Jerez is the perfect place to study CELTA. The tranquility of the city, accompanied by the culture that surrounds it, makes this destination the ideal place to improve professionally.
Five main topics are covered as part of the CELTA course in Jerez:
- Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
- Language analysis and awareness
- Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
- Planning and resources for different teaching contexts
- Developing teaching skills and professionalism
TP takes up about half of the course time and is seen, by the majority of candidates, as the most valuable component of the course. Teaching is conducted in small groups of 5-6 trainees, each with a supervising tutor. Each trainee teaches for a total of at least six hours with graded classes of students. Teaching practice includes guided preparation, individual reflection as well as a group oral feedback session.
There are two 90 minutes seminars every day, run by one of the course tutors. They are typically highly interactive and cover many important aspects of teaching, for example: classroom management, how to teach grammar, how to help students with pronunciation.
This is done mainly outside the course contact time, i.e. in the evenings and at the weekends. Individual consultation time with a tutor is built into the programme.
Each trainee is scheduled to see a total of 6 hours of experienced teachers with their regular classes. This time is meant to give candidates a flavour of what a real EFL classroom looks like and see a variety of teaching styles.