CELTA - the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults - focuses on teaching and learning strategies for EFL/ESOL and is mainly practical. In addition to your taught sessions, you will need to allow extra time for independent study, assignments and lesson preparation.
The course is an intensive programme of study to which you will be required to fully commit. This is a very practical course with a focus on hands-on teaching practise so that upon completion, you will feel confident beginning or continuing your career as an ESOL teacher with all the skills and knowledge you will need. Many of our students have even gone on to become teachers on the ESOL courses we offer at CONEL.
Our teachers are currently planning for the safest ways to deliver this course from September. We have been delivering all of our courses completely online since the outbreak of Coronavirus in March 2020, and we are fully equipped to continue this for as long as is necessary. We hope to be able to deliver the course in a mixed format – blending online lessons with face-to-face teaching – as and when we feel that, on the basis of Government advice and our own risk assessments, it is safe to do so. We hope to be able to tell you about how much of this course will be delivered online and how much will be face-to-face in our college buildings, in July.
Topics covered can include:
You will need to be:
If English is not your first language, you should be able to provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the course - e.g. a recently obtained English language qualification or test result awarded no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment and equivalent to a minimum of Cambridge English CAE Grade A/IELTS 8.0 in all sub-scores.
All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
CELTA is assessed through written and assignments and practical teaching. There are four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words), which focus on:
Your teaching practice will also be assessed, over a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance.
f you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover part of your tuition fees - please contact us for further information.
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