Next 20 weeks' part time CELTA course starts
on 11 September 2018
Next 4 weeks' full time CELTA course starts
on 30 April 2018
University of Cambridge ESOL
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
The CELTA course provides initial teacher training, leading to a Certificate in English language Teaching to Adults.
CELTA is ideal for people without previous teaching experience who want to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
CELTA provides further training for PGCE / Cert Ed teachers with no previous training in English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
CELTA is popular with overseas qualified teachers who want to update their methodology and learn about new teaching strategies.
The University of Cambridge CELTA is the only independently moderated TEFL training certificate and is highly regarded by employers round the world. CELTA provides practical teaching experience, where trainees learn by doing.
Course Dates February 2018 to February 2019
|February 2018||20 February 2018||30 June 2018||ISE Hove||£ 1,225 (book and pay by: 11 January 2018 - £1,125)|
|May 2018||Full Time||30 April 2018||25 May 2018||ISE Hove||£ 1,050 (book and pay by: 23 April 2018 - £900)|
|August 2018||Full Time||06 August 2018||31 August 2018||ISE Hove||£ 1,150|
|September 2018||Part Time||
11 September 2018
(2 weeks' Christmas holidays closure)
|14 February 2019||ISE Hove||£ 1,225 (book and pay by: 31 July 2018 for £1,125)|
|November 2018||Full Time||05 November 2018||30 November 2018||ISE Hove||£ 1,050|
Early booking discount
ISE Hove are pleased to offer early booking discounts for the Part-Time and some Full-Time CELTA
The course fees must be paid for by the date indicated, in order to benefit from the discount. In the event that an applicant is not offered a place on the course following an interview that occours where a payment has been made prior to interview, a full refund will be given.
Education & Skills Funding Agency (SFA) funding is available for CELTA study at ISE.
ISE is an accredited recipient for SFA funded candidates. You can apply to SFA for an interest-free loan to cover the cost of CELTA, subject to eligibility. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The CELTA is awarded on successful completion of the programme which includes:
- 4 Written Assignments
- Assessed Teaching Practice (Total of 6 hours)
- Observation of Qualified Teachers (6 hours minimum)
The course covers five topic areas, as shown in the table below.
CELTA courses are designed to deliver an integrated programme. They do not, therefore, deliver each topic area as a block of learning and most sessions in the programme will make reference to subject matter covered in more than one area. For example, a language analysis session may include language analysis for the teacher (Topic 2, Language analysis & awareness); problems particular learners may have with a language area (Topic 1, Learners & teachers and the teaching & learning context), and strategies for classroom teaching (Topic 4, Planning & resources and Topic 5, Developing teaching skills & professionalism).
Over the course candidates build up knowledge related to all the topics covered in the CELTA Syllabus while at the same time developing classroom skills.
There are two modes of assessment:
i) written assignments which relate directly to one or more topics
ii) continuous assessment of teaching practice, which includes planning, teaching and self-evaluation.
The following table summarises how CELTA assessment relates to the five topics. Written assihgnment titles in italics.
Assessment of CELTA Syllabus Topics
|Topic Title||Assessment (primary)||Assessment (secondary)|
|1||Learners & teachers and the teaching & leanrning context||Focus on the Learner; Lesson planning and teaching||Language related skills; Skills assignment; Lessons from the classroom|
|2||Language analysis and language awareness||Language related tasks; Lesson planning and teaching||Focus on the learner; Lesson evaluations|
|3||Language skills: reading, listening, speaking & writing||Skills assignment; Lesson planning and teaching||Focus on the learner; Lesson evaluatrions|
Planning & producing resources for different teaching contexts
Lessons from the classroom; Lesson planning and teaching; Lesson evaluations
Language related tasks; Skills assignment; Focus on the learner
|5||Developing teaching skills and professionalism||Lessons from the classroom; Lesson planning and teaching; Lesson evaluations||Focus on the learner; Skills assignment; Language related tasks|
Q: What are the entry requirements?
A: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a sound reason for taking the course, an Advanced level of English and be at least 20 years of age. Boith native and non-native English speakers are eligible.
Q: Is there an exam?
A: No, you are assessed on your Teaching Practice, Written Assignments and portfolio, which is compliled throughout the course.
Q: Will I be able to get work with a CELTA?
A: CELTA is the initial qualification for teaching English, recognised and required all over the world. No other qualification is better for finding work. The demand for English language learning continues to grow steadily and ISE graduates have a tremendous success rate in finding jobs both locally and abroad. (Examples of recent ISE CELTA graduate progression available on request from email@example.com)
Q: What are the Written Assignments on?
A: You will complete four assignments: one on adult learning; one on the language system of English; one on teaching language skills; and one on classroom teaching.
If you have any questions please contact our Teacher Training Department via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Time courses run from 09:00 - 17.30 each weekday.
Part Time courses have mandatory input sessions every Thursday evening from 18:00 - 21:15
Teaching practice sessions run on either Tuesday evenings from 18:00 - 21:15 or Saturdays from 10:00 - 13:15.
In addition candidates will be required to complete lesson planning and preparation and to read and research input topics in advance.
The CELTA is accredited and externally assessed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Department.