Next full time CELTA starts on 28 June 2021?Next 12 weeks' part time CELTA starts on 6 March 2021
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 November 2020 to November 2021
|January 2021||Full Time||
18 January 2021
|20 February 2021||BLENDED/ ONLINE
||Moved to March 2021|
|March 2021||6 March 2021||29 May 2021||BLENDED / ONLINE||
Instalment options avaliable
|July 2021||Full Time||28 June 2021||30 July 2021||ISE Hove / ONLINE||£1,250|
|August 2021||Full Time||2 August 2021||27 August or 3 September 2021||ISE Hove / ONLINE
|September 2021||Part Time||25 September 2021||9 December 2021||BLENDED / ONLINE||
£1,250 by 28th September or
instalment options available
|November 2021||Full Time||1 November 2021||3 December 2021||ISE Hove||£1,150|
ISE Hove are pleased to offer additional instalment plans for the Part-Time CELTA
The Part Time March 2021
The Part Time September 2021
Please be aware that all instalments must be paid in order for a candidate to pass the course and receive a certificate. Instalments may be made via standing order, debit card, credit card or using post-dated cheques.
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. Both 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 compiled 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.