About the Course

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages) is an internationally recognized qualification offered by Cambridge Language Assessment to enable you set your career path on the right track.

About the Course

Course topics

You will cover five main topics as part of your CELTA course:

Topic What’s in the topic
Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context  This topic includes:

- understanding the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of learners, and how this might affect their learning of English
- understanding different learning styles and preferences.
 
Language analysis and awareness  This topic includes:

- understanding key terminology used in English language teaching, applying this terminology in planning and teaching
- demonstrating a working knowledge of English grammar, lexis and phonology.
 
Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
 
This topic includes: 

- understanding basic concepts and terminology used for describing reading, listening, speaking and writing skills, applying this to teaching
- understanding how approaches to texts may vary depending on the purpose, making practical use of this in teaching.
 
Planning and resources for different teaching contexts
 
This topic includes:

- understanding the purpose and principles of planning for effective teaching
- selecting and planning the kinds of lessons that are most appropriate for particular learners
- evaluating lesson preparation and reflecting on this for planning future lessons.
 
Developing teaching skills and professionalism
 
This topic includes:

- effectively organising the classroom, both in terms of layout and pair/group activities
- making appropriate use of a range of materials and resources
- involving learners of different ability levels, enabling them to feel a sense of progress.
 

Assessment

You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are: 

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.

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*Please note that we currently provide the full time course option only.

Download the Course syllabus and assessment guidelines