Overview

CELTA is a 120 hours plus teachers training course in teaching English to adults for candidates who have little or no previous English language teaching experience. The course is practical in nature and is one of the most widely taken qualification of its kind, provides a thorough and practical training for people seeking employment as teacher of English to speakers of other languages. It is highly regarded internationally and in many places is a prerequisite for employment in EFL sector worldwide.

Key Information

Course Name CELTA
Course Category Teachers’ Training
Course Length 04 (Weeks)
CEFR Level C1 – C2
Qualification Certificate (QCF Level 5)
Study Mode Full time
Scholarships No
Accreditation UK
Validation Cambridge English, University of Cambridge
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Aims

The course is designed for native and non-native speakers of English with little or no experience of ELT and is an extremely practical introduction to the theory and methodology of English language teaching. During the course, participants develop familiarity with the principles of effective teaching and acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adults.

The course is highly intensive and practical in approach and when you enrol in CELTA, we work with you to:

  • Develop an awareness of language and knowledge of the description of English and apply these in their professional practise
  • Develop an initial understanding of the contexts within which adult learns English, their motivations and the role of the teacher and the learner
  • Develop familiarity with the principles and practise of effective teaching to adult learners
  • Develop familiarity with appropriate resources, methods and materials for developing English language proficiency in adult learners
  • Develop skills and confidence for teaching adults in the language classroom
  • Develop Classroom management and lesson planning
  • Develop concept checking, testing and evaluation
  • Develop use of course book, text books, commercially produced and teacher made material, authentic and non-authentic materials
  • Identify opportunities for their own future development as professionals in the field

Structure

The CELTA course will have a minimum of 120 contact hours and comprises:

  • Practise teachingfor a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two levels of ability
  • Observe experienced ELT teachers teaching adult classes for a total of six hours
  • Four written assignments

The syllabus consists of five units of learning that deal with specific topic areas in teaching of ESOL.

  • Unit 1: Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • Unit 2: Language analysis and awareness
  • Unit 3: Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Unit 4: Planning and resources of different teaching contexts
  • Unit 5: Developing teaching skills and professionalism

Assessment

There are two components of assessment which are as follows:

Component One – Teaching Practice

Students will be expected to teach for a total of six hours, working with classes at two ability levels. Assessment is continuous and based on your overall performance at the end of six hours.

Component Two– Written Assignments

You will be asked to complete four written assignments (each 750 – 1000 words) ; one focusing on analysing and responding to adult learners needs, one on analysing language for teaching purposes, one on teaching language skills and one on reflecting on classroom teaching.

There is no final examination; your trainers assess you continuously throughout the course. An external assessor appointed by Cambridge English will moderate each course as a whole. On successful completion of the course, you will receive the prestigious CELTA certificate issued by University of Cambridge which will help you finding a good teaching job at a reputable schools worldwide.

Requirements

  • Candidates should be at least 18 years old
  • No teaching experience is necessary, but candidates should have a university degree or a standard of education equivalent to that which is required for entry into higher education (University Degree Preferred)
  • Good language awareness and competency in both written and spoken English
  • Native English speaker or Non-native speakers of English are welcome, provided that their level of English is at least C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Following the initial application, all candidates are required to:

  • complete an application form
  • complete a pre-interview written task
  • attend an interview with one of our Teacher Trainers.