New to India: the Trinity College Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [The LTCL Diploma TESOL]

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What is the Trinity College Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages?

It is an advanced qualification for English Language teachers with at least two years experience after taking the Trinity College Certificate in TESOL or the CELTA or other equivalent qualification in English Language teaching.

The DipTESOL is regulated in England by Ofqual and registered at Level 7 on the Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework, the same level as master’s degrees and many other post-graduate qualifications.

The DipTESOL is accepted by the British Council as a full English Language Teaching (or ‘TEFL’) qualification for teachers in its accredited teaching organisations in the UK and in its own teaching operations overseas. Having the DipTESOL enables holders to have roles such as examiners, teacher educators and centre managers/directors of studies.

What is Trinity College, London and why is its validation important?

Trinity College, London is an examination board in London which has offered examinations in communicative and performing arts since 1877. It has been offering examinations in India for more than 125 years. It is one of the most highly respected examination boards in the world and is famous for its high standards.

Why is it useful to hold this qualification?

It is accepted all over the world as evidence of advanced knowledge and skills in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. It is recognised as a Level 7 qualification by the Office of Qualifications in the UK. This is the level of qualification for post graduate courses  in the UK. This course is also recognised for credits towards a Masters degree in English Language Teaching and CILA has already arranged for successful candidates to be offered the chance to join the second year of the Sheffield Hallam Masters in TESOL by distance learning.

It is valued by employers looking for senior staff and is highly desirable for those who wish to pursue careers as moderators or examiners for international English tests. It is accepted all over the world by employers, including the British Council.

What does the course involve?

The course involves:

  • A seven month online course involving numerous tasks such as posting comments on important issues in English language teaching, reading papers and book extracts, completing quizzes and writing essays.
  • A 4 week face to face course in which your teaching skills are assessed in 5 lessons taught by you. You take a 30 minute oral exam in phonology and you prepare for a written exam on grammar, teaching skills and professional development.
  • Three projects need to be completed: an Observation Instrument project, a Developmental project and a research project. These should be submitted by mid-July.

 How long does the course take?

Online Stage : 7 Months

Face to face Stage : 4 Weeks

What is the cost?

The course costs 2,600 Euros if paid in one payment or 2,700 Euros if paid in 4 instalments with an initial payment of 750 Euros. You are also required to pay 500 Euros for the Trinity examination fees.

When does the course begin in Kerala in 2018?

The on-line course is from October 2018 to April 2019

The Face to Face course will be held at Cochin International Language Academy, Kerala with a Diploma tutor from Oxford TEFL and a Trinity diploma moderator from July 8th 2019  – August 2nd 2019.

When does the course begin in Kerala in 2019?

The on-line course is from January 2019 to July 2019

The Face to Face course will be held at Cochin International Language Academy, Kerala with a Diploma tutor from Oxford TEFL and a Trinity diploma moderator from October 28th  – November 22nd 2019.

How do I apply?

You can apply through this link: Apply Now