How old do I have to be to do a CELTA course?
Are there any educational entry requirements prior to applying for a course?
Can non-native speakers do a CELTA course?
Does CELTA teach me to teach children?
Does CELTA qualify me to teach in state education?
What happens in the interview?
The aim of the interview is twofold. First of all, we want to make sure that you know everything you need to know about the course so you can decide if it’s really what you want to do. Secondly, the interviewer, who is one of our teacher trainers, needs to assess whether you are ready to take a course.
One of the main areas we assess at interview is an applicant’s language awareness, their understanding of how English works. Interviewees are given a language awareness task to complete before the interview, which they then discuss with the interviewer. Applicants are not expected to have a great depth of language awareness before taking the course; however they need to show the potential to develop their understanding of language in the interview.
What happens in seminars?
What happens in TP?
In TP trainees teach real students. You must teach for at least six hours and at two different levels (e.g. low and mid). You will also teach a range of different lesson types (e.g. grammar, vocabulary, reading skills).
During the first half of the course you will receive a lot of guidance in what to teach and how to teach it. In the second half of the course, you will need to start becoming more independent.
What is feedback?
After every lesson you teach, you will receive feedback from the tutor. This takes two forms: firstly, oral feedback which is delivered in person and, secondly, written feedback. All your lessons will be graded so you have a clear idea of the progress you are making.
In addition to feedback, you have to reflect on your own teaching after every lesson.
Do I need to buy a lot of books before taking the course?
How intensive is the four-week course?
Do I have to attend the whole course?
Does everyone pass CELTA?
Does the course guarantee me a job?
How can I find out more about CELTA?