Re: Who teaches ESL teachers?
Some establishments offering courses other than the CELTA or Trinity CerTESOL may employ trainers with a variety of qualifications - or with none.
Cambridge requirements are:
Potential CELTA trainers are required to have the Cambridge Delta or an equivalent ELT qualification. Prospective trainers with solely a strong academic background may not be suitable as CELTA trainers because of the required focus on practical classroom issues. An MA in ELT with a strong practical focus may be acceptable if the following four conditions are also met. The prospective trainer:
- has substantial (normally five years), recent and varied ELT experience
- is familiar with the types of classes trainee teachers will teach
- is familiar with the materials trainee teachers will use
- can demonstrate professional involvement in ELT.
Trinity College requirements are:
Course tutors must have one of the following as a minimum qualification: ◗◗Trinity’s DipTESOL (Diploma in TESOL) or equivalent (Unknown Language tutor does not require
◗◗Trinity’s CertTESOL or equivalent
◗◗a qualification in English language teaching of at least equivalent content and depth to the above,
i.e. placed at Level 5 within the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework or a recognised equivalent
in or outside the UK
◗◗course tutors must have recent English language teaching and documented training experience.
Course tutors who have the minimum qualification of a Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent must be
working towards a higer level qualification.
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