Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)Coventry University
£ 1.450 - (1.623 €)
- Vocational qualification
- Scarborough (Grossbritannien)
Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?
IT for adults
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is the most widely recognised initial qualification for anyone interested in beginning a career as a ‘TEFL’ teacher (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) either abroad or in the UK.
Coventry University offers full-time and part-time CELTA courses. Both versions of the course are based on 120+ contact hours, either concentrated into 5 weeks in the summer months or spread out over 22 weeks between October and May.
The next full-time course starts on Monday 13 June and finishes on Thursday 14 July 2016. The next part-time course is an Online CELTA, scheduled to run from 26 September 2016 - 31 March 2017. This course is not 100% online and still involves attending a Teaching Practice (TP) session, one evening per week at the University. Watch a demo video of how the Online CELTA works here.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
There are over 1 billion people around the world currently learning English, and demand seems set to continue rising. With so many people learning English, there are jobs literally everywhere. From teaching air-traffic controllers in Madrid, to teaching advertising executives in Rio de Janeiro, a career in TEFL can take you into a wide array of very different contexts. There are opportunities for working with charities and NGOs in the developing parts of the world, and there are also opportunities in the UK, as more and more people come from around the world to study, work and live here. CELTA is the benchmark qualification in the TEFL profession and is the first requirement stipulated by employers worldwide.WHAT WILL I LEARN?
On the full-time course there are 40 x 90-minute Input sessions in which you will receive training in the following areas:
- language teaching methodology
- classroom management
- language awareness and analysis (understanding and being able to explain aspects of grammar, lexis and phonology)
- lesson planning
- teaching materials
These sessions will normally run from 09:00 – 10:30 and then 11:00 – 12:30, Monday – Thursday for 5 weeks.
The part-time course is based on the new ‘online CELTA’ whereby the same Input described above is accessed through 30 online units incorporating interactive tasks and videos, as well as participation in discussion forums and sessions in an online virtual classroom. Each unit takes around 2 hours to complete.
The Input sessions prepare you for the 20 x 180-minute Teaching Practice sessions – on the full-time course these are scheduled for the afternoons, 13:30 – 16:30, and on the part-time course there are evening slots (18:00 – 21:00) as well as daytime slots (these vary from year to year but tend to be afternoons, 14:00 – 17:00).
- learners of English come in to the University to attend free classes taught by CELTA trainees
- trainees divided into groups and teach on a rota during the first 2 hours of the session, typically 3 trainees each teaching a 40-minute lesson
- the 3rd hour of the TP session is for constructive feedback on trainees’ lessons plus planning the next day’s lessons
- each trainee accumulates 6 hours of assessed teaching
- switch to another group of learners at a different level of proficiency halfway through the course
- trainees also observe 6 hours of lessons taught by experienced teachers, either live or on DVD
4 x written assignments, 1,000 words (approx.) each
- Focus on the learner – analysis of one individual learner’s strengths and weaknesses and overall language learning
- Language-related task – analysis of target language items, how they may be taught, what problems learners may have with them
- Designing a lesson – trainees select a short text to use for teaching and design classroom activities to go with it
- Lessons from the classroom – towards the end of the course, a reflection on the ‘CELTA experience’
- the lesson plans and the taught lessons themselves
- the 4 written assignments
- portfolios evaluated by Cambridge ESOL assessor
- successful candidates awarded CELTA at Pass, Pass B or Pass A grade
HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
The course is divided into ‘Input sessions’, in which you learn 'how to teach', and ‘Teaching Practice sessions’ in which you teach learners of English attending free classes set up specially for your training. This creates a mutually beneficial ‘win-win’ situation – teaching practice for you, extra language practice for your learners – and gives you the opportunity to try out the various techniques you’ve learned through the Input sessions."