Trinity Teach English Online is a flexible online self-study course that can lead to a Trinity Certificate in Online Teaching (CertOT).
Teach English Online is designed for English language teachers, who wish to transfer and enhance their existing skills into teaching in an online environment. The course provides teachers of all levels of experience with the fundamental skills they need for teaching online - enabling them to successfully support, lead and develop learners in exciting new ways made possible by technology.
Upon completion of the full course, Trinity offers a direct progression pathway to enter for a regulated Level 4 specialist teaching qualification - a Certificate in Online Teaching (CertOT) from Trinity College London.
“The best online course I've ever done. Very convenient and user-friendly... the material is presented in many different ways, so you never get tired or bored while studying the unit.”
Download a complete overview of Trinity Teach English Online.
Choose units or modules
You can opt to study either individual three-hour units, or you can choose units that have been bundled together into larger modules of study.
Begin your study
Once you've purchased your units or modules, you'll gain access to our learning management system, where you'll find world class videos and learning content.
Add a qualification
You can choose to progress further by completing all 10 units to become eligible for assessment for a Level 4 Certificate in Online Teaching (CertOT).
There are 10 units of learning in the Trinity Teach English Online programme. Each unit is a three-hour self-study course that includes videos, lesson materials, activities and quizzes. Once you have purchased your chosen course units you'll be sent a link to access the content. Units are also grouped into modules and you can choose to buy all units, a module or even an individual unit.
Preparing for the online classroom
1.1 Introduction to online teaching
1.2 Lesson planning and staging
1.3 Classroom management techniques
Developing language skills
2.1 Developing listening skills
2.2 Developing speaking skills
2.3 Developing reading skills
2.4 Developing writing skills
Resources for online learning and teaching
3.1 Tasks and activities
3.2 Resource adaptation
3.3 Resource design and creation
Try our free sample unit
Not sure yet? To get an idea of what the course is like, get one month’s free access to our sample unit containing examples of videos, interactive tasks, texts, and lesson packs from across the 10 units.
The Trinity Certificate in Online Teaching (CertOT) is a regulated Level 4 teaching qualification which has been designed as a tailor-made progression pathway from the Trinity Teach English Online course. The CertOT assesses key learning from the course, enabling you to formalise your development with an internationally recognised, Ofqual-regulated teaching qualification.
The CertOT qualification is a great addition to any teacher’s CV that provides evidence to employers about their ability to practise in an online environment.
Complete all 10 units of the Trinity Teach English Online course and progress onto the Level 4 Certificate in Online Teaching (CertOT).
The most cost-effective way to access both the course and entry for the qualification is to buy them together as a bundle:
Full course of 10 units + CertOT entry - £299.99
Alternatively, if you have already completed the necessary learning and preparation, the qualification entry can be bought separately:
CertOT qualification entry - £149.99Buy CertOT qualification entry
As a natural progression from the Teach English Online unit portfolio tasks, four CertOT assessment tasks allow teachers to demonstrate their ability to:
30 hours minimum guided learning from the Teach English Online course
20 hours self-study to complete four CertOT assessment tasks
If you have previously purchased the Certificate in Online Teaching (CertOT) and either one or more than one of your assessment tasks were unsuccessful, you can purchase this ‘re-submission’ unit in order to submit the tasks you did not pass. If you are submitting for the first time, please select the Full course + Qualification Entry for Certificate in Online Teaching (CertOT), or the Qualification Entry for Certificate in Online Teaching (CertOT).
Re-submission unit costs £75
Meet your instructors – they’re all experienced teachers and trainers who are passionate about helping teachers to optimise their professional development. Meet additional instructors here.
Head of Teacher Education
Ben started teaching in 1997 and his roles have included teacher, teacher educator, writer and assessor.
Teacher Development Manager
Simon is a teacher, teacher educator and materials writer and has been working in education since 2006.
Clare has been working in various teaching and training roles since 2008 and is currently a Director of Teacher Training in Hong Kong SAR.
‘The best online course I've ever done’
‘Very convenient and user-friendly... the material is presented in many different ways, so you never get tired or bored while studying the unit’
Elena, Exam manager, Language School
‘It opened my eyes to how much better online lessons could be. The course motivated and inspired me to explore online tools and apply them in my lessons - to the delight of my students!’
‘I’m now a much better and more confident online teacher.’
Jillian, Teacher, English language course centre, UK
‘This course helped me understand more fully what a good lesson looks like...whether you are new to online teaching or more experienced, this training will equip you with all you need and more’
Julie, Teacher, English language course centre, UK
To find out more please see the Trinity Teach English Online FAQs.FAQs