CELTA Courses Melbourne
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
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Jim Scrivener - Read an Interview with the Author
"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.
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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
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CELTA Courses in Melbourne, Australia
At the Melbourne teacher training centres there are three possible CELTA course lengths:
1. The full-time CELTA course in Melbourne is 4 weeks long and consists of approximately 120 hours.
CELTA courses run Monday to Friday (from 9am to 5:30pm at the Carlton campus and 8.45am to 5pm at the Spring Street campus) plus homework and assignments that you will have to work on after class and over the weekends.
Due to its intensive nature, the CELTA course requires a high level of commitment. To help ensure success, candidates should be free of any other work or study commitments for its duration.
2. The part time CELTA course in Melbourne runs over 10 weeks.
Teaching practice is during two weeks, full time in Melbourne near the end of the course.
3. The part time blended – online CELTA course in Melbourne is a 13-week course
Face-to-face teaching practice and observation (in class): taken over two weeks on an intense timetable.
The rest of the course to be done online (with the Melbourne CELTA Tutors providing guidance): candidates are supposed to do between 7 and 10 hours per week of online work.
CELTA Course Aims
In its form as a 4-week intensive TEFL course, the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults dates back to the 1970’s when it was known as the Royal Society of Arts CTEFLA. In 1988, the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) assumed joint responsibility with the RSA for these training courses. The Cambridge CELTA Certificate is the most widely recognised pre-service ELT qualification throughout the world.
The CELTA provides training to people with little or no previous experience in teaching English to adults (ESL, TESL, TEFL) and is therefore very practical in content.
The course aims to increase candidates’ language awareness and develop competence in communicative language teaching as well as an understanding of current teaching methodologies.
The CELTA is the leading TESOL certificate worldwide, for ESL teaching jobs both in Australia and overseas.
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
Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA
As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.
CELTA Course Content
The CELTA course in Melbourne 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 ESL teaching practice with classes of adult learners.
4. Observation of experienced Teachers
This involves observing Melbourne TEFL teacher training centre teachers for a total of 8 hours during the course.
CELTA Course Assessment Melbourne
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 CELTA course.
Certificates are awarded by UCLES. In addition, each candidate receives a final report from the Teacher Training Centre.
How to Apply for the CELTA in Melbourne, 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 non-refundable deposit.
Unsure if you are Eligible to Apply for CELTA?
If you are unsure if you meet the requirements to apply for a CELTA course then you can take our CELTA Eligibility Test.
CELTA Terms and Conditions
The Training Centre reserves the right to increase course fees or to cancel a TEFL course at any time.
Candidates who have not paid their fees in full by the due date will not be allowed to commence the course.
Deposits may be partly refundable if a) a candidate withdraws due to unavoidable circumstances, (b) sufficient notice is given (at least a month before the commencement date of the course) and (c) it is impossible for the candidate to transfer to another course.
Final recommended grades are decided by the tutors, validated by the Course Assessor and approved by Cambridge ESOL. Any query should follow the procedure set out in the Candidates Enquiries on Results and Complaints Procedure (given at the start of the course) and must be made within 9 weeks of the issue of final results by Cambridge ESOL.
Candidates must inform the tutors in writing before the beginning of the course for which they have enrolled of any pre-existing medical problems (including stress-related conditions) which may have an adverse effect on their performance during the course.
The course is demanding and sometimes stressful. Candidates who withdraw after the beginning of the course, giving stress-related conditions as a reason, will not be offered a refund of their course fees.
Candidates who withdraw from the course due to sudden illness or unforeseen personal problems may be given the opportunity to re-enrol in a later course, provided there is a vacancy.
Candidates are financially responsible for all material borrowed from the centre (e.g. books, CDs, cassette recorders, etc).
Candidates are responsible for providing their own stationery and teaching materials (e.g. folders, blu-tak, scissors, etc.)
Application forms, course records and portfolios remain the property of Cambridge ESOL. Portfolios will be held for 6 months only, but may be requested during the three month period after this time.
How to Pay
Payments (deposit & balance) can be made directly to the Melbourne Teacher Training Centrr via Bank Transfer.
Pre-CELTA Course (CELTA Orientation Course)
If you need to boost your confidence with grammar because you are about to participate in a CELTA course, or even if you are already a teacher and would like to review and expand your knowledge of grammar, these workshops will help clarify and give you a solid language base.
Please contact us for more information.