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What is the difference between the Cambridge CELTA and the Trinity CertTESOL?

Cambridge and Trinity-accredited courses are internationally-recognized as high-quality teacher training. Having a Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL  certificate is one of the best ways you can get started in TEFL.

Although very similar, we have put together a table of comparisons so that you can see more clearly how the intensive 4-week Cambridge CELTA compares to the 4-week intensive Trinity CertTESOL course at Oxford TEFL.

Questions:Trinity Cert. TESOL Cambridge Celta
Is the certificate internationally recognized?YesYes
Who is it accredited by?Trinity College LondonCambridge English Language Assessment
How long is the course?4 weeks*4 weeks
How many contact hours are required?134 hours134 hours
Do I need to be a native speaker to join the course?NoNo
What is the minimum level of English required?C1.2C1.2
What classes will I be trained to teach?Adults and young learnersAdults and young learners
How many observed hours will I teach?6 minimum6 minimum
How will I be assessed?Observed teaching, projects, grammar examObserved teaching, four assignments
What are the components of the course?Unit 1: Teaching SkillsUnit 1: Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
 Unit 2: Language AwarenessUnit 2: Language Analysis and awareness
 Unit 3: The Learner ProfileUnit 3: Language Skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
 Unit 4: The Materials Assignment (assessed by a Trinity Moderator)Unit 4: Planning and resources for different contexts
 Unit 5: Unknown Language (5-50 minute lessons)Unit 5: Developing teaching skills and professionalism
What are the entry requirements?To take a Cert. TESOL you should:To take a Celta applicants should:
 Be aged 18+Be aged 18+
 Have a university degree or a standard of education equivalent to that which is required for higher educationHave a university degree or a standard of education equivalent to that which is required for higher education
 Have a good level of language awareness and spoken and written EnglishHave a good level of language awareness and spoken and written English
How much is the course?

Course prices vary. 

Course prices vary. 

In addition to the above, trainers hold at least Trinity Diploma/DELTA qualification and are qualified to train TEFL teachers, as well as teach English. They offer expertise in the world of TESOL/TEFL, as well as support and experience. 

You can be sure that whichever course you choose, you will still be able to take advantage of our comprehensive careers service, visa service, accommodation service (see individual location pages for more information) and friendly teacher community.

For more information about Cambridge and Trinity accreditation, read here.

If you would like to take the next step and obtain a Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL certificate, get in touch with us to find out more or download our infopacks.

*Course price can vary depending on course location.

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What is the difference between the Trinity Cert. TESOL and the Cambridge CELTA?
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Trinity and Cambridge accredited courses are internationally recognized as high-quality teacher training. Having a Trinity Cert. TESOL or Cambridge Celta certificate is one of the best ways you can get started in TEFL.Although very similar, we have put together a table of comparisons so that you can see more clearly how the intensive Trinity Cert. TESOL course compares to the intensive Cambridge Celta.
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