CELT is primarily a TEFL training centre, dedicated to teacher development and to the pursuit of excellence in foreign language education in the private and public sectors. Our list of online courses is getting longer and more impressive every year. We thought it would be a good idea to put them all on one page for you so you could review your options and choose a course that fits your needs, your experience and your work and life plans.
Are you Ready for Online Learning?
Online learning is here to stay and is beginning to replace hundreds of thousands of contact hours of instruction. If you would like to learn more, participate in our research and read some useful blog posts, scroll down to the bottom of the page and follow the links.
The Online CELTA – part time
For new teachers or colleagues without a TEFL certificate – A blended course completed part time online.
There is no other teaching certificate mentioned as much the Cambridge CELT now offered online as well, giving working teachers a chance to complete the coursework in a more flexible way.
- Are you a working professional who cannot take four weeks off work to follow a face-to-face CELTA course?
- Are you unable to take more than two weeks off to do your CELTA teaching practicum?
- Are you comfortable working with online resources?
- Do you learn better when studying at your own pace?
If you answered ‘yes’ to all or most of the questions above, then the online CELTA course may be the best choice for you.
The CELTA Online is flexible and accessible: you can access the online materials at any time, giving you the flexibility to plan your CELTA work around your other professional and personal commitments.
The Cambridge Delta
Status & Recognition
Deepen your knowledge and understanding of English language teaching with a Delta Diploma, an advanced blend of theory and practice that will help you to develop professionally. The Delta gives you skills and insights that will help you throughout your career.
The Cambridge DELTA Diploma is a professional qualification at level 7 as regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) on the Qualifications and Credit Framework and given premium product endorsement by NEAS in Australia. It is postgraduate in level and although it is not a Masters on its own, most UK universities will give Delta holders exemptions and credits on their MA courses related to the subject of teaching English, Linguistics or Applied Linguistics. You can view the list of exemptions on several UK M.A. programmes here.
Visit the course pages linked above to learn how teaching assessments for Module 2 will be conducted fully online where the candidate cannot travel and does not have classes for teaching.
English Language Teaching Management (ELTM)
Management Skills are indispensable in language teaching and learning and the effectiveness of these skills directly impacts the quality of language education, the soundness of your language programme and the satisfaction level of both students and faculty in the language classroom.
The course is delivered via Moodle, an asynchronous LMS (Learning Management System), which means that you will be able to log in and complete your coursework whenever you can. There is no set timetable for this although it is expected that you will need to put in a total of of at least 50-60 hours of individual work to complete tasks set by your course leader and to write up your Module 3 extended assignment.
The course was created by an ELT Management Specialist and is taught by an experienced ELT Management instructor who is an active English Language Centre Academic Director himself!
Go to the course page for more
Teaching young learners (YL)
This is a course highly suited to teachers who have already completed their basic training and wish to specialise in teaching young learners.
The course also accepts teachers without prior training who would like to to use this course as a short introduction to the methods and techniques of Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
What you will learn on this course:
The programme covers all the basic areas of methodology with a sharp focus on the young learner. Participants will learn a variety of teaching approaches and techniques for the following areas:
- How to introduce and practise new vocabulary
- How to teach young learners patterns of language
- How to use stories, dialogues and games to improve their language skills
- How to introduce children to reading and writing
- How to plan effective and motivating lessons
- How to develop your pupils’ oral skills
- How to use theatre & drama to animate your coursebook
- How to use class readers and big books
- How to organise arts and crafts work and projects for display
- How to manage young classes and maintain good discipline
- How to use audio visual aids effectively in your teaching
- How to integrate educational technology in your lessons
- Digital literacies and E-safety
N.B. Delta candidates who need a course for the YL specialism should scroll down to the end of the page for additional information
Train the Trainer Course
Become a teacher trainer and pass on your expertise
- Are you an experienced teacher of English?
- Have you already followed at least a CELTA
- Have you obtained a Delta or done some post graduate work?
- Do you have excellent classroom teaching skills?
- Is your level of English at a sufficiently high level?
With Train the Trainer, teachers show that they:
- have developed skills for designing and delivering teacher training sessions and courses
- have deepened their understanding of key issues in planning and delivering training courses
- have developed an understanding of good practice in observing and giving feedback to course participants
- have identified strategies for their further development as a trainer.
Forthcoming online course dates:
- March 1 – April 24 (8-week online course)
- April 26 – May 28 (5-week online course)
Teaching learners online, through distance/blended learning (DL)
Will face-to-face teaching be replaced by online teaching?
Teachers who work online are becoming more and more common and much of our training and development has now started being offered online as well!!!
How you will benefit from this course
Teaching online involves a skillset which teachers need over and above their knowledge of language, analysis, skills development and pedagogical principles governing teaching a foreign language.
This course will prepare you to be a more skilled teacher and will help you acquire confidence and criteria for choosing and using the best applications and tools for your teaching.
Grammar for Teachers
- Are you thinking of following a CELTA or a DELTA course and are not certain about your knowledge of the Grammar of English?
- Are you able to spot mistakes in other people’s speech or writing but are unable to explain why something is wrong or what the rule is?
This may be the right course for you whether you are a native or a non-native speaker of English.
English for Teachers
This is an advanced course intended for prospective or practising Teachers of English who wish to develop and enhance their language knowledge and skills to the high level required of competent TEFL ELT professionals.
It’s a great course for non-native speaking teachers who want to raise their level of English in order to follow internationally recognised programmes such as the Cambridge CELTA and/or Delta but whose language proficiency level has been found somewhat lower than the entry level requirements.
- Different platforms for online courses Explains the different online spaces we use on our Distance Delta course – post by Marisa Constantinides
- Online Teacher Development Works Best – 15 Reasons Why A great post outlining the benefits of online teacher development work – post by Nik Peachey
- Are you Ready to be an Online Teacher? This post leads to a research questionnaire which will help us understand more about what teachers need and want. – post by Marisa Constantinides
- Braving it in the Virtual World: Being an Online Teacher Report of a presentation delivered at the TESOL Greece Conference – some notes and videos as well as a link to the slides. – by Marisa Constantinides
For more information – points of contact
Centre for English Language & Training, 3 G.Gennadiou Street, 106 78 Athens, Greece
Tel +30 210 3302406 | +30 210 3301455 | Fax +30 210 3301202| E-mail: email@example.com