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English for Teachers

Teacher training and Development

Follow this 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.
Cambridge identifies the following levels for teachers
The course covers both formal aspects of grammar and syntax, as well as appropriate use of language structures, functions and vocabulary.
To see which levels are required for each Cambridge course, please download the Cambridge competency statements here  

What language knowledge and skills do teachers need?

Teachers need excellence in the following areas:

  • They need to be both accurate and fluent with ability to use everyday colloquial language and be able to use language idiomatically
  • They need to be able to provide good models of spoken and written English
  • They need to be able to identify and correct language errors their learners have made as well as be able to explain to learners what the problem is and why it is wrong.
  • They need to develop professionally by
    • reading professional books and journals
    • listening to lectures
    • participating in seminars
    • participating in conferences and workshops.
    • presenting in conferences and workshops
  • They need new literacies for using the internet
    • to research language
    • to find appropriate materials
    • to supplement or replace their coursebooks
    • to design their own materials

Main Areas Covered

On this course, you will 

articl4learn how to develop and enrich your vocabulary and use of idiomatic language
articl4learn more about the Grammar and Syntax of English and how to research and study it  in more depth
articl4improve your pronunciation and learn how to use phonemic script
articl4learn to identify different styles and registers of spoken and written English
 articl4improve your range of oral skils with a special focus on language use for the classroom
articl4practise error correction with samples from real learners
articl4improve your writing skills for the demands of writing exercises, model paragraphs and texts of different kinds
articl4improve your research skills for teaching – researching grammar, vocabulary etc.
articl4improve your study skills for taking up further academic work, researching assignments, writing essays
articl4learn how to use online resources to keep up with your language awareness and development

Course Organisation

The course cycle comprises 120 hours of contact via webinars, as well as additional hours of self-access study. It is usually organised as a part-time course during the school year.
dictionaryOnline Course – Seminars are held on line in a virtual classroom, so the same topics and number of contact hours are covered as with the face-to-class,.
To participate on an online course, you need to have access to the web and a fast connection, a headset, a webcam and (ideally) a PC or laptop with a good graphics card.
The course is offered in a virtual classroom where you will be able to see and talk to the course tutor and other course participants.  All you need is a PC or laptop with a fast connection and a headset (a camera is not necessary but it would be great if you had one) and you can follow the course from the comfort of your own home!
The course will be offered at different time zones. The application form allows you to indicate times convenient to you.

Upcoming Course

September 4 – November 6 2021



Screenshot of our online classroom during a session with teachers


Who can apply to attend

All applicants must have completed their secondary level education and have a level of English that allows them to follow the course. This is determined by an internally set examination and personal interview.
The course is suitable for both native and non-native English TEFL teachers.
To apply, please complete the application form by clicking here and return via email to CELT Athens info@celt.edu.gr  or subscribe to our mailing list for important updates (in the right-hand column)
Tuition fees are 800 euros for a 120 hour online course and can be paid via bank transfer or PayPal
N.B. Based on needs analysis and pre-testing, shorter versions of this course are possible.

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Centre for English Language & Training, 3 G.Gennadiou Street, 106 78 Athens, Greece

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