A quick coffee with… Duncan Foord (Oxford TEFL Director)

Duncan Foord

A company is only as good as its people, as the saying goes. Here at Oxford TEFL, we couldn’t agree more. Our team of dedicated professionals is what allows us to stay passionate and continue providing high quality teacher training. Indeed, without them, there’s no way we could have continued to grow and thrive since […]

How I managed – and enjoyed! – the DipTESOL course as a new parent.

I decided to take the Trinity DipTESOL shortly after finding out that my wife and I were expecting a baby in 2020. When I started the course, I couldn’t help but worry about how I would manage all of the assignments alongside supporting my wife, working and preparing myself for an extra little family member. […]

Call for Papers: Training and Leadership in ELT Conference

training and leadership in ELT conference

We are very pleased to announce the first Training and Leadership in ELT conference by Oxford TEFL! After two highly successful online versions of our long-running InnovateELT conference, we have decided to gather top professionals from the worlds of teacher training and academic management for this free-to-attend online event. This time, our goal is to […]

Meet our Expert Team of Trinity DipTESOL Tutors!

Trinity DipTESOL course

Our team of Trinity DipTESOL tutors is growing! As we look forward to the upcoming blended and 100% online courses, we are proud to introduce you to the expert trainers who will guide and support our trainees.

Want to compete for the best TEFL jobs? Here’s how.

Your first year of post-CELTA teaching is full of challenges and rewards. It’s exciting to be able to put into practice what you learnt on the course. You’re now planning and teaching without the help of a tutor. After a while you begin to feel like a ‘real’ TEFL teacher for the first time. As […]

Call for Sponsors (InnovateELT 2021)

With another edition of InnovateELT online on the horizon, we are on the look out for partners. With a variety of sponsorship options available, we hope you’ll join us in creating a conference to remember.  So, what kind of partners are we looking for? In the past, we’ve forged relationships with some of the biggest […]

Trinity DipTESOL assessments: what are they and why do we do them?

Trinity DipTESOL

Although the word assessment can bring forward memories of school and a whole host of negative emotions, it’s not necessarily the case. Research in both the fields of English language teaching and mainstream education has shown that well-designed assessment can be motivational and lead to better learning.  There are four assessments within the Diploma in […]

How can I pass the Trinity DipTESOL unit 1 exam?

Trinity DipTESOL

Top tips and techniques from a Trinity DipTESOL graduate. I hate exams. Even more than the average person, and beyond the most obvious of reasons. Furthermore, I now have the academic nous, training, and knowledge to eloquently rail against them as a concept. (Thank you for that Trinity DipTESOL course!)  I hate what exams do […]

Am I ready for the DipTESOL or DELTA Course?

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What is the DipTESOL (or DELTA)? If you’ve read our recent blog post, you’ll know that we have been exploring the most common acronyms in TEFL. DipTESOL and DELTA are two more. Both stand for Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. They are fully accredited, advanced level TEFL qualifications which are recognised […]

Pronunciation: 3 practices to question and 3 practices to explore

Adrian Underhill

See what’s going on, try something different, learn from it. That’s my teacher development mantra. It applies to everything, everywhere! Let’s start with the first bit: To follow our road to becoming the best teachers we can be, we need to question our beliefs and hidden assumptions. especially assumptions we have taken on board without […]