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Why take a CELTA Course

How can the CELTA help me?

Do you want a career change to English teaching? Do you want to travel the world? Or maybe you want to progress your ELT career?

When it comes to teaching English, the CELTA is one of the most respected and internationally recognised TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualifications.

As teaching practice is the main component of the course, CELTA qualified teachers are in demand by many reputed language schools across the world.

If you want to broaden your horizons and have access to more job opportunities, the CELTA will offer you real teaching practice and the core knowledge of teaching English as a foreign language.

What are the benefits of taking the CELTA?

If you are serious about a career in English language
teaching, a CELTA will give you the right foundations to
teach English.

The benefits of taking a CELTA are:

  1. An internationally recognised TESOL qualification
  2. Learn the core principles of English
    Teaching
  3. Find out how to plan and communicate
    better with students
  4. Get hands-on teaching experience on the
    course
  5. Better job opportunities
  6. With a CELTA, you can take further qualifications
    such as the Delta
CELTA Courses: Why should I take a CELTA?
CELTA Courses: Why should I take a CELTA?

What are the benefits of taking the CELTA?

If you are serious about a career in English language
teaching, a CELTA will give you the right foundations to
teach English.

The benefits of taking a CELTA are:

  1. An internationally recognised TESOL qualification
  2. Learn the core principles of English
    Teaching
  3. Find out how to plan and communicate
    better with students
  4. Get hands-on teaching experience on the
    course
  5. Better job opportunities
  6. With a CELTA, you can take further qualifications
    such as the Delta

Take the CELTA at
an Accredited Centre

Face to face CELTA

The CELTA face-to-face course is taken in a classroom where you will need to be at the CELTA centre for the duration of your course. It’s important that you can commit to the required time of the course at the centre, whether is it a full time or a part time CELTA course.

Take the CELTA from your home:
CELTA 100% Online

online CELTA

The CELTA can be taken 100% online. CELTA courses are taking place throughout the year in different time zones, so search the timetable that suites you best! It doesn’t matter if the course is based in a European time zone for example, and you aren’t, if the schedule suits you, you are free to apply!

Full Time CELTA

Full-Time
CELTA: Face-to-Face or Online

The most popular way to take a CELTA.

The intensive full-time courses last 4 – 6 weeks, depending on the training centre e.g. Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Part Time CELTA

Part-Time
CELTA: Face-to-Face or Online

Part-time courses can last between 2 - 4 months, depending on the training centre.

This means fewer class hours per week e.g. Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Part Time Blended CELTA

Mixed CELTA or Blended CELTA: Face-to-Face and Online

Mixed or blended CELTA courses enable you to take the part of the course online and part of it on location at a English teacher training centre.

No matter what type of course you take, you will still need to complete 120 contact hours of training which includes a minimum of six hours assessed teaching practice and four written assignments.

No matter what type of course you take, you will still need to complete 120 contact hours of training.

This includes a minimum of six hours assessed teaching practice and four written assignments.

How do I apply for a CELTA Course_

Ah, the exciting part!

You have decided where you want to go and you know that you will be able to commit to the class times.

Now is the time where you take the leap and make your initial application. But what is needed from you?

Fear not! The CELTA application process is pretty straight forward and can be completed in three, easy steps...

Apply!

Applying for the CELTA is the easy part!

Once you have decided on a course with an idea of the format and when you would like to take it, you can apply through our online application form.

To apply for a CELTA is completely free. Just make sure you have a spare ten minutes to complete this!

The Pre-Interview Task

Once you have applied, a member of staff will send you a pre-interview task.

This is a written task where your English proficiency and language awareness will be assessed.

There could also be questions about your own thoughts and approaches to teaching. 

Take your time and double-check for typos!

step three CELTA interview

Interview with the Tutor

If you are successful with your pre-interview tasks, you will be invited for an interview (either face-to-face or on Skype).

This is where CELTA tutor will get to understand you as a learner from where you are in your ELT journey, your desire to learn and grow as an educator. The CELTA Tutor may also go through your pre-interview task and English skills to ensure you are prepared for the CELTA.  

After completing your interview, you will be notified shortly afterwards about your CELTA place.

After completing your interview, you will be notified shortly afterwards about your CELTA place. If you wish to find out if you are eligible for the course, take our short online eligibility test.

What are the CELTA entry requirements?

CELTA entry requirements are: 

  • You must be over 18
  • You must have the qualifications for higher education e.g. university
  • You should have a flair for English and strong language awareness
  • If you are non-native, your language level should be the equivalent to an IELTS 7.5 or a high C1 
  • A degree is not necessary

Who is the CELTA for?

Whether you are new to teaching or if you have been teaching English for a while, the CELTA is for everyone. People take the CELTA because it is known as the “gold standard” for teaching English as a foreign language. The course will show you how to successfully teach an English class through core teaching methodology and hands-on practice with a group of language learners.

What is the difference between TEFL and CELTA?

TEFL or TESOL is the umbrella term used for Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language qualifications. There are many different types of courses and qualifications out there that are labelled as TEFL or TESOL.

CELTA is a type of TEFL or TESOL course. The certificate is highly regarded in English language teaching because of the hands-on teaching practice a candidate will experience. 

The CELTA is accredited by Cambridge Assessment (a part of the world-renowned University of Cambridge) and is standardised. This means that no matter where you take the course, it will adhere to the same quality and guidelines. 

Where can I take a CELTA course?

All StudyCELTA’s partner schools are authorised to offer the CELTA on behalf of Cambridge Assessment English.  You can only take a CELTA face-to-face at an accredited centre at their location. You can also take it online through an accredited centre that offers the online option. In this case, you don't need to be in the same location as the accredited centre. As long as you can attend the live online sessions that make up a large part of the online CELTA course, it doesn't matter where in the world you are. 

CELTA Courses: How am I assessed?

All CELTA courses include at least 120 contact hours between the candidates and the CELTA Tutor. Whether you take an online or face-to-face CELTA course, you are assessed by completing a minimum of six hours teaching practice and four written assignments.

The four written assignments are 750 – 1000 words each. Each assignment focuses on:

  • Analysing and responding to adult learners
  • Reflection on Classroom Teaching 
  • Analysing language for teaching purposes
  • Teaching English language skills

Do you feel ready to take the CELTA? Take the first step by completing our online application form. If you have any more questions which we haven’t covered, get in touch with a member of the StudyCELTA team today. 


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