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CELTA

Audience

The Celta is an initial TEFL course leading to a Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. It is a 4-week intensive training program covering theoretical and practical aspects of teaching English.

CELTA will be beneficial to those:

  • who would like to embark on a career in teaching profession
  • wishing to consolidate their teaching knowledge with hands-on practice.
  • who would like to update and refresh their teaching knowledge and practice
  • wishing to add to their teaching skills

Content

The CELTA course consists of 120 contact hours and covers the following five main topics with an emphasis on theoretical background backed by hands-on practice.

TOPIC 1: Learners and Teachers & Learning and Teaching Context:

How to adapt your teaching style and exploit a variety of classroom techniques to best suit the learner need

TOPIC 2: Language Analysis and Awareness

How to analyse and break down language in order to present it clearly to your students in a meaningful way.

TOPIC 3: Language Skills

How to best structure engaging and stimulating lessons that develop your student’s reading, writing, speaking and listening.

TOPIC 4: Planning and Resources for Different Teaching Contexts

How to plan logically sequences lessons appropriate to the needs of your learners. How to select and, evaluate and make appropriate use of teaching materials and resources

TOPIC 5: Developing Teaching Skills and Professionalism

How to assess your own strengths and development needs and set goals and targets for future development

Teaching Practice: You will teach 6 hours of classes to 2 different levels of students.

Observations: You will observe your peers and tutors and comment on their teaching.

Written Assignments: You will be expected to complete four written assignments on: adult learning, language system of English, language skills and classroom teaching.

Entry Requirements

  • Do you have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education?
  • Are you aged 18 or over?
  • Do you have a command of written and spoken English? (CEFR C1, C2)
  • Are you eager to acquire effective teaching skills?

Assessment

You will be assessed in terms of two components (teaching practice and written assignments) throughout the course, with no final examination. Your performance will be internally assessed and externally moderated by an assessor appointed by Cambridge ESOL. Participants who successfully complete two components will be awarded the Cambridge CELTA certificate. There are three grades of success are: three grades – Pass, Pass 'B' and Pass 'A'.

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Pilgrims is an experienced teacher training organization running teacher training courses at Kent University in Canterbury since 1974 with a view to

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