Cambridge CELTA Course in Beirut

Beirut, the "Paris of the Middle East", is a flourishing hotspot for shopping, socializing and sightseeing. With its pristine environment and vibrant sculptures, Beirut is an attractive city to take a CELTA Course.

TEFL Certification in Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanon's capital is an epitome of culture located on the Mediterranean coast at the foot of the Lebanon Mountains. The sophisticated city lies on two hills, Al-Ashrafīyah and Al-Muṣayṭibah. With a dark past and many scars from wars and battles, Lebanon has a rich history that is supplemented by the delightful mountain landscapes. Beirut itself attracts people from different upbringings, making it an exceptional place for CELTA students to enjoy a high degree of international exposure.

Our CELTA course in Beirut is made of detailed input sessions on language awareness, learning and teaching, principles, and practical realities of planning for effective teaching, classroom management, materials sourcing, and professional development.

All our lessons are handled by highly passionate teacher trainers who are certified by the University of Cambridge.

Additionally, we have evaluated teaching practice sessions overseen by a course tutor together with tutorial support and consultation. There are evaluation and feedback sessions where you can find out the state of your progress and discuss any issues with your tutors.

By the end of the training, all trainees will have developed the latest English teaching skills and obtained a certificate that allows them to teach and travel the world.

Beirut Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Beirut Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
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Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Beirut Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines

Assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Beirut

Our Beirut CELTA center is located within Beirut Sin El Fil Municipality, Baladiyeh Confidence Center, 7th floor Dimitri Hayeck Street, Beirut, Lebanon.

There are modern classrooms, a standard common room, and a management office as well as an up to date library with materials and videos useful to trainees, computers and internet facilities. These facilities build a more relaxed ambiance for teachers and encourage learning.

Although we do not provide on-site accommodations for international students, we help in securing affordable accommodations close to the center for the duration of the CELTA course.

We have teachers who come from diverse language backgrounds giving you the chance to work with multiracial language groups, therefore making teaching practice fun and exciting.

Job Support and Placement: Beirut, Lebanon

At our Beirut CELTA center, we endeavor our trainees get the best out of their training, as this will open the way for different job opportunities. We often employ our CELTA graduates in our various centers around Lebanon. Offers are dependent on the vacancy available in our centers.

We have job dedicated websites where our CELTA graduates can find links to different job openings across the globe. During the training, trainees are encouraged to speak with tutors about career prospects since they are more experienced and can give specialized career advice and job searching tips.

Why Choose CELTA in Beirut?

Taking a CELTA in Beirut is an opportunity to enjoy a fulfilling English teaching career in an attractive city with a large international population. There are several opportunities in Beirut for English teachers with a world-recognized teaching certificate like the CLETA.

Lebanon has a growing demand for English tuition hence the increase in opportunities for English teachers with a CELTA. As the capital city, most of the highest paying positions are located in Beirut, although you can also find a few opportunities in Byblos and Jezzine.

Private language schools, international schools, public schools, and private tutoring options constitute the majority of the opportunities in the country. Across all institutions, the average pay for teachers is between 850 USD and 2,700 USD per month. Private students are usually business professionals and public school children.

CELTA graduates can apply for positions anytime in the year in Beirut, and a face to face interview is mostly required. Typically, English teachers in the city and most other cities in Lebanon work between 20 and 30 hours weekly. Salaries differ depending on the school, either public or private school.

With Beirut's exceptional transportation system, mobility to other parts of the city is hassle-free. You also have the opportunity to travel to nearby countries at a low cost for fun and travel. The cost of living in Beirut, as well as the rest of Lebanon, is affordable regardless of your lifestyle. Most English teachers in Beirut can break even on the average salary.

Things to do in Beirut, Lebanon while taking a CELTA

Beirut's mesmerizing cultural history and architectural edifice provide a fulfilled and fascinating experience for our trainees while taking their CELTA. The city has been rebuilt severally due to war, and it now has a mix of both ancient and modern architectures, such as the Ottoman and French colonial buildings.

Take a trip to at least one of the numerous museums, try some local delicacies, and explore the city to the fullest.

The lively streets such as Hamra and Ashrafieh offer a taste of the buzzing nightlife while the National Museum and the Gibran Museum give visitors an insight into the history of the city. If you are a sporty adventurer, the Corniche is the place for leisure, such as jogging and biking. Other places to visit include the Beirut Central DistrictRobert Mouawad Private MuseumMetropolis Art CinemaZaitunay Bay and Beirut Art Center.

The city has a fair concentration of religious edifices trainees can explore while taking their CELTA. The Grand Omari Mosque and Saint George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral are two of the most significant. Marty's Square is not a religious edifice, but it is worth a visit as it represents landmark in memory of the people who were executed during the Ottoman rule. For shopping, you can stop at the Beirut Souks. The architecture is just as amazing as the several interesting souvenirs you can find in shops across the area.

The city has local cuisine that tells the history of the people. The national dish of the country called Kibbeh is made of minced meat and nuts and fried into crunchy cine balls. Some other foods to try include, Manakish, delicious meal of bread topped with sesame seedsFattet Hummus, Kibbeh Arnabieh, and Mughli.

Begin your CELTA course in Beirut. Enjoy unlimited prospects to begin your teaching career and an opportunity to explore a safe and unique city.

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