What is the Trinity College London DipTESOL?
The Trinity College London Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DipTESOL) is an English Language Teaching qualification rated at a Level 7 on Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework which makes it comparable to a Master’s degree or any other post-graduate qualification. It is ideal for experienced practitioners wishing to progress to positions in management, teacher education and examining. It’s also suitable for teachers wanting to advance their knowledge and skills for their own personal development, or to support and guide less experienced colleagues. The Trinity College London DipTESOL is accepted by the British Council and other international teaching organisations around the world as a full English language teaching certification.
Why should I do my DipTESOL at CILA?
That’s a good question! Here are 4 reasons why:
- We have highly-trained professionals. Our course is led by instructors who have completed their Level 7 TEFL qualifications and have more than 20 years of experience in the field. You can get to know them better here.
- We have well-equipped smart classrooms. Be it teaching practice or input sessions, we have classrooms equipped with OHPs, desktops with active internet connections, and smartboards, allowing you to experience, implement and experiment with modern-age teaching technology.
- We are the only Trinity College London DipTESOL centre in India. We are the only provider of the Trinity College London DipTESOL and an OFQUAL Level 7 qualification in the country, allowing Indian nationals a chance to fulfil their dreams without leaving the country and providing foreign nationals with the opportunity to experience the wonders of India while doing the same! Find us on the list of official DipTESOL certification providers here.
- We are located in the heart of God’s own country. Need we say more? CILA is situated in Angamaly, a suburb of Kochi which makes it the perfect place to experience Kerala while also allowing you the right environment to focus on a course this intensive. Attractions like the Athirapally Falls, Fort Kochi, Cherai Beach and Lulu Mall are only 1-2 hours away, should you need respite from your coursework and the area is surrounded by restaurants that offer one the opportunity to sample authentic Kerala cuisine. The airport is only 6 kms away from CILA too, which makes it extremely convenient for those coming from outside.
So, what modules will I be covering if I choose to do my DipTESOL?
All DipTESOL course participants are assessed on their performance in 4 units. Additionally, prior to the course, participants are also expected to complete a set number of pre-course assignments and reading.
|Pre-Course Assignments||Not Assessed||These include a range of readings and exercises/assignments aimed at recapping all that is covered during the CertTESOL. – basic concepts in grammar, phonology, teaching methodology, language acquisition and classroom management, along with an introduction to research methodology.|
|Unit 1 – Language, Teaching and Learning||
Sections 2 & 3 will only be assessed if you pass Section 1
This unit is a 3-hour written exam with 3 sections:
|Unit 2 – The Teacher as a Developmental Reflective Practitioner||
Internally Assessed and Externally Moderated –
The coursework portfolio for this unit must comprise 3 projects. Each of these submissions must be between 27,000 and 33,0000 words in length, excluding the contents page, bibliography and appendices. This word limit can be stretched to 35,000 words, but with a deduction of marks. The 3 projects in this unit are as follows:
|Unit 3 – Phonological Theory in Classroom Practice||
Externally Assessed –
This unit entails a 30-minute interview with a Trinity examiner that has 3 sections
|Unit 4 – Learner Analysis, Preparation, Delivery and Self-Evaluation in Teaching||
Internally and Externally Assessed
|This unit requires participants to plan, deliver and reflect upon a minimum of 5 observed 60-minute lessons. Of these, at least 1 will be externally assessed, while the rest will be internally assessed. Participants will also be expected to submit an internally assessed and externally moderated teaching journal based on internally assessed lessons.|
How is the course structured?
The input sessions of the DipTESOL will take 3 months, during which participants will be exposed to the knowledge and skills they will need to attempt the assessments in each of the units.
Following this, they must attempt any one of Units 1,3 or 4 within a year. This can be done in no particular order, in accordance to the participant’s convenience and availability of test dates. After the participant has completed any one of these units, they will have 3 years to complete Unit 2, although at CILA we strive to ensure that the candidate completes the entire course in a much shorter timeframe than this.
