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Cambridge CELTA

Teacher training and Development

  • All CELTA courses include 6 hours of Teaching Practice, one of the reasons why they are so well respected. All candidates teach 8-9 lessons with multilingual classes of adult learners at two different levels.
  • The course is delivered by a Cambridge Authorised Centre and taught by approved tutors who have appropriate training qualifications and experience
  • Each and every course is quality controlled, inspected and moderated by Cambridge appointed assessors.

Why you should do your CELTA with us! 

CELT Athens is an Authorised Cambridge Teaching Awards Centre and has been running TEFL courses from Certificate to Diploma level courses since 1989. Since then we have trained more than 4000 teachers in the private and public sector.

Experience – Quality – Creativity – Top Tutors – Top Reputation

We guarantee excellence in:

    • Quality of tutor input and support; please check our tutor profiles and qualifications here  & trainee reviews here
    • A rich and varied ELT library with all the books you need for your background reading.
    • Unparalleled online support with special access to resources, self-access & study materials; 
    • Fantastic teaching facilities  with all the necessary tech including IWB’s, access to Wifi, library & Common Room for our trainees – we are in the heart of the city centre.
    • Job support through our online closed community – during and after your course
    • A variety of course options and start dates available
    • A strong alumni community and an international network of peers – we are a connected centre, with a strong presence through publications and conference presentations in person or online.
    • A free short course on Teaching Languages Online which will give you an extra certificate.  

 How Difficult is the CELTA? 

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.

All you need to know about our CELTA courses

CELTA Course Details

How the courses are delivered

The content of fully online courses is delivered asynchronously through the Cambridge online platform and all access and study time will be done whenever a candidate has free time.  The days and times of interactive sessions may be adjusted to the needs of different groups of trainees in different time zones but they are usually 6-7 hours long, a full morning afternoon or evening. Attendance to these live sessions is required.

During the live Zoom Meetings candidates...

… teach and observe others teach real students
… give and receive feedback about lessons taught or seen
… plan lessons with tutor supervision.
… attend progress tutorials in groups or individually
… attend interactive seminars and workshops

Timetables

Online courses can be followed in part time mode over 10 weeks or in intensive mode over 6 weeks.

10-week course:  Live sessions are on one full day a week  a.m. or p.m.   (for approximately 6-7 hours each time) 

6-week course:  Live sessions are on two full days a week  a.m. or p.m.   (for approximately 5 hours each time) for the following.

Here is what a typical day on the course is  like (subject to change depending on number of trainees):

09:00-11:00    Teaching Practices
11:00-11:15       Coffee Break
11:15-12:15       Feedback to Lessons
12:30-13:30     Supported Lesson Planning
14:00-15:00     Online Live Seminar

Workload

10-week course: This is a great option even if you are teaching although it does require setting time aside for study. We estimate an average of about 10 hours working independently on the course content, plus additional hours lesson planning and assignment writing. The days and times of these live, interactive sessions are adjusted to the needs of different groups of trainees in different time zones.

Candidates must study the course content on the Cambridge platform outside online contact time with tutor and students any time or day of the week they have available; they will be required to cover between 3-5 units every week and complete four short assignments during the course.

6-week course:  This is a great option if you are not yet teaching or, if you are, you should choose it if you have a very light teaching schedule. We estimate an average of about 10 hours working independently on the course content, plus additional hours lesson planning and assignment writing. The 6-week course can be quite demanding and it is difficult to follow if you are also working. you will need to set a minimum of about 25 hours per week for attendance, study and lesson planning.

To participate 

You will need a reasonably fast connection and a laptop or desktop with a web camera. You will also need a noise-cancelling headset with a microphone (not the one you use for your smartphone). This will allow you to participate and teach with no audio and and video issues. Our online/virtual classroom allows participants audio, video, text chat and screen sharing (standard tools in all live classrooms) as well as other great functionalities, such as dividing students into separate rooms in order to do group work.

To apply

Download the application form by clicking on here

Full time courses are usually completed over four weeks, most of them in the summer months. It's suitable for for loca international student-teachers who are able to come and spend at least four weeks in Athens, ideal for anyone who wants to take advantage of our superb location to also have a great break before or after their course!!!

Timetable

Attendance is every day during weekdays (Monday to Friday); it is an all-day attendance course, usually from 09:00 – 17:00. Here is what a typical day on the intensive CELTA is like:

09:00-11:00     Teaching Practices
11:00-11:30     Coffee Break
11:30-12:30     Feedback to Lessons
12:30-13:30     Supported Lesson Planning
13:30-14:30     Lunch Break
14:30-15:45     Input Seminar 1
16:00-17:00     Input Seminar 2

Workload

During the 4 weeks you will be required to attend all day, write 8 lesson plans, teach 8 assessed lessons and write 4 short assignments all related to the content of the syllabus. They are about 1000 words each and focus on Identifying Learner Needs, Grammar & Vocabulary, Reading or Listening and Professional Development after the course.

It is a heavy workload but if you love the fully immersive nature of an intensive course like this, you will reap great benefits!!! Candidates for this option should be free from work obligations and able to commit fully to completing their course.

To apply

Download the application form by clicking here

About the Blended & Mixed Mode CELTA  

The blended and mixed mode course options have been introduced as alternatives for those candidates who want to attend online but want to do some or all of their teaching assessments with offline classes. There are two options available and both involve spending from 2-4 weeks in Athens.

