Cambridge CELTA Course in Brussels

Offering waffles, delicious chocolate, and holding its own as the center of European Culture, Brussels is a fabulous city to visit and an excellent location for a CELTA certification.

TEFL Certification in Brussels, Belgium

Taking a CELTA in Brussel is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Although a relatively small city, it is made up of 19 distinct areas making sightseeing and exploring a lot of fun. From the culture and sophistication in St Gilles or Ixelles to the cafes and green spaces. There is a lot to be done in Brussels as you study to obtain your globally recognized TEFL certificate.

Our Brussels based teacher training center is situated within the center of the city and provides excellent quality training with small class sizes. We aim to offer the best preparation we can so that participants leave feeling as well prepared as they can to take on classrooms across the world. We also provide modern facilities and are easily accessed by public transport due to our enviable central location.

Our tutors will help you gain confidence and improve your career prospects as well as providing the feedback and evaluation that CELTA courses are well known for. The training is in-depth and intense, with 120 hours of tuition, content, and teaching practice. We also provide our students with opportunities to observe classes to get a feel for some of the skills and ideas we discuss in our sessions.

Choosing to do your CELTA here in Brussels will allow you to enjoy your free time in a fun and interesting city and relax away from the classroom.

Brussels 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.

Brussels 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.

Brussels 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 Brussels

Our CELTA institute in Brussels is located on Rue de l-Association 42 1000, Brussels, Belgium. From the center, trainees can take a stroll and access the several European institutions and international business environment around.

The TEFL center is adequately equipped with comfortable classrooms, a well-stocked library with up-to-date materials and resources as well as a media center.

We also have supportive tutors who are ready to help individual trainees through their experience to explore their potentials and build a fulfilling teaching career.

Job Support and Placement: Brussels, Belgium

At the end of your TEFL training in Brussels, we offer career development support because we believe in helping our teachers achieve their career goals.

This continues until you are well settled with a fulfilling job within the city, or anywhere you choose to settle. The help we provide includes advice on a wide range of subjects as regards to teaching English professionally across the world.

We also provide you with personalized references which are essential to getting excellent opportunities within Brussels.

Furthermore, we ensure that you have access to regular information on worldwide teaching vacancies and other related positions where you have a chance to develop professionally.

Why Choose CELTA in Brussels?

One of the significant advantages of taking a CELTA in Brussels is the opportunity that it poses especially within the TESOL market In Europe. You will get acquainted with the European System and openings in the country. Indeed, there are a wide variety of English teaching jobs with the increasing demand for teachers in schools and companies around Brussels and Belgium as a whole.

English teachers in Belgium work around 20-25 hours a week. TEFL teachers are needed in private companies, international schools and of course language academies. Working in the state system in Brussels is quite complicated and requires a degree. Despite this, our CELTA graduates are usually able to find a job and show their distinct capabilities amidst other applicants. The best part of this is that many employers, especially in private language schools, are on the lookout for CELTA qualified teachers.

Teaching in Belgium is satisfying with teachers earning around 1,800 USD to 2,200 USD. This will depend on factors such as the hours you work, your employer, your contract, and your experience. Interviews tend to take place in person, so if you do your CELTA here and stay on, you’ll be in the right place to meet your future employer face to face!

Belgians enjoy a good quality of life and Brussels is no exception. Living costs do reflect salaries; however, some expenses are relatively high. Rent is reasonable, particularly in comparison to other European cities, and you can share an apartment to help reduce some of the cost and save more.

Things to do in Brussels, Belgium while taking a CELTA

Brussel is a vibrant city with a multicultural atmosphere and lots of exciting opportunities for TEFL teachers to explore and have fun.

There is more to be seen by CELTA trainees in Brussels than solely the central area where the Grand Place is found. Museums can be found all around the city. Check out the Musical Instrument Museum or The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History.

There are many art galleries and parks to wander around. Admire the elegant monument, Palais du Cinquantenaire, located in the middle of the beautiful park called Parc du Cinquantenair. Stop at the Notre-Dame du Sablon, one of the most famous and striking Gothic Churches in the country and experience the true beauty of architectural structures in Belgium.

Brussels is also a very green city with a few nature parks and the Sonian Forest, which are all great spots for a walk. The forest is a particularly good location for watching the sunset and enjoying the fresh air.

You can check out the Abbaye de la Cambre; an abbey set out on lovely green French gardens. The elegant structure is home to the National Geographic Geographical Institute, the Shrine of St Boniface and a painting called Mocking of Christ.

No trip to the Brussels would be complete without tasting some of the local delicacies, even while you are taking an intensive TEFL course. Mussels and French fries are incredibly popular and found everywhere, but there are also lesser-known dishes such as eel and rabbit that are worth a try. For your sweet tooth, you will easily find delicious waffles and Belgian chocolate to satisfy you.

Get your CELTA course in Brussels. Obtain a globally recognized teaching qualification while you enjoy the vibrant art, architecture, and the extensive range of delicious chocolate for which the city is famous.

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