Cambridge CELTA & PTLLS courses
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About the Course
Entry requirements: This course is for students 19 years old and over. CELTA is open to both native and non-native speakers of English, but the course requires a good level of analytical awareness of the language as well as a high level of written and spoken English. Non-native speakers should normally have obtained the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) qualification or equivalent.
We now incorporate the PTLLS qualification in CELTA courses. "Preparing to Teach English (ESOL) in the Lifelong Learning Sector" forms an integral part of the subsequent DTEELLS (Diploma in Teaching English …)
See PDF links below for further details including course dates and initial application form.CELTA is an initial teacher training course, though participants may already have some teaching experience. It includes: analysis of English from a foreign learners point of view, development of language skills, resources, lesson planning, teaching, pronunciation and classroom management. Some courses look at teaching English from the ESOL teachers point of view.
This is an integral part of the course. Trainees work in teams of 4 or 5 with a tutor and are expected to collaborate in groups when teaching classes. When not teaching, each member is expected to observe other team members and discuss lessons with the group and tutor afterwards.
During the course they have to observe six hours of teaching by experienced teachers and write full reports on observed lessons.
The course includes input sessions on language awareness and methodology, observed teaching practice and observation of experienced teachers.
From September 2012 fees will be £825 for EU students (+ £30 registration fee), £1075 for non-EU students including the CELTA assessment and PTLLS award fees. You should also budget around £100 for books and materials.
There are detailed criteria for eligibility (see CELTA leaflet). We ask you to submit an initial application with supporting statement to check that entry requirements are met. Suitable applicants are then sent a Language Awareness task. This is assessed and if it is satisfactory, you will be interviewed. At interview, candidates should demonstrate aptitude for teaching language; interviews include a “mini teaching demonstration” by you.
The exigencies of the course and volume of enquiries are the reasons for the staged application and selection process which, although complex, result in a productive working atmosphere and high success rate.
We receive considerably more applications than we have places for, so you are advised to apply in good time; close to a course start date, suitable applicants may not get a place on their first choice of course. Please note that if offered a place after interview, your place is not confirmed until you complete College enrolment and pay tuition and registration fees.
COURSE DATES 2013 in EIS Programmes. All courses are held in Wandsworth.
10 January – 26 March:10 weeks – Tuesday and Thursday 9.0am-5.0pm (half term 18-22 Feb) (starts on Thurs)
23 April – 27 June: 10 weeks – Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm (starts on Thurs)
16 January-27 June: 20 weeks – Wednesday and Thursday 5.30pm – 9.00pm (half term 18-22 Feb., Easter 27 Mar-16 Apr) You will also need to be available to do 6 hours of observations of experienced teachers outside the course hours
29 July -23 August 2013 – 4 weeks – Monday to Friday 9.00-5.00pm