Look for any job abroad and you are bound to come across the Cambridge CELTA listed as one of the basic requirements.
There are so many very good reasons for this!
The CELTA Certificate is recognised by employers worldwide
As a trainee you go through a rigorous selection process
Employers know you have been taught how to teach using your coursebook as well as from material you have designed yourself!
You have had plenty of opportunities to teach live classses (as opposed to online certificates which do not include teaching practicums)
You were taught at a recognised centre by Cambridge approved tutors who have appropriate background and experience
Each and every course taught everywhere in the world is inspected and moderated by Cambridge appointed assessors.
How many online cheap TEFL courses do you know that can offer so many guarantees?
What do you need in order to apply and be accepted?
Ideally you should:
have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education
be aged 18 or over
have a standard of English which will enable you to teach a range of levels including advanced classes
You may still be accepted if you do not have formal qualifications at this level but can demonstrate that you would be likely to complete the course successfully.
Part time courses are offered at least twice during the academic year starting in October and January with sessions on three mornings per week (half-day sessions till 14.00) or once a week on Saturdays (all-day sessions). We also run occasional evening courses and courses on demand (for example, for the teachers of a particular institution).
A full time 4-week option is offered several times a year in February,May, June, July, August, September, November. Sessions are every day from 10:00 to 18:30.
What happens on a course?
The Cambridge CELTA is a demanding but highly rewarding course. During your attendance, you will be following seminars and workshops by top tutors and teaching our adult classes or observing fellow trainees teach these classes. The course will equip you with all the basic teaching, planning and design skills you need in order to deal with any teaching problem.
Listen to Ioanna - a new teacher of English who is building a career abroad after completing her course in late 2015. Maria, on the other hand, is an experienced teacher who consolidated her career by acquiring more confidence and organisation in her teaching and now working for an international online school, .
How we select course participants
Selection of participants is determined through
a pre-course/pre-interview task which must be completed and sent in before the interview. This task aims to ensure that your language knowledge and skills are of a high enough level to be able to deal with the course successfully as well as to teach adult learners at a range of levels.
a personal interview with the Course Tutor. In cases where a face-to-face interview is not possible, it is acceptable to be interviewed over the phone, Skype, Google Talk or other voice messenger.
Both native and non-native speakers are accepted on the course and both are expected to have a level of education, language awareness and competence in English which will enable them to deal with all aspects of the assessment in a successful way.
Tuition is 1450 Åuros. Fees must be paid fully up to one month in advance of the start of the course in the case of full time courses; to see the payment schedule for part time courses, please download and read the application form.