How much would I have to pay?
If you wish to take up the DipTESOL at CILA, here are the expenses you will have to take into account:
|Training Fee||This fee covers the complete 3-month course. It also includes all facilities, materials and resources provided such as reference books needed for the course, library access, access to computers with a Wi-Fi connection, printer access with a provision to print the first 500 sheets for free, tea and coffee whenever you need a bus service to and from the main gate to the institute on working days and an airport or railway station pick-up at any time of the day on arrival.||Approximately € 2,518.5
|Exam Fee||The examination fee is to be paid separately and is NOT included in the training fee. It must be paid 2 months before your first submission, so you can take up to 1 month after joining our institute to pay this.||€ 494
(Approximately ₹ 41,132.9)
|Total = € 3,013.5 (₹ 2,50,843.7/-)|
Trinity College London Diploma in TESOL Course Dates in 2022
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Do you have any further questions? Here are some FAQs!
About the DipTESOL
Now, this is certainly true for the Level 5 qualifications, but it’s a bit more complicated for the Level 7 qualifications. While the Trinity College London DipTESOL and the Cambridge DELTA both have an equal standing in the world of EFL teaching, the differences in the individual modules should be considered before making a decision.
The DipTESOL has 4 units – an extra unit focused mainly on integrating phonology into teaching. The research element of the DipTESOL, as well as the teaching practice sessions allow course participants more flexibility and autonomy. The DipTESOL has 3 types of research projects – allowing participants complete freedom of choice within the purview of each specific type. Teaching practice sessions in the DipTESOL include constant guidance and feedback from tutors through pre- and post- lesson discussions with facilitators.
On the other hand, with 3 modules, the DELTA does not have a phonology-focused module, and requires only a post-lesson written reflection after every teaching practice lesson, with no pre- or post- lesson discussions. The research element of the DELTA allows for only 1 of 2 types of projects – focused on either course design or teaching management.
While professionally the DipTESOL and the DELTA open similar doors, a participant’s choice should be made based on what they wish to gain from the course – what skills they want to develop and what they feel would benefit them more in the future.
You can read more in detail about the differences between the DipTESOL and the DELTA on our blog here.
You can also look at the articles on the topic by Dublin TEFL here and here, which we believe to be quite insightful.
For native speakers of English, the possibilities are endless; the opportunities for non-native speakers are slightly more limited, as some employers prefer hiring native speakers in such roles; however, countries in Asia and South America like Japan, the UAE, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Columbia, Nepal and Ecuador are very welcoming to non-native speaking Trinity College London DipTESOL holders.
It is important to be realistic about the fact that the passport you hold may open or close certain doors for you; however, if you’re open to adventures and taking chances, there is a plethora of opportunities waiting for you, both online and offline.
An initial TEFL qualification such as the Trinity College London CertTESOL or the Cambridge CELTA is highly desirable but not essential.
The total minimum amount of ESOL teaching experience required is 960 hours (this amounts to approximately 2 years of full-time teaching experience), whether this has been completed full-time or part-time. A minimum of 75% of claimed teaching experience must be with classes while 25% may have been with one-to-one learners. All claimed ESOL teaching experience must have occurred within the five years prior to the interview for the course and the candidate must have had no more than one year’s break from ESOL teaching immediately prior to the start of the course. The teaching of all subjects other than ESOL is normally excluded from claimable teaching experience.
About the DipTESOL at CILA
We will not be responsible for your travel beyond this; however, any assistance you may need with renting vehicles, booking a cab, etc. we will be more than happy to provide! All you have to do is ask.
CILA has multiple desktop computers with active internet connections that can be used to complete your assignments, should you need to; however, these will only be available from 9 am to 5 pm and are for the perusal of the staff and students alike – as such, we cannot promise that these will always be available to participants for use as per their convenience.
If you are interested in working with us after your DipTESOL, we may certainly be able to provide you with a placement at CILA! You can learn more about the current openings at CILA here.
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