Category Archives: Trinity CertTESOL

Interview – Big changes at Trinity TESOL

I can’t remember why I ended up looking at the list of Trinity TESOL courses a couple of months ago, but when I did I got the distinct impression that they had expanded since the last time I’d looked. I therefore … Continue reading

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IATEFL recommends Cambridge and Trinity

I also do, if only because that’s what employers ask for. However, I’m not very comfortable about an international teaching association taking such a clear position on which TEFL course to take. From their FAQ: “Do you accredit any courses? … Continue reading

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Dumbing Down in EFL?

 A few bits of ELT history that I wasn’t aware of until reading this article  on DevelopingTeachers.com The Trinity Diploma (then the Trinity College Licentiate Diploma) came first, with the Cert level certificate coming later. Similarly, the original RSA Cert was … Continue reading

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A bit of TEFL justice

Paul Lowe and his former sidekick Ashley Arnold have been given fines, community service and (for Paul) a suspended sentence for the notorious time when Windsor Schools took money off students for a Trinity TESOL course knowing full well that … Continue reading

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How to really improve the standard of TEFL courses

The Guardian reports (uncritically, as ever when it comes to TEFL) on the setting up of yet another organisation meant to, apparently, boost the standards of TEFL in the UK- this one called The Association for the Promotion of Quality … Continue reading

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An interview with Bruce V of TEFL International Part 5

This is pretty old now as it was part of the same interview that eventually became Parts One, Two, Three and Four. Unlike them, I couldn’t be bothered updating or sending the third set of follow up questions this time, … Continue reading

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Craptus TEFL and the Guardian are up to their tricks again

“It’s also worth remembering that in some places in the world your online certificate will actually be enough to get you work. These tend to be places where there is a huge demand for teachers, and where any Tefl qualification … Continue reading

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6 Ways TEFL Certificate Course Providers Try to Rip You Off – Part 2

by guest writer “TEFLista” 3. Call Anyone a Trainer (and count on most people not asking about their qualifications). Arguably, the most important part of a good TEFL course is its trainers. Good trainers might be able to save a … Continue reading

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