The Prestigious Trinity CertTESOL

One of only two TESOL certifications that is listed by the British Council as an acceptable introductory teaching qualification that meets their standards and requirements.

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Unlock a world of opportunities with our Accredited TESOL Certificate

Dive into the world of English teaching with our Trinity CertTESOL course, designed to equip you with skills, confidence, and a ticket to the world.

Our TESOL course in Hong Kong is a 130+ hour course delivered in both Blended and Online formats. It covers an in-depth syllabus focusing on lesson planning and essential practical teaching skills, catering for those who are new to the profession, and inspire those who already have some experience.

Accepted for NET Programs in Hong Kong, and Teaching Positions Worldwide.

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TESOL Course Features

Explore the key features that make our Trinity CertTESOL course stand out

Internationally Recognised Certificate

Internationally Recognised Certificate

130+ Hours of Guided Learning

130+ Hours of Guided Learning

6 Hours of Focused Teaching Practice

6 Hours of Focused Teaching Practice

Input Sessions and Lesson Planning

Input Sessions and Lesson Planning

Accepted by the HK Education Bureau

Accepted by the HK Education Bureau

Rated Level 5 on the UK RQ Framework

Rated Level 5 on the UK RQ Framework

Job Placement Assistance and Support

Job Placement Assistance and Support

Dedicated and Focused Tutor Support

Dedicated and Focused Tutor Support

Unique Course Highlights

Discover what sets our CertTESOL apart from others

Experience our unique program features, along with focused observation, feedback, and reflection sessions designed to make you a perfect English teacher.

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Input Sessions

1. Input Sessions

Input sessions feature a comprehensive, self-paced online component, consisting of lesson observations, methodology, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, error correction, and teaching skills.

Teaching Practice

2. Teaching Practice

Training practice workshops are revamped into engaging, interactive webinars with real learners online. The practical component of the course consists of lesson preparation, teaching practice and feedback.

Tutor Support

3. Tutor Support

Live one-to-one tutor support to help you with your studies and assignments. Comprehensive feedback and reflection tasks are given to help you develop your skills and expertise during the course.

Course Content

4. Course Content

High quality content, delivered through online modules featuring videos, presentations, and tasks. Trainees are also taught how to effectively use resources such as textbooks, supplementary materials and audio visual aids.

CertTESOL Advantage

Set yourself ahead by leveraging the unique advantages offered by our TESOL certification course

Enhance your skills

Enhance Your Teaching & Pedagogical Skills

Deep understanding of language

Deeper Understanding of Language Acquisition

Create lesson plans

Ability to Create Dynamic Lesson Plans

Manage diverse classrooms

Confidence in Managing Diverse Classrooms

Global standards

Meet Global Standards & Employer Expectations

Increased job opportunities

Increased Employability in the Global ESL Market

Teach English

Teach English Abroad, at Home or Online

Job resources

Access to TEFL Job Resources & Networks

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Course Formats, Delivery Modes

Flexible TESOL course delivery formats and learning modes

The 4-week intensive course format enable trainees to fully concentrate on their developmental journey. Full-time trainees must ensure they have no external commitments or activities that could distract from the course, given its intensive nature and the requirement for evening and weekend work.

Schedule: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The 12-week, semi-intensive classes is tailored for working professionals. For those juggling other commitments, our part-time mode spans 12 weeks, allowing gradual absorption of course content. This schedule accommodates class attendance two evenings a week and a full day on Saturday.

Schedule: Saturdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Online Mode: Delivers all components, including six teaching practices, entirely online. Our tutors actively support you during these live, interactive sessions, emphasizing real-time teaching and learning, not pre-recorded content.

Blended Mode: All input sessions are conducted online, with two out of six teaching practices taking place face-to-face at our centre.

For both modes, we provide you with adult learners for the teaching practice component.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age 18 on entry to the course.
  • Hold qualifications suitable for entry to higher education.
  • Competence in written and spoken English appropriate to a teacher of English (demonstrated ability of CEFR C1, IELTS 7.0, GESE 10 or equivalent).
  • Demonstrate the skill in teaching English's essential features to learners through engaging and communicative methods.
  • The willingness to work as a member of the training group and respond constructively to feedback on personal performance.
  • Show the ability for combined study, including language analysis and rigorous practical training, and to deal with pressure and the strict time and energy demands.

Learn more about Eligibility and Selection Procedure.

Course Syllabus

The Trinity CertTESOL course, validated by Trinity College, combines lesson prep, observed teaching, input sessions, and assignments across all 5 units. The units are:

  • Unit 1: Teaching Skills
  • Unit 2: Language awareness including grammar and phonology
  • Unit 3: Learner Profile
  • Unit 4: Materials assignment
  • Unit 5: Unknown language

Learn more about Syllabus and Assessment.

Meet the Team

Our dedicated, supportive and experienced TESOL tutors

Our tutors will guide and prepare you, ensuring you're ready to start your teaching journey immediately after completing the course.


