CELTA Course

The University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is the most internationally-recognised qualification in English language teaching. It provides trainees with teaching knowledge and methodology, practical techniques and hands-on teaching experience.

Who is it for?

It is for trainees who would like to teach English to international students or non-native English speakers anywhere in the world.

The CELTA is an initial teaching qualification which is suitable for trainees with no teaching experience or for trainees with some teaching experience but no formal qualification.

COURSE DATES:

  • 8 May 2017 to 2 June 2017
  • 4 September to 29 September 2017

COURSE LENGTH:

4 weeks

HOURS PER WEEK:
Full-time

COURSE FEES:
$3,300

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE:
12 trainees per course with 2 full-time tutors.

Content and Assessment

Coursework and performance is continuously assessed by tutors and is also moderated by an external assessor appointed by Cambridge.

1. Teaching practice

You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance.

2. Written assignments

You will complete four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words).
These focus on:

  • Analysing and responding to adult learner needs.
  • Analysing language for teaching purposes.
  • Teaching language skills.
  • Reflecting on classroom teaching.

CERTIFICATION:
 The final certificate is issued by Cambridge ESOL.

APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Be a native speaker or have a high level of English (IELTS 7.5 or equivalent).
  • Be at least 18 years old although preferably 20 or older.
  • Be able to assimilate knowledge and develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers in a short period of time.
  • Be able to commit to the four-week course.

HOW CAN I ENROL?
Applicants need to complete:

Please send application documents and/or any further questions to Ms. Celestina Froude on slectraining@gmail.com or call Celestina on +64 3 442 7810. If you need to post your application documents, please send them to PO Box 2018 – Wakatipu – 9349.

AFTER COMPLETING YOUR COURSE:

SLEC has links with agencies all over the world which can help you find a work placement as an ESOL teacher. Advice will be given concerning finding future work.

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