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The ultimate guide to


CELTA
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Who are you?
A. Im a university student interested in teaching
English and thinking of doing a CELTA course.
B. Im a recent graduate interested in teaching
English and thinking of doing a CELTA course.
C. Im an English language teacher interested in
gaining a CELTA qualification.
D. I have a career in a different field. Im thinking
of teaching English as a career change.
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Cambridge English Language Assessment exam centres
Where are you?
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Teaching qualifications
TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test)
ICELT (In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching)
Young Learner (YL) Extension to CELTA
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Delta (Diploma in in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
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About CELTA
Internationally recognised
Initial ELT qualification
Awarded to successful CELTA course participants
More than 300 CELTA centres worldwide
Over 12,000 CELTA teachers qualify each year
Courses are assessed by Cambridge English
Proven quality
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Who is CELTA for?
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Why take CELTA?
to begin a teaching career
to work at home or in other countries
to try a new career path
to achieve a recognised qualification
to progress in a teaching career
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Aims of the webinar
To provide an insight into the work of English
language teachers
To discuss some of the reasons for doing a
CELTA course
To provide information about CELTA courses
- their content and the different formats
To provide details or sources for further
information about CELTA
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English language teaching
1. Is this clip from the beginning, the middle or the end
of the lesson?
2. What do you think is the aim of this part of the lesson?
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Tims lesson
1. Is the clip from the beginning, the middle
or the end of the lesson?
2. What do you think is the aim of this part
of the lesson?
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Whats it like to be in ELT?
Marie Therese has taught:
on three different continents
large classes and individual learners
in private language schools and in state
schools
adults and young learners
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Whats it like to be in ELT?
David has taught:
in at least three capital cities
in a business context, a university
context and a general English context
in private language schools and in state
schools
very motivated learners
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Whats it like to be in ELT?
Nick has:
worked on three different continents
taught in a business context, a university
context and a general English context
taught learners preparing for exams
managed a language school
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Why take CELTA?
Highly respected in the ELT world
Internationally recognised by employers
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Why take CELTA?
Acquire a range of practical skills
Learn the principles of effective teaching
Gain hands-on teaching experience
Increase your confidence and competence
Improve existing skills and achieve formal recognition
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Why take CELTA?
Flexible
Accessible
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Why take CELTA?
Acquire a range of practical skills
Learn the principles of effective teaching
Gain hands-on teaching experience
Increase your confidence and competence
Improve existing skills and achieve formal recognition
Internationally recognised by employers
Highly respected in the ELT world
Accessible
Flexible
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The content of a CELTA course
True or false?
On a CELTA course you learn about:
learners and teachers
language analysis
language skills, e.g. reading, listening
planning lessons.
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The content of a CELTA course
True or false?
The course is a practical course so there
are no written assignments.
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The content of a CELTA course
There are four written assignments.
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The content of a CELTA course
True or false?
Teaching practice for each candidate:
six hours of practical teaching
on at least eight occasions
working with real students
in classes at two levels of ability.
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The content of a CELTA course
Observation
Participants observe each other in
teaching practice.
True or false?
There is no observation of experienced
teachers teaching real students.
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The content of a CELTA course
Observation
Participants observe each other in
teaching practice.
There are six hours of observation of
experienced teachers teaching real
students.
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The content of a CELTA course
True or false?
Assessment
There is no exam at the end of the course.
Assessment is continuous through
teaching practice and written assignments.
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The content of a CELTA course
tuition on learners, language, planning and
teaching methodology
teaching practice six hours during the
course
observation of experienced teachers six
hours during the course
written assignments four during the
course
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CELTA course formats
There are two ways to gain your CELTA qualification.
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Cambridge CELTA Course Online
CELTA Online
Input (integrates
theory and practice)
TP (Teaching practice)
Observations Assignments Tutorials
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Cambridge CELTA Course Online
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CELTA face-to-face course
CELTA face-to-face
Input
TP
Observations Assignments Tutorials
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CELTA face-to-face course
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CELTA candidate voices
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Steps to a CELTA course
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Steps to a CELTA course
Find further information on CELTA here:
www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-qualifications/celta/
Check our social networks:
https://www.facebook.com/CambridgeEnglish
http://www.youtube.com/user/cambridgeenglishtv
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Courses
Earn a certificate from Cambridge.
Webinars
Interact with expert trainers.
Knowledge
Articles with industry-leading ideas.
Join at
www.CambridgeEnglishTeacher.org
Online
Professional
Development
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Further information
University of Cambridge
Cambridge English Language Assessment
1 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EU, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1223 553997
Fax: +44 (0)1223 553621
Email: helpdesk@cambridgeenglish.org
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www.cambridgeenglish.org/webinars