Pre-Interview Tasks

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Before being accepted on a course, you will need to do an interview. The interview is an opportunity for Spainwise to ensure that you meet the minimum requirements for the course and that you are likely to complete the course successfully. All Trinity course providers have to make sure that each trainee meets these requirements. As part of the interview, you will also be asked to complete a short handwritten task (approximately 50 words).

You will be informed within 24-48 hours of the interview if you have been successful, in which case we will offer you a course place.  If you have not been successful, we will be happy to explain why not.

You will need to complete the pre-interview tasks below in advance of the interview. 

We ask applicants to complete these tasks prior to doing the pre-course interview as the tasks will help both applicants and the course director to prepare for the interview. Your answers will also give Spainwise a sample of your written English (Trinity College London requires Spainwise to check applicants’ level of English as part of the enrolment process.

Pre-Interview Tasks

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  • 1. Essay Task: Choose ONE of the following and write about 250 words in response:

    A) What are your experiences of language learning? Why were your experiences positive or negative?

    B) Think of a learning situation/experience in your life (either successful or unsuccessful) and describe what the situation was and what factors you believe made the learning successful or not.

    C) (If you have experience of teaching) Describe your experiences as a teacher. How would these experiences help you in an English Language Teaching post in the future? What do you hope to gain from the CertTESOL course?

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