- 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.
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
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.