Byron Bay Australia CELTA Courses

CELTA Courses Byron Bay, Australia

CELTA Courses Byron Bay

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About the CELTA Course in Byron Bay, Australia

The CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is the world's most recognised initial English teacher training course. It is the first TEFL/TESOL certificate that employers look for when hiring new English teachers, and is one of the only certifications officially recognised both in Australia and the world.

The 120-hour course is offered in two formats in Byron Bay: full time (four weeks) or part time (six weeks). This includes six hours of observed teaching practice, lesson planning workshops, feedback sessions, methodology classes, and four written assignments.

The CELTA course is highly intensive and practical - from day one you will be fully immersed in the world of English language teaching, and you'll already be in the ESL classroom on the second day. 

The CELTA course is ideal for people with little or no teaching experience, or for people who have experience but need to formalise their qualifications. 

CELTA Course Content and Assessment

The five units of learning in the syllabus are divided into a number of sub-topics:

Unit 1: Learners and Teachers and the Teaching and Learning Context

  • Cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds
  • Motivations for learning English as an adult
  • Learning and teaching styles
  • Context for learning and teaching English
  • Varieties of English
  • Multilingualism and the role of first languages

Unit 2: Language Analysis and Awareness

  • Basic concepts and terminology used in ELT for describing form and meaning in language and language use.
  • Grammar: Grammatical frameworks: rules and conventions relating to words, sentences, paragraphs and texts
  • Lexis: What it means to “know” a word; semantic relationships between words
  • Phonology: The formation and description of English phonemes; features of connected speech
  • The practical significance of similarities and differences between languages
  • Reference materials for language awareness
  • Key strategies and approaches for developing learners’ language knowledge

Unit 3. Language Skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing


  • Basic concepts and terminology used for describing reading skills
  • Purposes of reading
  • Decoding meaning
  • Potential barriers to reading


  • Basic concepts and terminology used for describing listening skills
  • Purposes of listening
  • Features of listening texts
  • Potential barriers to listening


  • Basic concepts and terminology used for describing speaking skills
  • Features of spoken English
  • Language functions
  • Paralinguistic features
  • Phonemic systems


  • Basic concepts and terminology used for describing writing skills
  • Sub-skills and features of written texts
  • Stages of teaching writing
  • Beginner literacy
  • English spelling and punctuation
  • Key strategies and approaches for developing learners’ receptive and productive skills

Unit 4: Planning and Resources

  • Principles of planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English
  • Lesson planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English
  • Evaluation of lesson planning
  • The selection, adaptation and evaluation of materials and resources in planning (including computer and other technology based resources)
  • Knowledge of commercially produced resources and non-published materials and classroom resources for teaching English to adults

Unit 5: Developing Teaching Skills and Professionalism

  • The effective organisation of the classroom
  • Classroom presence and control
  • Teacher and learner language
  • The use of teaching materials and resources
  • Practical skills for teaching at a range of levels
  • The monitoring and evaluation of adult learners
  • Evaluation of the teaching/learning process
  • Professional development: responsibilities
  • Professional development; support systems

How to Apply for the CELTA in Byron Bay, Australia 

If you believe you meet the requirements to do the CELTA Course, fill in our online application.

After completing your application and any necessary pre-interview tasks you will be invited to an interview which can be conducted in person, by telephone or via Skype.

Please note: Your place is not confirmed on a course until you have been accepted and have paid a deposit of $850 USD.

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