CELTA Courses in Brisbane
|Full Time CELTA Courses in Brisbane|
|May 30 - June 24 2016|
|July 18 - August 12 2016|
|$2750 AUD All fees included. Monday to Friday from 09:00am - 17:30pm|
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|Part-Time CELTA Courses in Brisbane|
|October 8 - December 15 2016|
|$2750 AUD All fees included. Mondays & Wednesdays 17:15 - 21:30, Saturday 9:00 - 16:30pm|
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Queensland Holidays 2016: 1st January: New Year’s Day, 26th January: Australia Day, 25th April: ANZAC Day, 25th March: Good Friday, 28th March: Easter Monday, 2nd May: Labour Day, 10 August: Royal Show (Brisbane Area only) 3rd October: Queen’s Birthday, 25th December: Christmas Day, 26th December: Boxing Day, 27th December: Additional Day, 1st January 2017: New Year's Day
Recommended Reading for CELTA
Practical English Usage
Michael Swan - Read an Interview with the Author
As I was preparing to take the TEFL course to teach abroad and inquiring about the different books that the school was suggesting, I was told simply by my son who is also a teacher and the statement was confirmed by both my instructors, "just buy Swan, it's the bible and it's all you need". Practical English Usage is just that. For whatever reason Michael Swan decided to write this book, we are forever grateful. - Margaret M. Frye 5/5
"Learning Teaching" has been one of the most successful guides to English since it was first published in 1994. Its no-nonsense approach has made it a superb teaching textbook for initial training courses, and also an essential handbook for practising ELT teachers. The third edition has been extensively revised and restructured to take recent developments in ELT into account and now includes a DVD featuring a full lesson being taught as well as demonstrations of practical teaching techniques.
A Concise Grammar for English Teachers
Tony Penston - Read an Interview with the Author
I used Tony Penston's book when I was learning how to teach English as a Foreign Language. I found it really useful then and I still carry it with me for all teaching assignments - and I regularly refer to it for some grammatical point or other. It's easy to find what you want and nice and concise! It gets straight to the point. Apparently he's even got a sense of humour too, rarely seen in a grammarian, and a relief to this user. This really good book is useful for all teaching levels. Great value too. I do not hesitate to recommend it to all English language teachers. - John Osman 5/5
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs. We recommend that you buy the books required to complete the course. You can find them here.
CELTA Entry Criteria
- be at least 20 years of age (applicants over 18 may be interviewed in exceptional cases).
- have a good educational background (preferably of university entrance standard).
- have an excellent command of written and spoken English
About the CELTA Course
CELTA – that’s Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults – is the most highly recognised and regarded initial English teaching certification worldwide. It’s awarded by the University of Cambridge’s English Language Assessment, meaning you can rely on its quality and accreditation. Every year, more than 10,000 people the world over complete a CELTA course.
You can find out everything you need to know about the CELTA course here.
CELTA Course Content
The course is divided into:
1. Language Analysis
- develop an ability to analyse language in terms of meaning, form, sound and usage
- mainly focus on grammar and pronunciation.
These sessions cover:
- different approaches to language teaching
- techniques for presentation and practice of new language
- classroom management
- use of commercially produced and authentic materials
- developing listening, reading and writing skills
3. Teaching Practice
Each trainee is required to complete a minimum of 6 hours observed teaching practice with classes of adult learners.
4. Observation of experienced Teachers
This involves observing Language Centre teachers for a total of 8 hours during the course.
CELTA Course Assessment
Assessment is continuous and is based on:
- performance in Teaching Practice
- an ability to evaluate one’s own lessons
- the quality/punctuality of written assignments
- lesson plans
- participation in all aspects of the course
- attendance, which is expected to be 100%
It is possible to pass the course at three levels: Pass A - Pass B - Pass
The final grades are awarded by the tutors and ratified by the visiting Cambridge assessor after the course.
CELTA is not hard in the sense that the material is difficult to understand. The course is often considered difficult because it is very intensive and there are many deadlines to meet in the space of a month (or 10 weeks in its extensive form). A lot of concepts taht are possibly quite new to the candidate are introduced in quick succession and candidates have to be ready to assimilate the information and apply it quickly.
Employment and Job Counselling
During the course, especially during the CELTA course, there is time devoted to provide you with useful information about how, where and when to look for teaching work after the course in Australia and all around the world. The CELTA qualification is the most prestigious and the most well-known of all the TEFL courses, and is recognised all over the world, not only in Australia. This means that with the CELTA qualification, numerous TEFL job opportunities are available worldwide.
When checking websites advertising English teaching jobs, you will often see CELTA listed as the preferred qualification.
There is a lot of scope for career advancement within this Teacher Training Centre and following the CELTA, teachers can continue and study for the DELTA in order to advance into school management positions. We encourage trainees to keep in touch with us after they have finished their course, either so we can advise them on how to go on to do the DELTA course, or give advice on finding work.
Students who complete the CELTA course will be eligible to sign up to TEFLwork, an online jobs portal for qualified English teachers.
How to Apply for the CELTA
- If you believe you meet the requirements to do the CELTA Course, contact us for an application package
- Applicants who have satisfactorily completed the pre-interview task will be invited to attend an interview shortly after this date at the school or via Skype if the candidate is not based locally.
- IMPORTANT: Please note that acceptance on a course does not mean a place has been reserved for you. To ensure a place the full fee must be paid no later than two weeks before the start of the course. Fees are not transferable or refundable.
How to Pay
Having been offered a place on the course the school will inform you of payment options. A deposit is required immediately to secure a place with the remainder due normally about four weeks before the starting date.
Conditions of Enrolment
Selection Criteria, Assessment and Grades
- The CELTA is a Pass/Fail course, and if the candidate receives a 'Fail' grade or withdraws, the result cannot be changed, and the course fee will not be refunded.
- The CELTA Centre requires 100% class attendance, in addition to work outside of scheduled contact hours. As a result, absences, tardiness, incomplete or late assignments may compromise grades on the course.
- Information disclosed in the application must be complete and accurate, including any circumstances that may affect performance on the course.
- All cancellations must be received in writing.