Cambridge CELTA Course in Catania

Catania is a vibrant city located on the east coast of the Italian island of Sicily. With its reputation as a major economic hub and the seventh-largest metropolis in Italy, there is no reason not to take your CELTA in this promising city.

TEFL Certification in Catania, Italy

Taking a CELTA in Catania is an excellent opportunity to develop both as an individual and as a professional. Apart from enjoying a plethora of fascinating structures, the best nightlife and the most fantastic gastronomy adventure, a TEFL qualification earned in Catania will open up for you a world of opportunities in your teaching career.

The course is designed to give you the best study experience while training you to gain a basic level of teaching competence. It runs for a minimum of 120 hours spread over four weeks with the timetable in two parts devoted to teaching practice and written assignments.

The CELTA training includes inputs sessions on methodology, language analysis, lesson planning and learning contexts. Candidates are also expected to observe experienced teachers to imbibe effective teaching practices. In addition to this, there is teaching practice, which is an essential part of the course with individual and group feedback sessions targeted at improving candidates’ teaching prowess.

Catania 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.

Catania 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.

Catania 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 Catania

Our TEFL training center in Catania has been in operation, delivering foreign language teaching for over two decades. Located in the heart of Catania at Viale Mario Rapisardi, opposite the Post Italian and Bar Magri, the center is spacious and conducive to learning.

We have a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals all with the CELTA certification and the Young Learner extension of CELTA. This improves their training delivery and ensures the capability to train teachers of all ages. As a result, our candidates are prepared by the best and receive support from individuals who have also experienced the same career development journey.

There are standard classrooms with touch screen televisions, tablets, notebooks and resources for teaching as well as comfortable accommodation for our TEFL trainees. You can choose between single rooms with shared self-catering, private apartments, hotel accommodation or single room with local families.

Job Support and Placement: Catania, Italy

Being the headquarters of the Italian Association of Language Schools and a standard teacher training center in Eastern Italy, we regularly receive offers from language schools all over the country.

A lot of recruiters who wish to employ our CELTA graduates reach out to the school; therefore, you have a high chance of getting a job even before the end of your training with us.

In addition to this, we ensure that all our TEFL teachers are informed on available English teaching opportunities through job ads. We also organize courses and seminars for teachers and have a Facebook group where members can reach out and get support as they proceed in their career.

Why Choose CELTA in Catania?

Catania, located in Sicily, is the biggest island in Italy. The island is a vital part of Italy development both in terms of history and economy with lots of prospects for English teachers in business English.

It is relatively easy to find an ESL job in Italy as the market is ever-growing with private tutoring opportunities, especially among the locals seeking to learn English to improve their chances of getting better jobs. Teachers can apply to summer camps during the summer or to private language schools.

TESOL jobs in Italy pay as much as 2,000 EUR per month and teachers can find jobs all year round, especially between September and October, which are the peak hiring periods. The hiring process is easy and Italian students are easy to teach due to their eagerness to learn.

Catania Sicily is a vibrant place to live, work or study. However, with your CELTA certificate, you can also explore other cities like Milan, Rome, Venice and Florence.

Things to do in Catania, Italy while taking a CELTA

Catania Sicily has one of the most scenic landscapes in Sicily with its picturesque composition of baroque structures and breathtaking views of the Mount Etna. The city also has some of the world’s best wine and a diverse range of cuisine that leaves visitors craving for more.

One of the most famous attractions of Catania is the Cathedral of Sant’Agata, also known as Basilica Cattedrale Sant-Agata. The building is famed to have been built on the same spot where Saint Agatha died far back in 251.

There is also the Piazza del Duomo, a beautiful square located at the center of the city with the famous Elephant fountain on the east side. The Fontana dell’Elefante as the fountain is commonly referred to by the locals is a gorgeous black statue of an elephant made with lava alongside a small-sized Egyptian obelisk.

More attraction spots include the Castello Ursino, a defensive fortification from the High Middle Ages and the Museo Civico, a historical museum housed in a portion of the Castello. There is also the Monastero dei Benedettini, which is one of the biggest monasteries in Europe and a UNESCO world heritage site: the Teatro Romano and the dramatic gate of Porta Garibaldi.

Catania is also a great place to enjoy some traditional Irish cuisines. Street food is prevalent, and the most popular ones include the Arancino, which are fried rice balls made with mozzarella and peas. There are different varieties of Arancino; for example, you can try the arancino al ragu served with meat, and tomato sauce or the agli spinaci made of mozzarella and spinach.

Apply for a CELTA in Catania for a wonderful Italian lifestyle. You can enjoy relaxing adventures in the city’s square, travel to nearby islands and have lots of fun while obtaining skills that ushers you into an exciting career in the global ESL market.

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