Find out more about the courses and levels offered at City and Islington College
We offer the course in various modes to suit your circumstances part-time or full-time, evening or day. The online course is offered subject to demand. All our trainers are highly qualified - at least to Diploma and/or MA in Linguistics and experienced, with many years of teaching and training expertise.
The course focuses on teaching and learning strategies for EFL/ESOL and is mainly practically based. You will need to allow extra time for independent study, assignments and lesson preparation outside the taught course.
The course is suitable for native and non-native speakers with excellent personal use of English. Candidates should have a level of education equivalent to that required for university entrance (e.g. A Levels) or a university degree. Previous teaching knowledge or experience is not required but suitability for the course will be determined through selection tasks and interview. These include tests of written and spoken language as well as language awareness.
There is no final exam - assessment is continuous. The main area of assessment is of teaching in Teaching Practice classes with real learners. Additionally, there are four written assignments focusing on language, the learner and the teaching context. Professional conduct is the third area of assessment. Each trainee maintains and submits a portfolio representing their participation on the course and these, as well as Teaching Practice, are inspected by an external assessor from Cambridge ESOL who visits each course.