SEDA College has been delivering English language courses in Dublin’s City Centre in Ireland since 2009. As an ACELS and EAQUALS recognised English Language school, we understand the need to provide continuous training and development for our team of teachers and academic staff. Despite globally-reported labour shortages after the pandemic, SEDA has managed to maintain the highest quality of English Language teachers.
We are now using our strength and expertise to deliver the Trinity College London CertTESOL course, a prestigious, internationally-recognised teacher training course that qualifies teachers with a university degree to teach English as a second language in Ireland, the UK and in most parts of the world.
SEDA is proud to be a recognised centre for the delivery of the Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This is an internationally recognised initial teacher education qualification, rated as a Level 7 Minor Award on QQI’s National Qualifications Framework.
The CertTESOL course equips trainees with the basic skills and knowledge needed to take up their first post as ESOL teachers. It is a short intensive course (130+ hours) that looks at the theory and practice of English language teaching and learning, providing insights into the challenges faced by teaching professionals in the English Language classroom. The course provides hands-on practical experience of teaching multilingual adult students, where trainees are observed and provided with individual feedback on their teaching approach.
Teacher Training and Erasmus+
At SEDA we are also launching a new course programme entitled “Teacher Development and Erasmus+”. This Teacher Development programme is for in-service teachers who are interested in developing both their own English language skills and their knowledge and experience of CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning.
The CLIL approach to teaching and learning, which is now embedded in European-level policies, has its origins in Europe in the 1990s. Since then, it has spread widely in primary and secondary education throughout the continent and beyond. It is regarded by EU institutions as an important instrument to foster European citizens’ bi- and multilingualism, to be offered alongside regular foreign language teaching for students in mainstream education.
The course will help the participants to gain a deeper understanding of the teaching and learning process:
- Understand CLIL principles and how to apply them;
- Learn how to integrate the teaching of content and language;
- Select and develop engaging teaching material that promotes effective learner-centred learning;
- Plan and implement classroom activities that will effectively develop cross-curricular learning for non-native speakers of a language;
- Refresh and improve communication skills in the English language;
- Successfully implement a CLIL approach in your own classroom.
For further information, click here to see the entire programme, outlining the benefits and details of studying with SEDA.