CELTA is an internationally recognised professional teaching qualification that is common in the field of teaching English as a foreign or second language. The course is designed for potential teachers with little or no classroom experience and is therefore considered an entry level qualification in English language teaching. The fundamental specifications of the course are provided by Cambridge ESOL which is a branch of the University of Cambridge.
The length of the course is 120 contact hours (6 hours a day over 20 days for the full time CELTA). In order to be eligible for the award of a certificate, candidates are required to:
The course covers the following areas:
An integral part of the course, OTP is undertaken in small groups of English language learners. A total of 6 hours’ assessed teaching practice is the requirement over the course which may be divided into a number of lessons lasting 40, 45 or 60 minutes. Feedback sessions, led by the course trainer who has been observing you, follow each OTP session and are also a key component of the course. Reflection on your teaching is part of the learning process on the course and you will be expected to contribute to the feedback on yourself and others.
These are the ‘Focus on the learner’ (which encourages you to find out about your learners’ backgrounds, needs and purposes in learning), the ‘Language related task’ (a review of your growing language awareness), the ‘Language skills related task’ (in which you consider how you could use an authentic text in the classroom) and the ‘Lessons from the classroom’ (in which you reflect on your strengths and weaknesses over the course). It is one of the requirements for a pass grade that you pass 3 out of the 4 assignments, but you are allowed to re-submit any or all of them if you don’t get it quite right first time.
4 hours of this will be observation of your trainers teaching your TP students. The remaining 2 hours may be made up of video observations of particular lesson types, which are timetabled into the input sessions.
Your portfolio will need to contain a lesson plan for every lesson you teach in OTP together with your self-evaluation of it and the trainer’s written evaluation, your completed written assignments and finally, your CELTA 5, a record-keeping booklet in which you record, amongst other things, the times of your teaching practice and observations of experienced teachers and a summary of your progress as discussed with your trainer in your mid-course tutorial.
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) PayPal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
Located in the tropical far north of Australia, Darwin is a laid-back, tight-knit community that is proud of its casual, stress-free lifestyle. Due to the climate, much of the local entertainment and cultural events revolve around the outdoor lifestyle that is typical in this part of the country. The cooler evenings are especially popular, as are the spectacular sunsets. Although the city is small in size, it is home to a multicultural population and an extremely rich indigenous culture.
Located in the lush surroundings of a major university, the Darwin CELTA training center enjoys a close proximity to the popular Casuarina beach and nature reserve where you can relax in your free time. Transportation is also sorted as the institution known as ‘The Number 4 Bus’ operates to and from the campus for just A$7 a week.
The CELTA training center in Darwin is dedicated to delivering high quality ELICOS and Academic English programmes to the international student population that continues to grow in number year on year. In its 12 years of operating on the campus, the center has worked closely with the university to provide every student the opportunity to maximize their academic ambitions.
To ensure we offer the best service possible, all our teachers and senior management have extensive teaching experience worldwide and are qualified at either CELTA or DELTA level. As part of the course you will get to watch our trainers teaching in a real English language classroom which is a great way of picking up ideas for your own classes in the future.
For a very competitive price of A$262.50 for 28-days you can stay in the university student accommodation that includes self-catering facilities and a swimming pool where you can unwind after a day of study. There are also many other options available due to the city’s large student and backpacker population. House-shares and room-lets can be found on Gumtree and via the Facebook group called Darwin Buy Sell Swap Wanted. Airbnb is also worth checking out as you can find many great apartments in the local area.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.