Cochin International Language Academy (CILA)

Cochin International Language Academy (CILA) is one of the five centres of OXFORD TEFL offering the TESOL and TEFL courses worldwide validated by Trinity College London.

CILA is an international institution for English Language Training and Teacher Training.  We create international opportunities for English Language teachers in Non-English Speaking  regions such as Western Europe, Central / Eastern Europe,  Asia, Latin America, Middle East / North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. We also provide English Language training to  students who wish to study or work abroad particularly in an English speaking country.



This is a 5 week intensive course. The course is taught by native speaker trainers from the UK, Canada etc., who will teach you the latest methods of English Language teaching, using up-to-date technology and the best international teaching materials. You will be studying with  trainees from different countries such as the UK, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, so will have the opportunity to interact with them throughout the course.

This course is accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in the UK and you receive credits which can be used if you take other UK qualifications. The Trinity Cert. TESOL is  independently moderated by Trinity representatives. This means that the quality of the training you’ll receive meets the highest of standards.  As a result, over the years, the Trinity stamp of approval has come to be trusted by TEFL employers everywhere. Trinity College awards a certificate to all successful candidates on completion of the accredited TEFL Certificate course


Working and studying in India (Internship Programme)

Please note that it is not legally possible for non-Indian English Language teachers to apply for employment visas in India, so if you are not an Indian citizen and do not hold a People of Indian Origin (PIO) card, we cannot find you work in India as this is not legally possible. However, we will help you to find jobs outside India.

If you are an Indian passport holder or a holder of an Indian government card for People of Indian Origin[PIO], applying from outside India, you do not need to apply for a visa but you will be charged the same fees and offered the same conditions as non-Indian passport holders applying from outside India.

Unless you are an Indian citizen or the holder of a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card, you’ll need a 12-month student visa in order to take the Cert TESOL course in India. Once you have been accepted on the Cert TESOL course, we will provide you with the necessary paperwork and assist you with the process of applying for the student visa. With this student visa you cannot work, but you can develop your skills in India through ourInternships with stipends.


Internship with Stipends

Once you have successfully completed the Trinity Certificate Course with us, you could continue your studies as an intern. In other words you are still a student but, at this stage, you are developing yourself professionally. If you wish to stay on with us you will have your accommodation paid for you by us and we will provide you with a living allowance of about Rupees 10,000 a month. Depending on exchange rates this is about 100 Pounds or 150 Dollars or 135 Euros. This will be enough for you to cover food expenses if you cook for yourself.

On our Internship Programme you will be paired with a mentor who will work with you to develop the skills you need to deliver not only general English classes. Your mentor will provide pathways for you to upgrade yourself professionally so that you can develop the special skills required to teach a variety of levels and adult professionals preparing for the IELTS exam. This will ensure that you are not only trained but also experienced when you leave us to look for a job. This is your chance to consolidate your skills in a supportive environment, build up an impressive CV for your first job application and have the experience of teaching Indian students while working with Indian professionals as your colleagues. We will provide you with a Certificate of Experience when you leave.

In order to be considered for the internship, you would need to have completed the Trinity Cert. TESOL course in our centre in Kerala, be a native English speaker and a non-Indian citizen.


Duration / Dates

Trinity Certificate in TESOL (CertTESOL)
January 11th to February 12th
February 22nd to March 18th
April 4th to May 6th
May 23rd to June 24th
July 11th to August 12th
August 29th to September 30th
October 10th to November 11th
November 21st to December 16th

Costs / Pay

1400€ for Non-Indian students.
95000 INR for Indians living in India.

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