Clare Voke

Director of Teacher Training

Matthew Gordon

CertTESOL Trainer

Allan Crocker

CertTESOL Course Director

Kevin Clare

DipTESOL Course Director, CertTESOL Trainer

Sean Martin

DipTESOL, CertTESOL Trainer

Jennie Fung

CertTESOL Trainer

Course Dates

  • 11-Mar-2024 to 31-May-2024 - Part-time - Completed
  • 06-May-2024 to 31-May-2024 - Completed
  • 03-Jun-2024 to 28-Jun-2024 - Completed
  • 11-Jun-2024 to 30-Aug-2024 - Part-time - Started
  • 02-Jul-2024 to 26-Jul-2024 - Course Full - Started
  • 05-Aug-2024 to 30-Aug-2024 - Filling Fast
  • 02-Sep-2024 to 27-Sep-2024
  • 17-Sep-2024 to 06-Dec-2024 - Part-time - Filling Fast
  • 07-Oct-2024 to 01-Nov-2024
  • 11-Nov-2024 to 06-Dec-2024

Course Fees

  • Total Fee: 26000 HKD
  • Deposit: 6500 HKD - to secure your spot.
  • Balance: 19500 HKD - to be paid at two weeks before the desired course start date to secure your spot for the course.
Course Fee Includes:
  • Trinity CertTESOL examination and certificate fees.
  • Starter pack and a course outline helping you prepare for your grammar and phonology knowledge.
  • Access to resources including: high speed Wi-Fi, computers, photocopiers, interactive whiteboards, resource library, kitchenette and bar.
  • Assistance on job, accommodation and visa.

CertTESOL Outcomes

These learning outcomes will guide you to achieve excellence in English language teaching and pedagogy!

Successful trainees will be able to demonstrate the following on completion of the CertTESOL course:

Aquire knowledge

Knowledge of contemporary English's phonological, lexical, and syntactic features combined with an awareness of learners' needs and motivations across different cultures and environments.

Build rapport

Ability to establish rapport and maintain learners' interest, manage classes, stimulate active participation, and provide relevant learning contexts and opportunities aligned with learning objectives.

Lesson plans

Ability to develop diverse lesson plans with clear, achievable aims for learners with various needs and to evaluate, use, adapt published materials, and create teaching materials, including visual aids, audio, video, and ICT.

Self evaluate

Ability to critically evaluate one's own teaching performance and effectiveness, engage in reflective practice as an educator, and collaborate with others as a teacher within a team, aiming to improve and succeed together.

Find a job

Awareness of how to secure a TESOL position post-training, including leveraging media and professional associations, and understanding employment-related issues that could impact future job security and ongoing professional growth.

Trinity CertTESOL FAQs

Discover answers to common questions about our level 5 TESOL program.

TESOL is an acronym for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages that refers to teaching English to non-native speakers (students whose first language is not English). There are several approaches to embracing this highly demanding field (of teaching), all of which are presented in our Trinity CertTESOL course.

Both Trinity CertTESOL and Cambridge CELTA are considered to be the two leading TEFL qualifications having the same broad outcomes. Both CELTA and CertTESOL earn you the same level of qualification (accredited at level 5 on the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework), thus recognised by employers worldwide.

In order to ensure that you can travel, work and successfully apply for visas internationally, a level 5 qualification validated by an international examinations board (such as Trinity or CELTA) provides the best possible start for trainee teachers. If you are seriously considering becoming a professional English teacher in Hong Kong or abroad, it is strongly recommended that you choose a level 5 quality training course (a CertTESOL or a CELTA in HK).

Yes, you can. Our TESOL certification course is specifically designed for those with little or no teaching experience. The skills you will develop on the course assume no prior knowledge of linguistics, though an interest in language and learning is an advantage.

Yes, you can. Irrespective of what your first language is, all course participants must have a good level of competence in spoken and written English. Language proficiency is assessed at interview, either face-to-face in the centre, by telephone or via Zoom/Skype.

Yes definitely. The course equips you with the initial teaching skills, expertise and knowledge required to confidently take up a teaching job, and also gives you a firm foundation for self-evaluation and further professional development. In addition, we provide you with assistance in job hunting within the global TEFL industry.

We offer job placement assistance, support during and after the completion of your course. We have a department specifically devoted to teacher recruitment for schools around Hong Kong, with guidance and support from an experienced team. Read on..

Certainly! We encourage you to speak with us before starting your course. Please submit the inquiry form on our website to schedule an appointment. This will allow us to arrange a call with our tutor, ensuring all your questions are answered.

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Job support services

Job Support

We offers unparalleled job support and assistance during the course

In the final week of the course, we focus on professional development and career opportunities within the TESOL industry. Our direct connections with over 1,000+ schools and organizations across Hong Kong, including schools, language institutes, and universities - ensuring a range of teaching positions for our graduates. Whether you're interested in part-time, or full-time roles, our recruitment department will support your career ambitions.

Our TESOL course is recognised by the British Council, EF and the Education Bureau, HK, thus opening doors to variety of TEFL teaching positions in HK and abroad.

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Complete Pre-interview Task

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