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Re: Trinity Diploma

Posted By: Tim
Date: Thursday, 22 August 2013, at 4:05 p.m.

In Response To: Trinity Diploma (Maestro)

Trinity's is a good Diploma and wide-ranging covering a slightly wider curriculum than the DELTA. Trinity Diplomas all cover the same core curriculum and are issued/moderated by Trinity, so where you actually do them should make no difference to the end qualification or the fact that many universities accept it as part credit towards an MA TESOL.

But each centre has a slightly different way of presenting/teaching the course, depending logistics, the personality of the trainers, and the timings they choose.

Trinity sets the 3-year limit; once you sit the first assessment (there are 4 modules), you have 3 years to complete them. The assignments module is where mot people fall down, as that is pretty much a self-study in-your-own-time module that most training centres offer advice and commentary on and people who've done the other three modules then 'relax' and forget about the assignments...

If you have the time to move to a centre and do a full-time 4-6 month version of the course, then that's an option.

Otherwise, the EDENZ version (which I did) allows you the time to continue working a full-time job while studying for the Dip in the evenings and weekends; though it does take a LOT of time each week.
The main issues with the course is that there is a lot of group work and time management; if you are not good at self-discipline or time management, or you get put in a group for a week with others who are not good at that, then you have problems.

EDENZ's 2-week face-to-face is VERY intense, but you can defer the assignments section to after everything else and do it by distance, and you can defer the exams section to later cohort and do the prep for that online with the cohort 6/12 months behind your original one if desired.

2 weeks is still a short time to do the assessed teaching and Phonemics interview, but I've seen pep arrive a week early (by arrangement) and spread it put a bit (those who live in the city actually spread it over a month).

Finally, if you specifically want to get into management, and above 'senior teacher' level, then look at the IDLTM diploma as an option.

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Trinity Diploma
Maestro -- Wednesday, 21 August 2013, at 2:19 p.m.
Re: Trinity Diploma
Tim -- Thursday, 22 August 2013, at 4:05 p.m.

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