The Cambridge CELTA course is an internationally recognised introductory training and certification programme. It is designed to give you a thorough grounding in all aspects of teaching English language to adults.
The course is designed for people who have little or no teaching experience and would like to enter the fields of EFL or ESOL; or who are teachers wishing to obtain an internationally recognised qualification to extend and develop their existing skills. To participate in the course you must: be at least 18 years of age; be educated to a level suitable for university/Higher Education entrance (A levels or equivalent); have an awareness of language and a written and spoken competence in English that will enable you to follow and complete the course; be interviewed and pass a language awareness test.
The course comprises input sessions and workshops which include: classroom management skills; understanding of the contexts within which adults learn English, their motivations and the roles of the teacher and the learner; language analysis (grammar and phonology); teaching methodology, ideas and techniques applicable to ESOL/EFL teaching; using and evaluating authentic and published materials; course and syllabus design; the nature and role of FE and Adult Education; teaching basic literacy.
There is no final examination because you are assessed continuously over the course. The assessment includes: teaching groups of EFL/ESOL students at two different levels; the ability to plan lessons and reflect on and evaluate your own teaching; four written assignments related to the course input; preparation of a course portfolio of work. An external Cambridge assessor moderates every course.
CELTA Certificate In Teaching English to Adults
Please complete an application form: and return to the College - either online via this URL http://info.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk/celta, by post or in person at one of our campuses.
Yes, successful applicants will be invited to an interview with a member of staff and a pre-interview task will be set.
For this course, fees are applicable regardless of age. Please contact the College for more information.