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Trinity Dip TESOL in Swansea

Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Do you want to improve your job prospects as a language teacher? Do you feel the need to push yourself in your career? Are you looking for a higher salary? We can help. 
Since 2011, City School of Languages (CSL) has successfully run the Trinity College London DipTESOL course validated by Trinity College London

Developed and run at CSL by qualified teacher trainers with extensive experience of designing, delivering, moderating and examining, the DipTESOL programme is a positive step forward in professional development and the path to a successful career.
The course is spread over one year and is typically made up of: 
  • 32 weeks’ online distance learning
  • Three weeks’ face-to-face study at CSL in Swansea
The course is designed for practising teachers of English who wish to further develop their career in ELT through an internationally recognised qualification. Successful completion of the course will enable participants to apply for positions of academic responsibility in the UK and abroad.

The Trinity DipTESOL is at Level 7 in the British National Qualifications Framework, the same level as a Masters degree. It is equivalent to other ELT qualifications such as the DELTA.


To register for the Trinity DipTESOL course you must have:
  • a degree or equivalent AND 
  • two years’ recent full time teaching experience in English Language teaching
You also need to be teaching regularly, as a lot of the input and coursework assignments are directly related to your teaching practice.


There are four main components to the course, each containing three sections, and all of which are assessed by Trinity:

Unit 1    Language, Teaching and Learning

Unit 2    The teacher as a developmental, reflective practitioner

Unit 3    Phonological theory in classroom practice

Unit 4    Teaching, to include learner analysis, preparation, delivery and self-evaluation

Course Aims

Language: An in-depth understanding of contemporary English systems; an identification of others’ learning backgrounds; an understanding of the changing roles of English around the world

Learning & Teaching: Developments in language learning theory and methodology; motivation & second language acquisition; planning, developing & delivering appropriate lessons & language programmes; assessing learners’ knowledge & skills; understanding the main methods & forms of assessment

Personal & Professional Development: Assess & develop one’s own effectiveness; provide support to those less experienced; appreciate the principles of teamwork and classroom-based investigation; be more aware of teaching observation and feedback


Course Fees and Dates

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