CELTA is the original TEFL course and it provides initial training leading to a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. It is intended for those without previous experience who wish to enter the profession and for teachers with no previous training in this field.
Success in the certificate has enabled many candidates to obtain their first teaching position. The course is highly regarded by employers as providing sound initial training and a strong basis from which to develop as a teacher of English.
Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context; Language analysis and awareness
Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing; Planning and resources for different teaching contexts; Developing teaching skills and professionalism.
Courses will have a minimum of 120 contact hours including:
training, supervised lesson planning, teaching practice, feedback on teaching, peer observation, observation of experienced teachers, consultation time.
Candidates will need to dedicate a minimum of 80 hours for the required reading, research, pre- and post-session tasks, assignments and lesson preparation.
Trainees are continuously assessed in all the syllabus areas, including written assignments, and with particular emphasis on their teaching ability and potential. At the end of the course, successful candidates receive the Cambridge CELTA certificate and a detailed progress report.
PART-TIME over 12 weeks: January - March, April - June, October - December
FULL-TIME over 4 weeks: February, May, June, July, August, September, November
CELTA ONLINE over 12 weeks: January - March, April - June, October - December