Answers to frequently-asked questions

Is it possible for me to find or get a job in Thailand after finishing the CertTESOL course?

Yes, it is possible. With Trinity CertTESOL, you can apply for an ESL teaching position in an international school, the British Council, a Thai school, or a English language school. To provide you with a legal work visa and work permit, your employer would require that you possess at least a bachelor's degree to process it. Therefore, if you plan to do this straight after the course, we recommend that you bring the degree with you. Further, there is an input session on our course detailing how to apply for teaching work, and the working culture in different type of schools in Thailand, which could assist you in successfully find teaching positions.

Why is the course moderation important?

The course moderator decides if the course has met the standards of the awarding body, in our case, Trinity College London.

The moderator is not involved in the training. He or she will come from Trinity College London for the final day and will meet all of the trainees individually and as a group. They will discuss with the trainees about whether they have received the training that they expected. They will review all the trainees' work and assess the materials assignment including paperwork relating to observation feedback and input sessions. The moderator makes recommendations to the centre and reports directly to Trinity College in London.

The Examination Board or Awarding Body is the institution that sets and marks the examinations and/or assessment procedures needed in order to obtain the qualification. The ‘awarding body’ is the institution whose name will appear on the certificate that is given as a result of success on a course, e.g. Trinity, Cambridge etc. This is what makes your qualification acceptable to reputable institutions worldwide.

If I am not an English native speaker, will it be a problem for me to attend and succeed on the course?

It is NOT necessary to be a native speaker of English, or to be able to speak a foreign language other than English, in order to successfully complete the Trinity CertTESOL. Many of our successful trainees have been non-native speakers of English, from a wide variety of countries around the world.

Where are you located and how do I get there?

We are located in the Khao Yai National Park area of Thailand, about 150km from Bangkok. The nearest town is Pak Chong, which is still very much a charming traditional Thai town.

We arrange transport for our trainees from Bangkok the day before the course starts from our school in Bangkok. Alternatively, you can make your own way there via taxi, bus or train.

How much studying is involved in the course?

The CertTESOL is accredited at level 5 on the UK qualifications and Credit Framework, and as such there is a relevant workload to be expected. There are input sessions and teaching practice from Monday to Friday. There are facilities for free time including a pool and tennis courts. There are no input sessions on weekends.

How can I commute around the centre?

On weekdays, we provide safe transportation for our trainees between the accommodation and the training centre twice a day, in the morning and the evening. We also arrange transportation for your teaching practice sessions from the training centre to the local schools or places where your teaching practice is held.

In your free time, you can travel around by public transport (as known as songthaews) or use taxi services which our staff can help you reserve in advance. If you would like to spend your weekends in Bangkok, the most visited city in the world in 2018 and 2019, you can take a bus, van or train to the city. This usually takes around 2-3 hours each way.

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