ENL-90009 - Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language 1
Coordinator: Leanne Mountford Tel: +44 1782 7 34574
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2021/22

This is the first of four electives, taken over a two-year period, leading to the Trinity College (London) Certificate in TESOL, one of the most widely recognised and highly regarded initial English language teaching qualifications in the world. Graduates have gone on to teach in such exciting locales as Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Singapore, Brazil, Japan, and throughout Europe, as well as working in summer schools within the UK.

This module provides the key foundations of English language teaching. The module includes an introduction to the structure of the English language. It also introduces you to the principal methodologies and techniques such as classroom management and lesson planning, as well as practical skills such as giving instructions and board work. You will have the opportunity to experience learning an unknown language, and carry out peer teaching practice. It may also be possible for you to teach international students at a local charity.

Please note that all successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. Students will be expected to make the payment of 44. International students working towards completion of the four TESOL modules are asked to provide a certificate of good conduct from their country of residence.

To introduce students to the main phonological, lexical and syntactic features of contemporary spoken and written English.
To provide students with an overview of the field of English language teaching and practice in a variety of language teaching methods.
To begin to develop skills in teaching practice and classroom management including observing experienced teachers.
To offer practical experience of learning an unknown language.
To provide students with a platform from which they can progress through a further three modules towards the Trinity College Certificate in TESOL.

Intended Learning Outcomes

analyse the basic relationship between linguistic form and meaning in standard English: 1,2,4
examine the principal concepts and terminology of the structure and use of English: 1,2,3
plan basic lessons and reflect upon their efficacy: 1,3
reflect upon the needs of foreign language learners: 1,3,4
reflect upon the theory and practice of language teaching and learning: 1,2,3,4

Study hours

22 hours classroom input
40 hours class preparation
20 hours preparation, delivery and critique of teaching practicals
33 hours self-study
35 hours exercises

School Rules

Students must pass an interview and language analysis test prior to enrolment

Description of Module Assessment

1: Coursework weighted 30%
Practical (Teaching Practice)
The trainee teacher will (as part of a group) teach a lesson up to 30-minutes to a group of their peers.

2: Coursework weighted 20%
Language Awareness exercises
Two class tests based on the theoretical, grammatical and phonological input covered on the syllabus.

3: Class Participation weighted 20%
The highly practical nature of the module necessitates full participation in all elements.
Assessment is based on the quality of student's contributions to the input sessions, evidence of a developing understanding of the methods and techniques involved in English language teaching, participation in both lesson planning and lesson feedback sessions, and timely and accurate completion of portfolios.

4: Portfolio weighted 30%
Reflective Diary
The student will complete a diary describing the experience of learning a completely new foreign language. They will also include a journal entry describing an English class they have observed. Each entry must run to a minimum of 350 words.