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TESOL resources and professional development

The resources offered below support continuous professional development (CPD) and:

  • TESOL trainee teachers 
  • ESOL teaching in the classroom

 

TESOL trainee resources - preparing teachers for the CertTESOL 


1. Worksheets

Visit CertTESOL study resources find a series of PDF worksheets to support developing teachers. Topics covered include:

  • Study skills
  • Understanding the learner
  • Techniques for teaching English
  • Preparing for your teaching practice
  • Focusing on the individual learner
  • Lesson planning
  • Teaching grammar
  • Teaching listening and speaking


2. Video

Visit the TESOL section of the Trinity YouTube channel to see a series of short videos designed to support TESOL trainees and training providers.


3. Books

TESOL course books and teaching resources are available to order online through numerous publishers worldwide. Visit our English language publications webpage to find publishers’ resources that have been approved as suitable preparation material for use when preparing for Trinity TESOL exams:

 

Professional development resources


1. Introduction to Assessment Literacy

Visit Introduction to Assessment Literacy to see this series of 12 videos designed to give teachers an introduction into the area of assessment literacy. Each video covers a different area of assessment literacy and is accompanied by a worksheet to help guide learning. This series does not set out to provide a definitive explanation of the areas below, but to give an introduction to some key ideas and considerations in assessment literacy.

Each video and worksheet ends with a suggestion for reading to help support further learning.

Topics covered include:

  • Types of assessment
  • Classroom assessment
  • Assessment considerations, eg validity, reliability and practicality
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Progress testing
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy in assessment
  • Affective filters

 

2. Teaching the four skills - training webinars

Our series of Transformative Teachers webinars from 2018 offers teachers insights into how students learn English language reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and looks at practical ways teachers can help students to improve.

Whilst the content refers to Trinity exams, it also supports teachers’ professional development and can help improve everyday teaching practices for integrating and teaching all four skills.

Each summary page contains an introductory video, an informative discussion, and notes from the previous webinar.

 

3. Evidence-based teaching - learning resource

Evidence-based teaching refers to teaching strategies that derive from, or are informed by, objective evidence such as educational research and performance metrics. Adopting evidence-based teaching strategies has shown noticeable ‘effect’ size improvements in students’ performance. The bigger the effect size, the greater the improvements in performance. It can also refer to more qualitative research as well.

To help teachers, Trinity has created a poster containing evidence-based learning activities, distilled from research by John Hattie and other evidence-based learning practitioners. This is a useful aid for teacher spaces and training rooms alike.

  • Evidence-based teaching (download A3 poster)

    You can also learn more about how classroom research and professional enquiry can help develop your teaching in the Unit 2 research portfolio of the L7 DipTESOL.

 

ESOL resources - preparing students for English language qualifications


In addition to TESOL resources that support teacher development, you can also find here ESOL teaching resources including exam specifications, classroom activities, videos, samples papers and more for practising teachers to use in the classroom.

For teaching materials and classroom activities related to Trinity’s English language exams, visit:


English language course books and teaching resources are available to order online through numerous publishers worldwide. Visit our English language publications web page to find publishers’ resources that have been approved as suitable preparation material for use when preparing for Trinity exams:

 

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