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Win a scholarship for a Trinity DipTESOL Course!

After the great success of our Trinity DipTESOL scholarship last year, we are very excited to announce another opportunity to win a scholarship! As well as transforming your teaching, this qualification helps you to move into other areas of ELT such as becoming a Director of Studies or teacher trainer, writing course books, and even opening your own school.

1st prize

Full Scholarship (worth €2600)

2nd prize

50% Scholarship (worth €1300)

Here is what you have to do to to participate

Step 1:

Make a video (maximum 90 seconds) where you briefly demonstrate or explain your top 3 tips for teaching English effectively online. These tips could be related to planning, tools, equipment, activities, communication or anything else that you feel would help teach classes effectively online. Include:

  • 3 x tips
  • Why you chose them
  • How you have used them to teach online effectively

Step 2:

 Upload your video via the form below by Friday July 17th 2020

Step 3:

“Like” our Facebook page, Follow us on Twitter or join our LinkedIn group. We will announce the 10 finalists on these platforms on Friday July 24th 2020

Entries will be judged by our expert panel: Duncan Foord / Nicola Meldrum who will select our 10 favourite videos, taking into consideration:

  • How well your video responded to the task
  • The effectiveness of the three tips
  • Presentation of video

If you are one of our 10 lucky finalists, you will be asked to submit a final written task by Friday July 31st 2020. Your video will also be uploaded to the Oxford TEFL youtube channel to share with teachers worldwide. 

If you are one of our winners, your name will be announced on Oxford TEFL social media on Friday August 7th 2020.

We’re now living in unprecedented times as the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we live and work. As schools are forced to adapt their services fast, or close completely, many teachers are moving their classes online. 

The good news is that there are still plenty of students who are still keen to learn. As professional teachers, it is our responsibility to provide effective classes online, to help our students reach their learning goals. We would love to find out more about the ways in which you are helping your students do this online.


We are happy to announce the following 10 people as our finalists (in no particular order):

Milica Vukadin, Kyle Tham Choon Yvin, Ben Crompton, Christopher Carbin, Vania Emeraldine Aditri, Ekaterina Denisik, Seyed Iman Tofighi, Thomas Howard Tabor, Fernanda Ceneviva, Nga Kieu Pham. Congratulations!

These finalists will now complete a final wriiten task and the winners will be announced on Friday August 7th 2020:

Final written task: Write an outline for an online lesson which integrates pronunciation.

Choose a learner or group of learners you know well and design a 60-minute online lesson for them. Select a topic they will find motivating and relevant and then create a relevant communicative objective and language objectives which will support that communicative goal. Please include examples of the language you will teach. From your language objective select pronunciation aims and include examples. Then, write a 200 to 300-word rationale for the topic and objectives telling us why this lesson is relevant to your learner or learners.

Good luck!

Trinity DipTESOL course summary:

  • Blended: Study for 7 months online (about 10-15 hours per week) followed by 4 weeks face to face in Barcelona, Prague, Cádiz, Hong Kong or Kerala (or 100% online in the case of restrictions due to Covid-19). 
  • Practical: Emphasis throughout the course on developing teaching skills and applying insights to your classroom
  • Phonology: Emphasis on teaching pronunciation unique to the Trinity course and highly valued by our graduates.
  • Convenient: Option to submit video observations with young learners or adults
  • Flexible: Work at times to suit your weekly schedule. Choose from 3 dates for the written exam and submit your portfolio when you are ready. Take up to 3 years to complete the course if you need to.
  • Professional: Learn from world class full time and guest tutors, including Lindsay Clandfield, Scott Thornbury and Adrian Underhill.
  • Supportive: Receive unlimited support via email and Skype from our Course Director.
  • Transformational: Develop your teaching skills and improve your chances of finding some of the best positions in ELT via our careers service.
  • Recognised: Gain a prestigious, internationally-recognized and advanced qualification in ELT.
  1. Video entries must be submitted via the online form on this page by Friday July 17th at 12 midday CEST in order to participate.
  2. Video entries must be a maximum of 1 minute long and respond to the task.
  3. Participants must check Oxford TEFL social media in order to find out if they have been selected as a finalist.
  4. The 20 finalists must submit a final written task by Friday July 31st 2020 to move onto the final stage.
  5. Neither the first nor the second prize can be donated or given to another person.
  6. The second prize cannot be combined with any of our special offers.
  7. Full payment of the 50% fees for the second prize must be received before the first day of the course.
  8. Scholarships are only for the Trinity DipTESOL course and cannot be transferred to any of our other courses.
  9. Scholarships must be commenced by the end of 2021.
  10. Scholarship winners must pay their own Trinity examination fees.
  11. Scholarship winners must pay for any costs incurred during the face to face phase of the course (transport, accommodation, living costs).
  12. Participants must meet the entry requirements for the Trinity DipTESOL course. Essential: At least two years full-time teaching experience or equivalent (960 hours) teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language. The experience can be with any age group or in any teaching context. Desirable: A Certificate in TESOL/CELTA and a degree or proof that you would be able to cope with a course of study at post-degree level.
  13. Scholarship winners must complete the application process and provide all necessary paperwork for the course application.
  14. Participants of this scholarship competition give permission for video entries and written tasks to appear on the Oxford TEFL blog and social media.
Regina Cardeas