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CELTA
Syllabus and Assessment Guidelines
Third Edition

CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is accredited by Ofqual (the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England) at level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 1 Hills Road Cambridge CB1 2EU United Kingdom Email: ESOLhelpdesk@CambridgeESOL.org www.CambridgeESOL.org

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CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: CELTA SYLLABUS

Contents

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Syllabus overview.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... Topic descriptions......................................................................................................................................................................................................... Topic 1 Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context.......................................................................................... Topic 2 Language analysis and awareness.............................................................................................................................................. Topic 3 Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing..................................................................................................... Topic 4 Planning and resources for different teaching contexts....................................................................................................... Topic 5 Developing teaching skills and professionalism ..................................................................................................................... Course requirements and components of assessment..................................................................................................................................... The two components of assessment ......................................................................................................................................................... Certificate grades ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Component One: Planning and teaching............................................................................................................................................................... Component Two: Classroom-related written assignments .............................................................................................................................

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INTRODUCTION

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CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: CELTA SYLLABUS

Introduction – Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) Target candidature
The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is an introductory course for candidates who have little or no previous English language teaching experience. It may also be suitable for candidates with some experience but little previous training.

Course aims
The course enables candidates to: • • • acquire essential subject knowledge and familiarity with the principles of effective teaching acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners demonstrate their ability to apply their learning in a real teaching context.

Candidates who complete the course successfully can begin working in a variety of ESOL teaching contexts around the world.

Syllabus overview
This document outlines the syllabus and assessment criteria for CELTA. The...
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