1/ Blended mode course - all teaching practices in Athens

The course content is delivered fully online, synchronously* or asynchronously** but the teaching practices are all done face-to-face over a short period (for example over 2 or 3 weeks) or, if the course is  part time, over a longer stretch (for example over 8 – 10 weeks). This course delivery mode is ideal for working teachers who are comfortable learning online but want to experience teaching in face-to-face situations as this suits their local working prospects better.

2/ Mixed mode course - half the teaching practices in Athens

This means that the course content is delivered fully online, live (synchronously*) or  in self-paced mode (asynchronously** ).

Half the teaching practice lessons (4 in number) are taught  face-to-face over a short period (for example over 2 weeks)

The other half are taught online, on ZoomIn this way, candidates experience both types of teaching, offline and online.

N.B. Both course delivery options are usually described as blended or hybrid, but Cambridge has introduced the term mixed mode to describe the two different practice teaching options.

How the Courses Work 

Interactive meetings on Zoom are held usually on one full morning or afternoon a week on 10-week courses during the online part of the course. During the face-to face part of the course, sessions may take place twice a week (mixed courses) or four days a week (blended courses)

During the live Zoom Meetings candidates...

… teach and observe others teach real students
… give and receive feedback about lessons taught or seen
… plan lessons with tutor supervision.
… attend progress tutorials in groups or individually
… attend interactive seminars and workshops

The timetable

10 - week courses

Live sessions are on one full day a week  a.m. or p.m.   (for approximately 6-7 hours each time) for the following:

6 - week courses

Live sessions are on two full days a week  a.m. or p.m.   (for approximately 6-7 hours each time) for the following:

 

09:00-11:00    Teaching Practices
11:00-11:15     Coffee Break
11:15-12:15     Feedback to Lessons
12:30-13:30     Supported Lesson Planning
14:00-15:00     Online Live Seminar

Workload

This is a great option if you are not yet teaching or, if you are, you should choose it if you have a very light teaching schedule. We estimate an average of about 10 hours working independently on the course content, plus additional hours lesson planning and assignment writing. The 6-week course can be quite demanding and it is difficult to follow if you are also working. you will need to set a minimum of about 25 hours per week for attendance, study and planning

The days and times of these live, interactive sessions are adjusted to the needs of different groups of trainees in different time zones.

Candidates must study the course content on the Cambridge platform outside online contact time with tutor and students any time or day of the week they have available; they will be required to cover between 3-5 units every week and complete four short assignments during the course.

To participate 

You will need a reasonably fast connection and a laptop or desktop with a web camera. You will also need a noise-cancelling headset with a microphone (not the one you use for your smartphone). This will allow you to participate and teach with no audio and and video issues. Our online/virtual classroom allows participants audio, video, text chat and screen sharing (standard tools in all live classrooms) as well as other great functionalities, such as dividing students into separate rooms in order to do group work.

To apply

Download the application form by clicking on this link 

 

How to get accepted

Many candidates worry that they do not know anything about teaching but they really should not.  The CELTA course is a pre-service course intended for teachers who have no teaching experience but even experienced teachers find it extremely useful and rewarding.

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.

Your standard of English should be C1 or higher in oder to help you do well on the course as you will be required to teach both higher and lower levels in your teaching assessments.

If you do not know your level, do take our free placement test here, then write to us to let  us know so we can give you your results. 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.

Follow these instructions to apply: 

  1. Download our CELTA_application and return completed to info@celt.edu.gr
  2. Complete the pre-interview task, a short language assessment which we will send you
  3. Email your answers to info@celt.edu.gr
  4. Arrange a date and time when you can attend an online interview with a course tutor.
  5. If accepted, pay in your deposit to confirm your place, and begin your pre-course preparation tasks given to you by the centre.

If you would like to learn more about what we look for in your pre-course assessment, please read this blog post written by our Director and CELTA & DELTA Course Tutor, Marisa Constantinides.

 

 

CELTA fully online courses tuition  €1395*

CELTA in Athens tuition €1265*

10-weeks fully online or mixed mode
– January 08 – March 16 2024
- March 20 - May 22 2024
- June 05 - August 07 2024
- September 04 - November 09 2024
- October 02 - December 07 2024
4 – week SUPER-intensive courses in Athens
– July 01 – 27 2024
– September  04 – 29 2024
– November 02 – 27 2024
6-week semi-intensive fully online or mixed mode
- February 06 - March 13 2024
- March 06 - April 15 2024
- June 06 - July 13 2024
- September 03 - October 10 2024 

NEW!

16-week part-time course in Athens
– February 06 – May 23 2024
– September 07 – December 21 2024

* Cambridge assessment fees are included

To get accepted and do well on the CELTA course, you need a good level of English; Cambridge specifies a minimum of C1 (CEFR) or a 7 and above IELTS score. Read the blog post below explaining what we look for in a candidate so you can prepare effectively and do well. 

You can study on your own or take a course. The results of solitary/individual work vary; some individuals may do well, others may benefit by attending a course such our

What you can do for your tech skills 

Whether you are registering for an online or blended/mixed-mode course,or for a face-to-face course, technology is here to stay and help TEFL teachers do a better job. All our CELTA trainees are invited to attend the following course completely free of charge for our trainees to help them with learning and teaching in a virtual classroom (or use technology in their offline classes).

Useful websites for preparation

Read this blog post to learn more about how your language skills and readiness to attend are going to be assessed through a written assessment and personal interview:

 

 

  

 

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