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Part-Time Online Trinity CertTESOL Course

Complete the prestigious, internationally recognised course online in 12 weeks

Combine Study With Your Current Job

The 100% online Trinity CertTESOL course allows you to train and qualify in 12 weeks, without the need to quit your job or move abroad. With this internationally recognised qualification you’ll be prepared and qualified to find work both online and in person at language academies.

This course is ideal for you if:


You want to combine study with a full-time job


You want to get an internationally recognised teaching qualification online.


You enjoy online study.


You want to retrain and earn reliable income from a teaching job.

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Internationally Recognized Qualification

Barcelona? Bangkok? Brazil? Trinity CertTESOL is accepted across the globe.


100% Online

You’ll join live online sessions every week with the tutor and other students.


Super Small Group Sizes

Our classes max out at 8, giving everybody access to an instructor.


Post-Grad Job Prospects

We work hard to ensure that all our students find relevant work after graduation.

I had THE best time at TEFL Iberia. I didn't really know what to expect before starting the course and it turned out to be nothing but excellent. The course was very intense, but it was so well-structured and the whole staff was so professional and ready to go the extra mile, that in just a month I found myself perfectly able to teach English.
Jimena Lopez

What’s included?


160-hour Trinity CertTESOL course and qualification.


Expert tuition from professional teachers via video conferencing and discussion forums.


Trinity CertTESOL examination and certificate fees.


Course workbook sent to your home address.


6+ hours of observed teaching practice with real learners.


Job contacts and placement help – our host school hires exclusively from TEFL Iberia graduates.


Dedicated course coordinator.

Full Price:


Early Bird Price: Pay in full 4 weeks in advance


What will the 100% Online Trinity CertTESOL be like?

Our 100% Online Trinity CertTESOL course is done via Zoom and does not require any in-person training at all. Your workshops, lesson preparation, teaching practice and assignments will all be carried out online.

The Trinity CertTESOL course will take part over 12 weeks, with 10 hours per week of live tutor time, plus 5 hours per week of self study and assignments. See below for more detailed information on the timetable.

The timetable has been designed to cater for people who have full time work or study, and would like to combine their teacher training with other commitments.


Course Curriculum and Timetable

The 100% Online Trinity CertTESOL course is 160 hours long and takes place over 12 weeks. The live tutor sessions take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.There are two timetables available to cater for different time zones:

  • 6pm - 9pm (EST - suitable for North Americans)
  • 6pm - 9pm (GMT - suitable for Europeans)

Unit 1 - Teaching Skills

Unit 1 incorporates the following:

✔ Teaching Practice (60%)

✔ Teaching Practice Portfolio (25%)

✔ Guided Observation Journal (GOJ) (15%)

1. Teaching Practice
  • You will be assessed on:
  • Lesson preparation and quality of lesson plan
  • Material adaptation / creation and use
  • Appropriateness of lesson aims
  • Achievement of teaching objectives
  • Teaching techniques and methods applied in lesson
  • Dealing with / analysing language
  • Class rapport
  • Reflecting on teaching
2. Teaching Practice Portfolio
  • The Teaching Practice Portfolio will assess:
  • Lessons including the lesson plan
  • Self evaluations
  • Final reflective summary
3. Guided Observation Journal (GOJ)
  • During the course you will undertake 4 hours of video classroom observation. For each lesson you observe, you will be given an observation task focusing on different aspects of the lesson each time.

Unit 2 - Language Awareness and Skills

Unit 2 incorporates the following:

✔ 5 homework tasks

✔ Trinity CertTESOL Language Awareness Exam

1. Homework Tasks
  • During the course you will receive a total of 5 homework tasks:
  • Lexis homework
  • Pronunciation homework
  • Grammar 1 homework
  • Grammar 2 homework
  • Grammar 3 homework
2. Language Awareness Exam
  • At the end of the 2 week you will receive an open-book, self-paced language awareness exam to be completed by a set time given by the course tutor. The pass mark for the exam is 60%.

