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Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

The Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is the initial qualification recognised world-wide by employers of EFL teachers.

What is CELTA?

The course is designed to enable people who have little or no previous experience 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.
How is the course assessed?

There are 3 components of assessment:

  • Teaching practice – candidates must teach and be assessed on 6 hours of teaching.
  • Assignments – candidates must submit 4 assignments and pass 3 of them.
  • Professional – candidates must attend the whole course, observe 6 hours of teaching by experienced teachers and behave professionally throughout the course.

In addition, candidates must be able to devote at least 120 hours during the course for research and assignments. Assessment is continuous and candidates are supported by a series of tutorials.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the course must be at least 20 years old, have a degree or equivalent and a very good standard of English, written and spoken, equivalent to that of an educated native speaker.

If English is not your first language, you will need a Cambridge Proficiency certificate with a grade A pass or IELTS at grade 8 to be considered for the course.

Course Dates 2016/17

Semi Intensive: 26 September – 08 December 2016

Semi Intensive: 16 January – 30 March 2017

Full-Time Intensive: 03 July – 28 July 2017

Semi Intensive: 25 September – 07 December 2017

Please note: The Semi Intensive course runs on Mondays & Thursdays, 09:15 – 17:15. The Full Time Intensive course runs Monday – Friday, 09:15 – 17:15

How much will it cost?

The course fee is £1,450. This includes tuition and teaching materials.

How to apply

You should apply at least 2 months before the course starts. Please complete the application form

Download the Application Form

and return it to Brasshouse Languages at the Library of Birmingham
1st Floor - English Department, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND

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