The CELTA course covers the principles of effective teaching and gives you a range of teaching techniques and practical experience. You get hands-on teaching practice and observation of experienced teachers, and you’ll apply your learning by delivering communicative teaching with English language learners.
CELTA courses are delivered by Authorised Centres on behalf of Cambridge Assessment English. All CELTA courses include at least 120 hours of contact between candidates and course tutors and include:
You should also allow for 80 additional learning hours for pre-course preparation, reading, research, assignment writing, lesson preparation, and record-keeping
The maximum ratio of candidates to tutors is one tutor for every six candidates, and there are at least two tutors on each course.
The CELTA course covers a range of topics:
You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:
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.
You will complete four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words). These focus on:
You can prepare for your CELTA course by taking a look at the Cambridge English Teaching Framework to see how you can progress in your teaching career. You can also buy the CELTA Course from Cambridge University Press, which is the only CELTA preparation course endorsed by Cambridge Assessment English.
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