, who are interested in the opportunities that a Trinity CertTESOL brings. There are also people currently working as teachers who wish to gain this universally accepted qualification as part of a career plan. Everyone has their individual motivation and hopes for the future! Many of our trainees form friendships with their peers on the course and stay in touch afterwards.

Read more about your potential classmates.

Are there minimum requirements for entry to the course?

Yes, you generally need to have A level qualifications or equivalent. Please contact us if you are unsure whether your qualifications are appropriate.

You also need to speak English to a level comparable to a native speaker, again please contact us if you have questions about your level of English.

Read more about course eligibility.

When do I get my Certificate?

At the end of the course, Moderators from Trinity College London visit us and validate the grade we have awarded to each trainee teacher. We award you a temporary confirmation of grade document which you can present to an employer. It takes about 4-6 weeks for the school to receive the final certificates from Trinity College London. These are then sent to all the trainees by post.


What’s included in the price?

Basically, everything! The price includes all the training, marking of the assignments, dedicated support from the trainers and the fee payable to Trinity College London for the final Moderation and validation of your grade. The only items you need to buy yourself are stationery and a small selection of EFL teaching books, as detailed in our Course Information Pack.  Accommodation and meals are not included.


Can you arrange accommodation for trainee teachers on the Intensive Course?

Yes, we can arrange good quality home stay accommodation with local families. There is also a huge range of apartment, hotel and house share accommodation available to rent in the Reading area. Do contact us if you require any assistance.