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:
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.
How to adapt your teaching style and exploit a variety of classroom techniques to best suit the learner need
How to analyse and break down language in order to present it clearly to your students in a meaningful way.
How to best structure engaging and stimulating lessons that develop your student’s reading, writing, speaking and listening.
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
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.
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'.
Who is Pilgrims?
Pilgrims is an experienced teacher training organization running teacher training courses at Kent University in Canterbury since 1974 with a view to
Pilgrims publishes two major international publications to promote and encourage continuous teacher development: Humanising Language Teaching - the leading free Online journal for teachers www.hltmag.co.uk and The Teacher trainer - a unique journal for mentors and educators www.tttjournal.co.uk