CELTA is an initial teacher training course, though you may already have some teaching experience. It's an internationally recognised qualification that gives you the skills to become an English language teacher and is ideal if you're looking for a new career opportunity. Teaching practice is a main component of the course.
This course covers:
- Analysis of English from a foreign learner's point of view
- Development of language skills, resources, lesson planning, teaching, pronunciation and classroom management
- Input sessions on language awareness and methodology, observed teaching practice and observation of experienced teachers.
A portfolio of coursework and observation of teaching practice.
CELTA is open to 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 already have the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) qualification or equivalent. This course is for students 20 years old and over. You need to have two A-levels or a degree (or equivalent). If you have recent experience of learning a second or additional language this might be an advantage.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
DELTA or PGCE (specialising in language).
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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