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Trinity DipTESOL Scholarship Competition: Winners Announced


We are delighted to announce the winners of our Trinity DipTESOL scholarship competition.

Congratulations to our winner Ekaterina Denisik who has won a full scholarship worth €2600 and to Christopher Carbin who has won a 50% scholarship worth €1300. We are looking forward to seeing you on this course in 2020 or 2021.

Participants of this competition were asked to make a video (maximum 90 seconds) briefly demonstrating or explaining their top 3 tips for teaching English effectively online. Our judges Duncan Foord and Nicola Meldrum chose their top 10 videos taking into consideration the following:

  • 3 x tips
  • Why you chose them
  • How you have used them to teach online effectively

It was a very difficult task to choose our finalists due to having received far more videos that we initially predicted and of a very high level. We would like to thank all those who took the time to send us their video. You can find a compilation of our finalists videos here. We hope you find some useful ideas for your classes!

The final step for these 10 finalists was to write an outline for an online lesson which integrates pronunciation.

Instructions: Choose a learner or group of learners you know well and design a 60-minute online lesson for them. Select a topic they will find motivating and relevant and then create a relevant communicative objective and language objectives which will support that communicative goal. Please include examples of the language you will teach. From your language objective select pronunciation aims and include examples. Then, write a 200 to 300-word rationale for the topic and objectives telling us why this lesson is relevant to your learner or learners.

See below for the winning written tasks:

Lesson plan of Ekaterina Denisik

Lesson plan of Christopher Carbin

We would like to express our thanks to all those who participated in this competition and who sent us some great videos and impressive written work. It was extremely difficult to choose our winners. We hope to see you on one of our courses in the future.

Curious about the Trinity DipTESOL Course? Find out more here.

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