The Trinity College London Level 6 Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT)

Trinity College London

Atheneum Global Teacher Training College, a global provider of teacher education, has collaborated with Language Point UK to bring the prestigious Trinity College London Level 6 certificate for Practising Teachers (RQF) in the online learning mode.

If you are part of the teaching community from any part of the world with over 6 months of classroom teaching experience, then this brand-new qualification from Trinity College London is apt for you. The two high-quality training programs for teachers will enable them to master the global teaching methods and best practices and implement those in classrooms.

CertPT for Language Educators

The Certificate for Practising Teachers is a Professional Development qualification for English language educators with 6 months or more experience in the TESOL classroom. It focuses on developing teachers’ classroom skills through application of principles of task and materials design, communicative methodologies and teaching approaches applied in participants’ existing classrooms and with the learners that they teach every day. The CertPT course can be studied entirely online, as in-service training at participants’ place of work.

Course content

Pre-course Tasks (30 study hours), focusing on language and methodology awareness, and research into current theories of language education.

Unit 0 (15 study hours): Course introduction

This Unit introduces the online course system, all course assignments and the roles and responsibilities that participant teachers have on the course, and includes a diagnostic video observation of participants teaching.

Live online tutorial 1 - goal setting

Unit 1 (15 study hours): Evaluation of published teaching material

This Unit contains input into:

  • Learner needs and preferences
  • The features of effective teaching material
  • TESOL approaches and methods
  • Task-Based Learning
  • Lesson staging and ordering techniques
  • Live online tutorial 2 - Unit 1 feedback / Q+A
  • Individual tutorial - Assessed Task 1 Draft feedback

Unit 2 (15 study hours): Commentary on an adapted teaching resource

This Unit contains input into:

  • Task design and purposes of different types of language task
  • The importance of context for language learning,
  • Advice for working in the specific learning settings where course participants teach.
  • Live online tutorial 3 - Unit 2 feedback / Q+A
  • Individual tutorial - Assessed Task 2 Draft feedback

Unit 3 (15 study hours): Commentary on a self-designed teaching resource

This Unit contains further input into:

  • The principles of language task design
  • Task instructions
  • Differentiation in mixed-ability classes
  • Maintaining clear linguistic purpose in language tasks
  • Support in designing an evidence-based feedback instrument to use in teaching assessment for Unit 4.
  • Live online tutorial 4 - Unit 3 feedback / Q+A
  • Individual tutorial - Assessed Task 3 Draft feedback

Unit 4 (15 study hours): Commentary on delivery of self-designed material

This Unit is focused on the classroom delivery of the self-designed resource from Unit 3.

Unit content includes a review of effective TESOL delivery methods, including:

  • Setting context
  • Presenting new language effectively
  • Checking meaning precisely
  • Giving and checking task instructions
  • Monitoring and in-task error correction
  • Increasing engagement in post-task feedback
  • Live online tutorial 5 - Online lesson plan draft / Unit 4 feedback
  • Individual tutorial - Assessed Task 4 Draft feedback

CertPT for Online Educators

The Certificate for Practising Teachers is a Professional Development qualification for English language educators with with a focus on online education. It focuses on developing teachers’ learning skills through application of principles of task and materials design, e-pedagogy and teaching approaches applied in participants’ existing learning settings, and with the learners that they teach every day. The CertPT course can be studied entirely online, making it easy to integrate work and study commitments.

Course content

Pre-course Tasks (30 study hours), focusing on language and methodology awareness, and research into current theories of language education.

Unit 0 (15 study hours): Course introduction

This Unit introduces the online course system, all course assignments and the roles and responsibilities that participant teachers have on the course, and includes a diagnostic video observation of participants teaching.

Live online tutorial 1 - goal setting

Unit 1 (15 study hours): Evaluation of published teaching material

This Unit contains input into:

  • Learner needs and preferences
  • The features of effective teaching material
  • TESOL approaches and methods
  • Task-Based Learning
  • Lesson staging and ordering techniques
  • Live online tutorial 2 - Unit 1 feedback / Q+A
  • Individual tutorial - Assessed Task 1 Draft feedback

Unit 2 (15 study hours): Commentary on an adapted teaching resource

This Unit contains input into:

  • Task design and purposes of different types of language task
  • The importance of context for language learning,
  • Advice for working in the specific learning settings where course participants teach.
  • Live online tutorial 3 - Unit 2 feedback / Q+A
  • Individual tutorial - Assessed Task 2 Draft feedback

Unit 3 (15 study hours): Commentary on a self-designed teaching resource

This Unit contains further input into:

  • The principles of language task design
  • Task instructions
  • Differentiation in mixed-ability classes
  • Maintaining clear linguistic purpose in language tasks
  • Support in designing an evidence-based feedback instrument to use in teaching assessment for Unit 4.
  • Live online tutorial 4 - Unit 3 feedback / Q+A
  • Individual tutorial - Assessed Task 3 Draft feedback

Unit 4 (15 study hours): Commentary on delivery of self-designed material

This Unit is focused on the classroom delivery of the self-designed resource from Unit 3.

Unit content includes a review of effective TESOL delivery methods, including:

  • Setting context
  • Presenting new language effectively
  • Checking meaning precisely
  • Giving and checking task instructions
  • Monitoring and in-task error correction
  • Increasing engagement in post-task feedback
  • Live online tutorial 5 - Online lesson plan draft / Unit 4 feedback
  • Individual tutorial - Assessed Task 4 Draft feedback

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