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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? Yes Yes
Who is it accredited by? Trinity College London Cambridge English Language Assessment
How long is the course? 4 weeks* 4 weeks
How many contact hours are required? 134 hours 134 hours
Do I need to be a native speaker to join the course? No No
What is the minimum level of English required? C1.2 C1.2
What classes will I be trained to teach? Adults and young learners Adults and young learners
How many observed hours will I teach? 6 minimum 6 minimum
How will I be assessed? Observed teaching, projects, grammar exam Observed teaching, four assignments
What are the components of the course? Unit 1: Teaching Skills Unit 1: Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  Unit 2: Language Awareness Unit 2: Language Analysis and awareness
  Unit 3: The Learner Profile Unit 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 education Have 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 English Have 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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