CertTESOL Course

Because this is an internationally-recognised certification, Trinity College London sets the syllabus and the requirements for acceptance on to the course.


Course requirements

  • Native speaker of English or non-native speaker of English with at least IELTS Band 7.0, TOEFL ITP 587 or TOEFL iBT 94
  • Degree or qualifications for entry to higher education (tertiary level) in the UK or your home country or equivalent (proof of these must be provided)
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-course task and face-to-face or Skype interview

Application process

  1. Submit your application form.
  2. We send you a pre-course selection task to do.
  3. We review your task and contact you to arrange an interview – usually by Skype.
  4. If you are successful, we ask you to pay a deposit to secure your place on the course.
  5. Once we receive your deposit, we send you a link to download Course Handbook.
  6. You pay the final balance two weeks before the start of the course.
  7. You come to IALF Bali at 8am on the first day.

Next Course Dates :

July 2025 (dates to be confirmed)

Please contact tesol@ialf.edu for further information

Fee (including moderation)

US$1,950 or rupiah equivalent at the prevailing rate of exchange

Deposit (non-refundable)

US$500 or rupiah equivalent


Language Awareness

  • the grammar, syntax and lexis of contemporary English
  • phonetics and phonology, the use of phonetic transcription
  • varieties of English

Language Teaching and Learning

  • an overview of TESOL methodologies and strategies currently in use in “Western” and Asian” societies
  • classroom management, procedures and techniques, establishing and maintaining rapport
  • evaluation of course books and other teaching/learning materials
  • experience with using a range of aids such as white/blackboard, tape-recorder, overhead projector, language laboratory, video and computers
  • a series of lessons in a natural language unknown to the candidates

Teaching Practice - Participants will

  • teach a minimum of six hours minimum of observed sessions with feedback
  • observe a minimum of four hours of experienced teacher


  • Teaching Practice Journal
  • Learner Profile
  • Materials Assignment


Assessment will be made on a continuous basis with the emphasis on classroom practice. Each course will be assessed by an external moderator approved by Trinity College.

Certificates will be awarded by Trinity College, London. 
A minimum of six hours of Teaching Practice will be assessed by course tutors and a journal will be kept. Also in this journal will be records of four hours of observation made of experienced teachers, and a class profile, together with a materials design project which will be designed during the course. This will all be assessed. The ability to reflect on lessons and suggest ways to improve upon them carries a lot of weight in the assessment process. Cooperation with peers will be observed throughout the course.


The program runs for four weeks with a minimum of 130 hours comprising of input, teaching practice and individual consultations. Expected attendance is 100%.

The course is extremely intensive and demanding. There is a lot of material to be covered and assimilated on the course. The regular observations by tutors and peers during teaching practice can cause considerable strain, particularly to those not used to being observed. Careful evaluation and reflection is required by participants of both themselves and their colleagues’ approach to teaching and is central to the course.

A normal day begins with input sessions from 8am, followed by a break for lunch and then teaching practice in the afternoon. The course runs from Monday to Friday, but participants will normally need to come into the centre on the first and second Saturdays to conduct an interview and teach a one-to-one lesson as part of the Learner Profile assignment. The final day of the course is a Saturday – the day of the external moderation.

Outside of course hours participants will be expected to:

  • undertake pre-sessional reading
  • prepare for lessons and write lesson plans
  • liaise with peers to clarify and share ideas
  • consult with tutors on tasks
  • consult with tutors before and after teaching practice
  • complete set tasks
  • complete homework tasks

The IALF is committed to promoting equal opportunity in education and employment, and will not discriminate on grounds of race, colour, national or ethnic origin; sex or gender; sexual orientation; marital status, pregnancy, or parenthood; religious beliefs; political beliefs, or age or physical disability.