Global English language qualification arrives in Brazil

29 Jan 2014

Global English language qualification arrives in Brazil

Trinity College London is today launching its Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) qualification for the first time in Brazil.

This is a practical training qualification to equip people with the basic skills and knowledge to inform and develop their teaching skills. Trinity College London’s TESOL qualifications are some of the most widely respected qualifications for teachers globally.

Cultura Inglesa Rio de Janeiro will run the CertTESOL in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Goiânia. Cultura Inglesa Recife and Natal will also run the CertTESOL. Meanwhile, the British Council will be running their first course in São Paulo in February.

All successful candidates will receive a Trinity College London certificate, which is recognised by employers of English language teachers around the world, including the British Council.

Julian Kenny, Head of Teacher Development at Trinity, said: ‘The demand for well-qualified teachers of the English language has never been greater, and the Trinity CertTESOL is designed to give teachers the skills they need to succeed wherever they choose to practice’.



Notes for editors

Trinity CertTESOL

The Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) is a TESOL or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate designed for those who are new to English language teaching or for those who want to develop their skills and gain an internationally recognised qualification.

It equips candidates with the basic skills and knowledge needed to take up a first post as an ESOL teacher. It gives an introduction to the theory and practice of English teaching and an insight into the challenges facing the learner and the role of the teacher.

The CertTESOL is accepted by the British Council as an initial TESOL or TEFL qualification for teachers in its accredited teaching organisations in the UK and in its own teaching operations overseas. Credits are also awarded towards degree programmes offered by universities in the UK.

Trinity has a suite of qualifications for English language teachers at all stages of their careers.


Trinity College London

Established in 1877, Trinity is an international exam board, with a rich heritage of academic rigour and a positive, supportive approach to assessment and development.

Trinity provides recognised and respected qualifications in a range of communications-based subjects, including the English language, communication skills, drama and music.

Trinity conducts over 600,000 assessments a year worldwide.

Trinity is committed to increasing the quality of teaching and learning, demonstrated by the delivery of training and support to teachers, and by the provision of qualifications and certification for teachers.


Cultura Inglesa Schools

The first Cultura Inglesa school, an English-teaching provider, was founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1934. In 1991 ABCI (the Brazilian Association of Culturas Inglesas) was founded. All Cultura Inglesa schools are part of ABCI, with schools throughout Brazil and around 210,000 students. All the Culturas Inglesas work towards ensuring that a high standard of English language teaching is offered to students.

Cultura Inglesa Rio de Janeiro has a total of 54 schools in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Goias, Rio Grande do Sul, Espírito Santo and in Distrito Federal (Brasilia) with about 60,000 students.

Cultura Inglesa website


British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. It creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.

The British Council works in more than 100 countries. Its 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year teaching English, sharing the Arts and in education and society programmes.

British Council website


Contact us

For more information in Brazil

Rio / Goiania: (+55 21 2528-8711)

Sao Paulo:



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