Entry requirements

The entry requirements include:

  • minimum age: 18 although some course providers specify 20 or 21.
  • educational background and qualifications: enough to allow trainees to enter higher education in their own countries.
  • excellent competence in spoken and written English. Speakers of English as a second or additional language should have a minimum overall ability at C1 (CEFR). All applicants are assessed on their language skills at interview equally.
  • demonstrate an ability to learn how to explain the relevant features of English to learners and teach these in a communicative context.
  • willingness to work cooperatively as a member of the training group and respond constructively to feedback on personal performance.
  • demonstrate the potential for combined study, including language analysis and also rigorous practical training.

For more details on entry requirements, please click here to download the full syllabus. Individual course providers will give details of any additional requirements and their individual selection procedures.


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