English Teacher Training in Frankfurt, Germany
I expected a lot of work and it was a lot of work. I expected little sleep but it was less sleep. I know you should start with the good things but this is the first you'll remember about your CELTA course.
The content was amazing, practical and overall just very high quality. More than I had expected. I feel that what I have learned is incomparable and of great value. I have also learned to be efficient and practical, you have to be!
The staff and location of the CELTA training centre was very friendly. Bright rooms with big windows and we were so lucky to get lots and lots of sun during the month. That really made everything easier. The CELTA training centre is located in a beautiful spot of Frankfurt and right in the city centre. The staff were always very helpful and comprehensive (especially in cases of urgent coffee-need! ).
The CELTA tutors were amazing. I expected good and qualified CELTA trainers but they were much more than I could have imagined. Beautiful people with a great heart. Thank you so much again for being just as hardworking as us and still always friendly, open, patient and very helpful. Our group of CELTA trainees was lovely. Great team! And so important to have a good laugh every now and then.
Thank you everybody for the infinite support! Would I recommend the course? Well it is definitely worth its price and you will be glad to have done it. But you have to be prepared to go through a kind of "zombie"-state during that month and make sure to plan your time very efficiently.
- - Eva (CELTA Frankfurt March 2012):
The CELTA course is the original "TEFL" course and provides initial training leading to a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). It is intended for those without previous experience who wish to enter the profession and for teachers with no previous training in this field.
Success in the CELTA Certificate has enabled many candidates to obtain their first teaching position: The CELTA course that we offer in Frankfurt is highly regarded by employers as providing sound initial training and a strong basis from which to develop as a teacher of English.
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
All applicants for the CELTA in Frankfurt must have:
- A minimum age: 18 years old at the start of the course.
- A standard of education which would allow entrance to higher education in their country (i.e. University entrance / High School completed). X An awareness of language, and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to follow the course.
- The potential to develop into effective teachers.
The CELTA course we offer in Frankfurt is a 4 weeks full-time course:
CELTA courses have a minimum of 120 contact hours, plus a further 80 hours plus for required outside of class time tasks, including assignments and lesson planning. The full-time CELTA course offered in Frankfurt is very intensive and requires a full-time commitment. It is not possible or advisable to hold even a part-time job while on the CELTA course.
The CELTA course covers the following syllabus:
- Language Analysis and Awareness
- The Learner, the Teacher and the Teaching/Learning Context
- Planning for Effective Teaching
- Classroom Management Skills
- Teaching Procedures and Techniques
- Resources and Materials
- Professional Development
- Classroom Observation
- Teaching Practice
Teaching practice is an integral part of the course. This is organised in small groups of 5-6 trainees with volunteer students at two different levels. After each teaching practice session an evaluation of the session is led by a course tutor. At the Center in Frankfurt, trainees are expected to liaise within their groups outside course hours in order to plan teaching practice classes, according to guidelines provided by course tutors.
CELTA Sample timetable
CELTA full-time course (4 weeks)
Sessions are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.30 pm including teaching practice. A typical day on the full-time CELTA course offered in Frankfurt is as follows, although there are sometimes variations:
|9.00-10.15||Input session 1|
|10.45-12-15||Input session 2|
|12.15-13.00||Feedback on previous day's TP
and assisted lesson planning
|14.00-16.15||Teaching Practice with real students|
|16.15-17.00||Initial feedback on TP
and assisted lesson planning
Note: there will be homework and assignments to be done outside the classroom, at home, during evenings and weekends.
Trainees are continuously assessed in all the syllabus areas, including written assignments, and with particular emphasis on their teaching ability and potential. At the end of the course successful candidates receive the Cambridge University ESOL CELTA Certificate and a Progress Report.
4 weeks - CELTA Full time Courses
|2013 Full time Courses|
|January 14 — February 8|
|April 3 — April 30|
|July 1 — July 26|
|July 29 — August 23|
|Total price: 1.630 EUR (Cambridge assessment fee included)|
Before or after the CELTA course:
Make the most of your stay in Frankfurt and LEARN GERMAN!
The Teacher Training Center is part of a long established language school (i.e. 1997) in Frankfurt.
If you are planning to look for teaching work in Germany after completing your course, and your German language skills are limited, we suggest you to consider taking a German language course before or after completing your teacher training course.
The German language courses combine theory and practice whereas both grammatical questions and speaking practice are thoroughly covered.
- German course of 20 lessons / week
- Maximum 8 students per course
- Timetable: Monday – Friday, 09.30-12.45
- Minimum: 2 weeks
- New courses start usually at the beginning of each month (on Mondays).
- Maximum 8 students per course, depending on the number of students, the course consists in: 10 hours per week (if less than 4 students signed up) or 15 hours per week (if 4 or more students signed up).
|2 –4 weeks||5 –10 weeks||11 –20 weekss||20 weeks|
- If you believe you cover the minimum requirements to be considered as a candidate for the CELTA course ask for the application package that includes the enrolment form and the pre-interview task.
- Prospective trainees must complete the pre-Interview task, fill in the enrolment form and return them to the CELTA Programmes Coordinator, including an updated copy of their CV, at least 4-8 weeks prior the course starting date. These documents should be emailed to the Coordinator as attachments.
- Within 5 to 10 days after receiving your application, pre-interview task and CV, someone from the CELTA Department will contact you, at their own discretion, in order to arrange a day and a time to have an interview.
- During the interview, the interviewer will assess your awareness of language structure and function as well as general sensitivity to adult language learning issues. Enrolment on the course is subject to successful completion of the interview. All applicants are required to have an interview. For those living outside the Adelaide area, this will be conducted on the telephone and applicants are to meet the cost of this.
- After your interview they will decide if they offer you a vacancy on the course or not; if they do it, you will have one week from the moment they offer you the vacancy to pay a deposit that is a percentage of the total tuition cost in order to secure your vacancy on the course.
- Six weeks prior the course commencement you will have to pay the balance or the place may be offered to another candidate.
Payments (deposit & balance) can be made directly to the School via Bank Transfer or credit card.
In all cases of cancellation the School will retain 10% of fees paid to cover administrative costs. In the case of cancellation six weeks or more before the course starting date, 20% of the total fee will be retained. With less than six weeks' notice, 50% of the fee will be retained. If cancellation occurs in the final ten days before the starting date the total fee will be retained. However, in certain exceptional circumstances the School will consider transferring the fees to another course. No transfer is made if notice is insufficient to allow for the finding of a substitute candidate.