What is TESOL? How is it different to TEFL?

We are excited that many of our programmes now include candidacy for the Trinity CertTESOL through our Oxfordshire training partner. The Trinity Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is an Ofqual Level 5 certification and is designed for teachers of all experience levels and acts as a great introduction to key skills and practices required for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).

While there is much crossover between TEFL courses and the TESOL, the latter is the gold standard of ESL qualifications and has far higher standing internationally and is accredited by a well respected institution (Trinity College London). 

The course is spread over 5 units which include 6 hours of observed teaching practice with real learners, peer observations and 4 hours of tuition in an unknown language. For more information on the Trinity Cert TESOL, please visit their course content page here

The TESOL is a course that requires hard work and dedication but definitely pays off and will give your teaching career a huge boost while also offering a wide range of skills transferrable to other industries. 

Our in-house Gotoco TEFL course will prepare you well for your time abroad and entry-level TEFL jobs, but for those thinking of giving their teaching careers or transferable skills for a range of industries a boost with more in-depth study, the TESOL will be an incredibly valuable addition to your CV.