CELTA course contents

Input session

Input sessions are often held in the form of a workshop or interactive lecture. Topics address the issues of language awareness, the learning/teaching context, planning, methodology, classroom management and areas of language analysis and presentation and professional development.

Teaching practice and Observation

Teaching practice is a major component of the CELTA course. The program is closely related to work done during the seminar sessions. Small groups (the maximum is six) obtain practical experience through working with classes at different levels. After each teaching practice session the lessons are discussed with the tutor. CELTA Trainees must liaise with other members of their group outside course hours in order to produce a series of cohesive lessons.

The observation of practising teachers is an intrinsic part of the course and takes place outside course hours. We emphasise that the CELTA course is quite intensive. It demands full commitment from participants over the duration of the course.

Additional work outside CELTA course hours
- Liasing with other course participants for timetabling and lesson planning.
- Observation of classes at InterPress IH for a total of six hours.
- Optional viewing of teacher training videos.
- 4 written assignments during the course (total of 3,000 words).

Occasional homework assignments related to input seminars.

CELTA f.a.q.

What is the difference between CELTA, TESOL and TEFL?

Why is CELTA so well recognized?

Do I really need to do a TEFL course in order to gain employment?

How long is the course?

What does the course cover?

How is the teaching practice organized?

Can only native speakers of English take the CELTA?

How to register?

What does the interview consist of?

What is the pre-course task? How much time and preparation is involved?

How many hours outside of class do I need to spend on homework?

Does everyone pass the CELTA course?

Do I need to teach on the course?

How can I teach without using the learners' native language?

How am I assessed?

How can I be sure about the quality of the course?

Can I apply for a teaching position with Interpress IH after finishing a CELTA course?


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