Cambridge CELTA Course in Hague

Hague’s captivating blend of new and old architectural styles, coupled with its cutting-edge design and a famously healthy, outdoor lifestyle, makes it a perfect place to study for a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Hague, Netherlands

The Hague or Den Haag, as it is referred to in Dutch, is known as the “royal city by the sea.” The city is located on the west of Netherland coast and is home to numerous mansions and embassies, boasts of pleasant green boulevards and parks, a refined culinary scene, and a great café culture. Hague is no doubt the ideal place for CELTA trainees who would love to experience the city’s social life during their teacher training.

Our CELTA course in Hague provides both new and experienced teachers the essential skills and knowledge needed to teach English to adults and older teenagers. The course is suitable for recent graduates or professionals who want to gain a formal teaching qualification or people who are changing careers.

Classes cover crucial aspects of teaching, such as classroom management lesson planning, material sourcing, and language analysis. The course also involves hours of assisted lesson planning and teaching practice with model students. As a means of assessment, trainees are expected to submit four different written assignments based on topics covered in the classroom and undergo six hours of assessed teaching practice.

Hague 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.

Hague Course Dates

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Hague 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 Hague

Our Hague’s CELTA center is located at Vrouw Avenweg 422, 2493 WX Den Haag (on the Junior School and Senior School campus in Leidschenveen), less than one hour from Amsterdam and only about thirty minutes from Rotterdam. Over the years, we have maintained a high standard of teaching and learning for all our trainees regardless of their language ability, nationality, or age.

We provide our CELTA trainees with spacious air-conditioned classrooms with the latest technology and interactive whiteboards. There is a self-study center available during summer intensives as well as digital learning and information resources for students. Furthermore, we offer free Wi-Fi for students throughout the entire building. Trainees can enjoy the café lounge with a seating area and a hot drinks machine, which is a friendly community gathering place.

The best parts of our training center are the tutors. All our tutors are highly qualified with years of experience. They understand your language learning needs, can relate to your career journey and are willing to share their own experience to support you. Students also benefit from an extensive range of trips and visit within or outside the city.

Job Support and Placement: Hague, Netherlands

We assist our graduates in landing their first teaching placement by providing them with lots of job opportunities updated often on our center’s job site.

Teachers are advised to subscribe to the center’s news and job site so as to be well informed of vacancies. Besides, trainees can also engage the tutors individually for consultation on career advancement tips and further professional options.

You may request advice with CV writing, employer relations. Our tutors are always happy to serve as referees or recommend CELTA graduates to prospective employers to help facilitate their job search.

Why Choose CELTA in Hague?

Despite the country’s firm grip on the English language, completing your CELTA course in Hague, Netherlands, is a great way to start your English teaching career as there are plenty of opportunities for English teachers. English lessons are compulsory in all Dutch schools with over 1500 university degrees taught in English. Teachers with a CELTA in Netherland can find a teaching job alongside the native population who dominate the job market.

There are several opportunities in private language schools, international schools, universities, business English and in-company programs. Most prospects can be found in big cities like Hague, Amsterdam, Leiden, and Rotterdam. Teachers in Netherland are expected to have teaching experience, and with a CELTA certificate, you stand a higher chance to be employed.

The average monthly salary for teachers in Netherland is 2,000 to 2,500 EUR per month, while working about 25 hours per week. While the cost of living is considered quite high in the country, be assured of earning enough to ensure a comfortable lifestyle.

Accommodations in big cities costs between 600 EUR and 800 EUR per month. Teachers that love to settle in the capital but can’t pay the expensive rent can share flat or choose the De Pijp area of Amsterdam where rental prices are lower. Cheaper houses can be found outside the main cities, although that’s not a problem as the train runs very fast and one can get to any part of the city within a couple of hours.

Trams, buses, and cars are readily available for transportation in the city, but cycling will most likely be your daily commute because it is the cheapest and Netherland is one of the most bicycle-friendly countries in the world. 

Things to do in Hague, Netherlands while taking a CELTA

The Hague is popularly known as the third largest and most royal city in the Netherlands. The city is more than just a seat of government and historical archive; it is also a central place of amazing cultural activities, architectural wonders, and tourist appeal. From exotic cuisines, historical sites, monuments, and museums to visit, there are lots of outdoor activities CELTA students can try out during and after their training in The Hague. 

Located in the center of Den Haag next to the Binnenhof (the oldest working parliament in the world) is the Mauritshuis museum that dates back to 1636. A visit to Mauritshuis, also known as the museum of Dutch golden paintings which houses the “the Girl with the Pearl Earring”, is a once in a lifetime experience. At the Binnenhorf, you will also find the Hofvijver or courts pond and the Knight’s Hall, also known as the Ridderzaaal

Another visual feast is The Escher in the Palace (Escher in Het Paleis) museum that displays some illustrations of the renowned M.C Escher and other graphic arts. There is the Gemeente museum’s masterpiece, especially Mondrian’s unfinished piece “the Victory Boogie Woogie” and the world’s largest circular painting at Panorama Mesdag.

CELTA trainees can relax and enjoy people watching or thrilling adventures at the Scheveningen beach. From bungee jumping over the water and taking the coastal views from the Ferris wheel to visiting the aquarium and sitting out in any of the hundreds of bars and restaurants that line the beach. Visit the Canlas of The Hague, especially the part opposite the Palace Garden. You can take a stroll and take in the beauty of the canal. 

More remarkably, there are lots of amazing cuisines you can try out during your CELTA training. Rijsttafel (literally means rice table), smoked eelmomji ramen, and the Vietstreet’s Pho are some of the most popular meals to try.

Earn your CELTA certificate in Hague. Start your teaching career in a great foot and gain opportunities to work with a globally recognized certificate while creating memories that last a lifetime.

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