Results tagged “Trinity College”

Which ELT Qualification?

By Tdol on Jan 3, 2012 | | 6 Comments

There are thousands of ESL teaching courses available, with all sorts of claims being made about them and accreditation that can be valid or bogus. One simple test is to look at adverts to see what employers are looking for, so I went through 200 adverts for basic teaching jobs around the world, and a few teaching online.  I ignored managerial positions, university and specialist jobs.  This does not rate the contents of courses, though it is clear which courses employers trust and prefer.  Qualifications are given with the percentage of the teaching jobs advertised that a person could apply for.

Continue reading Which ELT Qualification?.

Some qualifications are more equal than others

By Tdol on Jan 18, 2011 | | 3 Comments

With high unemployment in many English-speaking countries and a recession that doesn't want to go away, the demand for ESL training is buoyant.  The macro prospects for work, however, are not looking particularly good in many places- Europe is economically squeezed in many parts and ageing, the population of Japan is already shrinking, Korea's will follow suit in a few years, and China 's working population  is set to peak in a few years.

CELTA vs Online TESOL and TEFL courses

By Tdol on Aug 12, 2010 | | 3 Comments

We have had many people asking in our forum whether online teaching courses are worth the same as courses like the CELTA or the Trinity CertTESOL.  I decided to do a simple test and went through a lot of job adverts on some of the major sites and looked at the qualifications being asked for and the answer is crystal clear- they are clearly not worth as much as the CELTA and Trinity College qualifications.

1