Unit 3 - Learner Profile

Unit 3 incorporates the following:

✔ Need analysis of an assigned English language learner

✔ Learner competency analysis

✔ One-to-one lesson

1. Needs analysis
  • In this section you will be required to analyse the following details of the learner:
  • Social and cultural background
  • Experience of English
  • Use of English now and in the future
  • Reasons for learning English
2. Learner competency analysis
  • Reading competence
  • Listening competence
  • Communicative competence
  • Speaking - orthographic transcription of fragment of speech
  • Speaking - phonemic transcription of fragment of speech
  • Speaking - strengths of pronunciation
  • Speaking - errors of phonology
  • Writing - linguistic strengths
  • Writing - linguistic weaknesses
  • Analysis of writing competence (register, cohesion, coherence)
3. One-to-one lesson
  • Rationale for follow-up lesson objectives
  • Lesson aims & anticipated problems
  • Language analysis
  • Lesson procedure
  • Post-lesson evaluation & reflection assessment guidelines
  • Further study - five further lessons with rationale and link to identified needs
  • Summary and comparison of private and group classes

Unit 4 - Materials Assignment

Unit 2 incorporates the following:

✔ Written communication skills analysing a chosen, self-made teaching material

✔ Spoken communication skills analysing a chosen, self-made teaching material

1. Written analysis
  • Identify a linguistic purpose and specific objectives.
  • Explain how the materials were appropriate to the students’ linguistic needs.
  • Identify potential difficulties of the materials for the learners and solutions for dealing with them.
  • Discuss effectively how the materials were used in the classroom.
  • Evaluate the success of the materials.
  • Suggest how the materials might be improved.
2. Spoken analysis
  • Discuss the suitability of the materials both in terms of needs and motivations for the learners.
  • Discuss what problems arose from the materials and how these were dealt with.
  • Discuss how the learners responded to the materials and why the trainee thought this was the case.
  • Discuss what the learning outcomes were from the materials and how the materials might be improved.
  • Demonstrate what they have learnt about the selection and production of English language teaching materials.
  • Demonstrate what they have learnt about teaching English using materials from different sources.

Unit 5 - Unknown Language Journal

Unit 5 incorporates the following:

✔ Lesson observation and analysis

✔ Journal Summary

1. Lesson observation and analysis
  • Analyse the linguistic aims on the lessons
  • Describe materials used and their purposes
  • Analyse classroom management techniques
  • Analyse correction methods
  • Analyse interaction patterns
2. Journal summary
  • Develop a detailed summary about what you and at least one other peer have learnt from the experience about language teaching and learning.

Assesment Criteria

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Upcoming Course Dates

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100% Online Trinity CertTESOL
16 January 2023
6 April 2023

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The Trinity CertTESOL Application Process




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The course begins!

Fill out your online application and start the process.

After submitting your form, you will be directed to a quick 10-minute online test that assesses your suitability for the TEFL course content.

Once you pass your test, you will be matched with a course coordinator for a 20-30 minute discussion covering the course content. You can also take the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like.

We will organise tuition payment and your place on the course will be confirmed.

The fun, expert-level English teacher training begins! You’ll be given access to our live online sessions and you’re only a few weeks away from a new career as an English teacher.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Does this course qualify me to teach English?

The Trinity CertTESOL is one of the few courses which are recognised by governments and schools internationally.

How much will I get paid as an English teacher?

The average rate of pay nowadays for new teachers is 12-15€/hour. Working for an academy full time (20 hours) you can expect to earn 1100€/month after tax. If you add on 2 private classes per week (it is easy to do more) you can increase that to 1300€/month.

Do I need to speak Spanish to teach English in Spain?

No. English is the only language used in the classroom and we want to show you how you can teach without using a word of the foreign language.

Will i be able to work in a classroom after completing this course

Yes, the Trinity CertTESOL qualification is valid for both online and in-person teaching jobs. To make sure you are completely prepared, we also include a bonus 2-day practical teaching workshop at our school in Barcelona, in order to give you classroom experience with real students.

What will the online teaching practice be like?

The teaching practice takes place online via Zoom. You will have a group of students (4-10) connected to your session and a couple of your classmate trainee teachers observing the lesson. Your tutor will also be online to observe the class and provide help where necessary. You’ll learn how to manage the platform, divide students into groups (‘breakout rooms’) and conduct all sorts of fun, dynamic activities, covering speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

How long will it take me to find a job?

Normally two weeks of continued job searching. We run our job finding workshop early-on in the course so you can start looking for jobs before the end of the course.

Do I need a visa?

If you are a European Union citizen then you are free to work and study in any of the EU countries. If you are a non-EU citizen then you can stay up to three months as a tourist and you are free to study and do private classes during this time. If you would like to stay longer and obtain a work permit, the easiest way to do this is with a student visa, which will allow you to work up to 20 hours per week (which is full time for an English teacher). TEFL Iberia can process a student visa for you, for more detailed information please contact coordination@tefl-iberia.com.

I can’t attend because I’m in a different timezone. Will there be different timetables?

Yes, we can open up new groups with different timetables based on demand.

What is the average cost of living in Barcelona?

You can expect to pay 500-550€ for a quality double room in a shared flat in the city centre, then about 140€/week on food and entertainment – this money will stretch quite far as Barcelona can be very cheap compared to the UK / US / Canada / Australia.