Become an English Teacher
Our Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Or CertTESOL for short) is an internationally recognised qualification for teaching English as a foreign language! This course is accredited by Trinity College London and is recognised by The British Council as an initial qualification for teaching English both abroad and here in the UK. This certificate is accredited on the UK Qualifications Framework at level 5 (equivalent to the second year of a degree).
Some of our graduates have gone on to teach in colleges, universities, and private language schools here in the UK; while others have used the qualification to travel around the globe – teaching in situations as varied as Japanese Universities, Italian summer camps, primary schools in rural Tanzania, and everything in between!
You can find out more about what trainee teachers say about the course in the video below:
Dates and prices
The next CertTESOL courses will start:
- Autumn 2023 – Part-time Course. (Starts 23rd October – course filling up – waiting list now open)
- Spring 2024 – Part-time Course. (Starts 2nd April 2024 – Taking bookings now!)
- Summer 2024 – Full-time Online Course. (July/~August 2024 – exact dates tbc)
Places are limited and courses often sell out, so please email us now to register your interest!
The course costs £1250. (Payment plans are available – contact us for details)
*** This course is currently FREE for our students who have settled in the UK as a refugee or those who hold a Hong Kong British National Overseas (BNO) visa, and are resident in the East-Midlands! Please contact our partners at Flying Cows for more information.
We have developed two different models of this course in order to make the CertTESOL as accessible to as wide a range of people as possible. Both models will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to teach English to your students in both online and face to face settings. Both models result in exactly the same internationally renowned certificate.
Model 1: Part-time: This model takes 15 or 16 weeks to complete and involves blended elements of both online and face to face study. In this course the teaching theory and methodology modules are learned through online work completed from Monday to Friday each week. The practical modules are completed by attending sessions on Saturdays – some sessions will be face to face, and others online via video link. This course has been designed with those who are working or completing other studies in mind – requiring on average around 12-16 hours of study per week
Model 2: Full-time: This model usually takes 5 weeks to complete, and requires around 30-40 hours of study per week. It covers exactly the same content and practice as the part-time course, but requires full time study for the duration of the course, and is delivered fully online, involving a mix of self-study, online materials, and live sessions on Zoom with our expert tutors.
Why study with us?
Language Tuition Nottingham is proud to be one of the first schools to offer the CertTESOL qualification as a ‘blended learning’ course – which combines the convenience of online learning with the practical advantages of learning face to face with experienced tutors. (And we have now expanded this with a fully online option!) You will leave the course with all the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience required to teach English as a foreign language in both face to face and online classroom environments.
Our course has been designed to be accessible to all, and meet the needs of modern professionals who want to work as they study, or for those who would like to complete a teaching certificate while studying another course (for example to complement a University degree).
Our tutors are incredibly experienced with years of experience as teacher trainers, both here in the UK and abroad. We have worked very closely with Trinity College London to prepare the online study materials, so you can be sure that you won’t find anyone more qualified to guide you through this course.
In comparison to many other teacher training course providers, we work in small groups – with a maximum of four trainees* for every tutor – to ensure that you receive the time and support that you need to kick start your career.
(*6 on full-time/intensive course models)