Cambridge CELTA Course in Yerevan

Yerevan is considered Armenia’s cultural center and is well placed to offer educational excellence alongside insights into an intriguing culture. Its strategic location between the Middle East and Asia makes it a desirable place to take a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Yerevan, Armenia

Armenia is located in Western Asia and as a result, offers easy access to a range of countries for TEFL trainees looking to travel and explore before or after taking the certification. Often referred to as the gateway to both the Middle East and Asia, the easy onward travel from Yerevan is an essential factor for ESL teachers as they seek employment further afield after their TEFL certification.

Many employers of TESOL teachers around the world now request qualifications like the CELTA, which is what you get after taking your training with us. At our institute, we take you through the fundamentals of practical English language teaching to adults. You will learn skills that allow you to prove your professionalism in the classroom anywhere across the world at the end of your training.

We run our CELTA courses based on specifications outlined by Cambridge Assessment English and have a minimum of 120 training hours. During your CELTA training at Yerevan, you will develop a range of practical skills for classroom management, resource gathering, lesson planning, and gain essential knowledge of the principles of effective English teaching.

Our highly experienced international tutors ensure you are supported throughout the process and offer guidance and feedback to all our participants.

Yerevan 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.

Yerevan Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
Contact us, to receive an update on the upcoming CELTA course, dates & fees in Yerevan.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Yerevan 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 Yerevan

Our TEFL training center in Yerevan is location on the Marshal Baghramyan Avenue, close to restaurants, supermarkets and exchange offices within the city. We provide the required facilities and the atmosphere that aids learning and interacting between peer teachers.

Our classes are cozy and comfortable, and there are plenty of TEFL resources to help you with research and carrying out your written assignments.

We have a quiet area suitable for self-study or relaxation in the middle of intense hours of training. We also assist our trainees in finding accommodation close to the center.

Job Support and Placement: Yerevan, Armenia

Our CELTA graduates can apply to our center after their training provided there are opportunities available. In such cases, we give preference to our alumni who meet the requirements.

We also offer career advice and tips on how to effectively apply for jobs within and outside the city.

Our tutors are committed to each trainee’s career development and are readily available to provide references to prospective employers. We also have dedicated staff that offer assistance with bureaucratic issues with employers when our candidates require it.

Why Choose CELTA in Yerevan?

One of the reasons Yerevan is an excellent option for ESL teachers to complete their TEFL certification such as a CELTA is its reputation as the biggest market for English teaching jobs in the country. Even more, our graduates can also explore smaller cities such as Spitak and Gyumri.

You will find some openings in private language schools and international institutes, and volunteer teaching is a bit common too. A spectacular one is the Peace Corps program where you get to teach alongside a teacher from Armenia for about two years.

Salaries for English teachers in Yerevan is based on qualifications and experience. With a CELTA, it is possible to find jobs that pay between 1,000 to 1,500 USD per month. Private language schools tend to pay between 5 USD to 10 USD an hour. Salaries may come with benefits such as airfare, shared apartments and professional development programs or teachers.

Working in the Armenian school system is a little more complicated as some schools require a qualification from your home country, and you should approach individual schools about their requirements if you'd like to take this route.

Generally, the cost of living in Armenia is low and although cities like Yerevan have relatively high cost compared to other cities, you will still be able to save from your salary as a TEFL teacher.

Things to do in Yerevan, Armenia while taking a CELTA

Armenia is a beautiful country and Yerevan, its cultural capital, has a lot to offer visitors. Known as one of the world's oldest historically inhabited cities, the rich history of the Yerevan is always of interest. The town provides CELTA trainees a range of activities, so you'll have plenty to do after a busy day in class and unending options for weekends exploring.

The Republic square or Hraparak is a must-see with its fountains and clock tower, and both the Yerevan Cascade and the Tsitsernakaberd offer a striking glimpse into the city's past. The latter is a memorial to the Armenian genocide, built-in 1967.

Stop at the Sergei Parajanov house Museum for some of the best artworks in the city. The Casfejian Museum of Art is another place to visit. You will find the Sculpture Garden and have the chance to climb the Yerevan Cascade.

Due to the rich history of Armenia, you can visit monasteries and Cathedrals, go to the opera or even take a look at the Blue Mosque. One of the most exciting features of the city is its combination of historical features alongside more modern structures. Kond is a very old neighborhood in the city where you can still see the area as it was in the olden days without many changes. While you are at it, don't miss a chance to pass through the Kond Pedestrian Tunnel.

Café culture is a big feature in Yerevan. You'll find all sort of cafes everywhere you look and have the opportunity to try an amazing range of coffee. As well as the coffee you'll be able to try a beer or two at Daggett Brewery and see what you think of Ararat-a brandy local to the area.

Yerevan is also home to a variety of delicious Armenian cuisine. Although very much underrated, the traditional dishes of Armenia are heavenly with loads of fresh herbs. Manti is made of lamb or veal dumplings baked in tomato sauce and served with garlic yogurt. You can also try wrapped rice, onion, minced meat and mint called Dolma or Khorovats, Armenian style kebabs.

Begin your CELTA in Yerevan. Enjoy the delicious traditional Armenian cuisine and coffee, and take in the striking views of its stunning monasteries and cathedrals while you stake the first step to making your teaching dreams a reality.

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