CELTA Course Fact Sheet CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING TO ADULTS (CELTA)
Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College is an authorised centre for courses preparing trainees for the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). These courses provide initial training in English Language teaching and are intended for those who have no previous experience in this field, or whose experience is insufficient to qualify them to enter for the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA). If you are planning to teach in the lifelong learning sector in this country (e.g. at a further education college rather than in a private language school), then you will need to do the PTLLS extension which is now incorporated into all our CELTA courses.
Length and Timing of course
Option to do PTLLS extension? (Please see over)
These courses run from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm over four weeks, starting and ending on a Friday.
This is a three month course combining two evenings of teaching practice per week (5.30 to 9 pm) and input on nine Saturdays. Saturday times are 9.30am to 4.30pm.
NB: Punctual and regular attendance is essential on this course. There is a 100% attendance requirement on this course. If you are doing a part-time course, then please make sure that holidays do not overlap with term dates.
COURSE DATES TO AUGUST 2013
COURSE DURATION / MODE OF ATTENDANCE:
4 weeks (Full-time Intensive Day)
10–14 weeks (Part-time Eve/Saturday Combination)
INTENSIVE COURSES (full-time day) :
08/06/12 – 06/07/12 }
06/07/12 - 03/08/12 }
03/08/12 – 31/08/12}
14/09/12 – 12/10/12 }
16/11/12 – 14/12/12 } Monday-Friday
18/01/13 – 15/02/13 } 9:30 – 5:30pm
1/03/13 – 28/03/13 }
26/04/13 – 24/05/13 }
31/05/13 – 28/06/13 }
28/06/13 – 26/07/13 }
12/07/13 – 9/08/13 }
PART-TIME EVENING / SATURDAY
COMBINATION COURSES (‘the combi’)
17/09/12–12/12/12 Mon/Wed 5:30-9pm/Sat 9:30-4.30pm
18/09/12–13/12/12 Tues/Thurs 5:30-9pm/Sat 9:30-4:30pm
08/01/13–28/03/13 Tues/Thurs 5:30-9pm/Sat 9:30-4.30pm
16/04/13–27/06/13 Tues/Thurs 5:30-9pm/Sat 9:30-4.30pm
Teaching Practice on Tuesday and Thursday or Monday and Wednesday evenings and input on Saturday daytime.
ABOUT THE COURSE
The Certificate course is a highly practical one and covers the syllabus as laid down by the Cambridge Examinations Syndicate. Trainees are required to attend the whole course and to complete homework tasks. The intensive course is very time-consuming and requires a high degree of commitment. Candidates are advised not to embark on it if their other responsibilities are likely to make demands on them. You should ON NO ACCOUNT DO ANY PART-TIME WORK OR OTHER CLASSES DURING THE INTENSIVE COURSE.
Assessment is continuous during the course, and all aspects of a trainee’s work are taken into account. The Certificate is an initial vocational qualification and trainees are required to show a highly professional attitude towards all aspects of the work involved. Course assessment is moderated by an external assessor appointed by the Cambridge Examinations Syndicate.
Candidates for the course must:
be at least 20 years old by the first day of the course
have a good standard of education – University matriculation standard (2 A Levels and 3 O Levels/5 GCSEs) or equivalent, minimum English C pass in GCSE •
have a command of English, both written and spoken that enables them to follow the course and complete the assignments •
the recommended candidate language level is C2 or high C1 – grade A or B, on the...
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