Cambridge CELTA Course in Berlin

Known for its historical heritage and a higher number of museums than rainy days, Berlin is an intellectual center and a great destination to obtain a CELTA certificate.

TEFL Certification in Berlin, Germany

If you are considering getting the best recognized TEFL teacher training certificate while experiencing the most diverse cultures as well as wild colorful parties and festivals, then consider a CELTA in Berlin, Germany.

Our training school located right in the heart of the city and about two minutes’ walk from the former site of the infamous Berlin Wall, runs intensive CELTA courses for English teachers as accredited by the University of Cambridge and approved by the Berlin City Government.

Participants in our CELTA course may choose between a full time or part time training program where they are taught language analysis, teaching contexts, classroom management and exposed to hours of teaching practice. Our full time program is 120 hours spread over a four week period while our part time course is the same number of hours spread over a three month period or more.

Our extensive feedback and self-evaluation sessions on teaching practice and written assignments are usually very helpful as they help our TEFL students improve significantly over time and increase their confidence to teach in the classroom at the end of their training.  

Berlin 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.

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Berlin 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 Berlin

Our TEFL teacher training center in Berlin was established autonomously in 2003 as a result of our dedication to creating and providing excellent standards in English teaching and language education.

As our CELTA trainee, you have special access to facilities including a full library containing important ESL course books and reference materials, a space to work on your assignments and create lesson plans as well as a computer room with printing facilities and access to the internet through Wi-Fi.

A typical full time day is spent on lessons from 9:00 AM to noon, a thirty minutes lunch break, feedback on teaching practice from the previous day, input for teaching practice the next day, a 45 minutes break that ends at 3:00 PM and then two hours of teaching practice and a general one hour of feedback on Fridays.

We help you with accommodation, and our rooms are fully equipped with telephone and internet connection as well as shared facilities such as kitchen, living room and bath.

Job Support and Placement: Berlin, Germany

From our years of experience in the field of professional development, we have learnt that having support from qualified and reassuring tutors who have experienced the same journey as you are just beginning is more important than just course materials.

For this reason, we place a lot of emphasis on job support at our CELTA training institute. We offer our graduates quality ESL job advice about working in Germany, how to market themselves internationally, get maximum benefits from their skills and certificate as well as bureaucratic and legal advice where required. 

Usually a larger percentage of our TEFL graduates stay behind in Germany to work and continuously receive support from our trained tutors until they are well settled in their jobs and can proceed on their professional development journey without much hassles.

Why Choose CELTA in Berlin?

Taking your certification in Berlin, Germany means you have chosen the option that opens you to a wide range of opportunities in the ESL market both in and out of the country.

Once you have obtained your TEFL certificate such as a CELTA in Berlin, you can find job openings on a permanent or freelance basis where you will teach in language schools, take an administrative position or work under other range of contexts.

Most of the popular English teaching opportunities include Business English which involves teaching English to Business Studies students in a University and teaching technical English to adults in an engineering company. You can also work with individuals preparing presentations for top company mangers or simply teaching conversational English to adult students at a public adult education center.

Other types of jobs available to you include taking students preparing for internationally recognized English exams such as TOEFL or even private one-on-one classes tailored to meet the needs of your students. The average monthly salary of ESL teachers in Berlin is about 1,000 EUR to 2,500 EUR per month.

Things to do in Berlin, Germany while taking a CELTA

First and foremost, if you are considering taking the four week intensive CELTA course in Berlin, then it is important that you arrive a few days before your training or plan to stay for a while after your training so that you can explore without interrupting the course of your studies.

Begin with a stroll across the city’s most famous park called Tiergaten where you can find some significant monuments, grab a quick meal or even try sunbathing. Visit the Berliner Dom, an intriguing baroque cathedral with its infamous dome decorated with strikingly beautiful mosaics.

Another prominent place to visit in Berlin is the site called Checkpoint Charlie which is the ancient historic cross point during the cold war where people crossed from East to west and vice versa.

Your Berlin experience will be incomplete if you miss trying the local dish Eisbein made of boiled or grilled pork knuckles and served with peas, potatoes and sauerkraut. There is also Currywurst, Berliners’ pride dish which actually does have a museum in its honor. This grilled sausage can be found in almost every corner of the city. You can also try Spatzle, a vegetarian dish, Schnitzel or the German barbecue, Bratwurst.

Your best experience in Berlin however may be taking the boat cruise along the River Spree and visiting any of the accessible bathing lakes in Brandenburg, also called the land of 300 lakes.  Don’t miss the Berinale, the most popular film festival in the world with the largest attendants.

Begin a CELTA course in Berlin and discover an amazing way to explore the best of Berlin culture, history, festivals, parties and cuisines while obtaining the necessary skills you need teach and travel the world.

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