TESOL Starter Course
The introductory module of the Trinity CertTESOL course is now available as a standalone fully online course – the TESOL Starter course. The starter course fee will be deducted from the Trinity CertTESOL course fee should you choose to study with English for Asia.
- Duration: 20 hours
- Study Mode: Fully online, self-access
- Level: Pre-Certificate
- Price: HKD $1,200 (approx. USD $154)
This Starter Course forms an essential preparatory module to the Level 5 Trinity Certificate in TESOL at English for Asia. It will provide you with a strong theoretical base for teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), while increasing your overall fundamental knowledge of the English language.
This online pre-CertTESOL course will:
- Provide you a thorough introduction into the areas of grammar, phonology and teaching methodologies from an English teacher's perspective
- Prepare you with the foundation knowledge you need to confidently tackle a Trinity CertTESOL or a Cambridge CELTA
- Give you an insight to what a CertTESOL course will involve plus the level of commitment this will mean for you
Through watching videos, listening to podcasts, observing lessons and completing reflective tasks you will take the first steps in developing your knowledge and skills in teaching English.
Course materials are accessible for 12 months from the date of purchase, allowing you to complete the course at your own pace.
After completing the Starter Course, you can progress to our accredited Trinity CertTESOL qualification – one of the worlds most recognised and in demand TEFL/TESOL/TESL qualifications. The HKD$ 1,200 Starter Course fee will be discounted from your Trinity Certificate in TESOL should you choose to study with us.
Who is this course for?
- For those preparing for a Trinity CertTESOL or Cambridge CELTA qualification
- For teachers who want to improve their knowledge of grammar, phonology and teaching methodologies
For those who want a short introduction to what a TESOL course may involve
This course is divided into four units:
1. Approaches and Methods to Teaching English as a Foreign Language
In this unit we discuss advantages and disadvantages of popular teaching approaches and methods and look at common misconceptions of learning a language.
In this unit we analyse parts of speech and sentence structure from a learner’s perspective, helping you to better anticipate common problems your learners will encounter, and plan effective solutions for your classes.
In this unit we look at phonology as a tool for your teaching and preparation of lessons, and learn some useful terminology to help us describe sounds.
4. About the CertTESOL course.
The final unit introduces you to the CertTESOL qualification which you may be interested in studying after this course.
What to expect:
Learning input on this course varies to include engaging with texts, analysing graphics and observing aspects of teaching practice. This is supplemented with a series of tasks, including reflection activities and contributions to a discussion forum.
The answers to quizzes in this course will be available once you have completed the task. This enables you to review your ideas and highlight areas of focus that you need to work on. In addition, you can refer to the glossary tab to review keywords and terms related to TESOL.
How do I enrol?
After purchasing the course, you will be directed to our online learning platform to set up your study account.
The course will be available for 12 months from the purchase date.
If you would like to make a payment via bank transfer, please contact us directly.
What are my options after completing this course?
Many progress onto studying our accredited Trinity Certificate in TESOL qualification - an internationally recognised qualification for those looking to start a career in English Language Teaching.
Completion of our online CertTESOL Starter Course gives yourself and our Course Trainers assurance that you have the strong foundation needed to complete the 130 hour qualification.
If you choose to study our Trinity Certificate in TESOL qualification, you will be eligible to receive a HKD$1,200 discount from the course fee.