CELTA Courses Prague
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Take the CELTA 100% Online hosted via Prague, Czech Republic
Due to the current pandemic, Cambridge Assessment (a part of the University of Cambridge) is putting the safety of schools, staff and trainees first and allowing the CELTA to be completed fully online. This is a unique opportunity and will only be temporarily available!
Take the CELTA online with the centre in Prague, Czech Republic!
How will the online CELTA work?
The syllabus and content will be exactly the same as the face-to-face CELTA. The difference will be that all elements will be taken online through the video conferencing platform, Zoom.
The CELTA will still be as intense as the face-to-face CELTA, so expect to attend a virtual classroom at the Prague centre with your CELTA classmates. Times will be from 10am to 6:00pm, although may be altered closer to the time depending on candidate time zones (however expect the day to be around this time).
There will be a lunch break and a scheduled coffee break throughout the day. The teaching practice will be scheduled in the afternoon after 2:00pm. There will be times that you will be working individually.
How will I be assessed on the online CELTA?
Just like the face-to-face CELTA, you will be required to take a minimum of six hours teaching practice where you will be teaching a live class of English language learners from across the globe. During this, you will be assessed by a qualified CELTA Tutor who will offer feedback to enable your development as a teacher. Feedback will be exchanged regularly in feedback sessions.
You will also be observed by your CELTA classmates and they are also able to offer feedback (and vice versa!).
You will be required to complete four written assignments during your CELTA. These assignments will be done in your spare time, along with your lesson planning, and will need to be completed by the end of the course.
Will it say “online” on my CELTA certificate?
No your CELTA certificate will be the same as someone who obtains the certificate in a face-to-face setting. It will not show how or where you took the CELTA.
What are the requirements of taking the CELTA 100% Online?
For all CELTAs, you will need to be:
- 18 or over
- Have a strong English language awareness or a language proficiency equivalent to an IELTS 7.5 or a Cambridge C1
- Hold entry qualifications to higher educations (e.g. university). If you don’t, life experience can be taken into account
We do recommend that you have the following before you start the CELTA Online:
- A working laptop or desktop computer with a microphone and sound
- A strong internet connection
- A designated and comfortable working space in your home
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A Concise Grammar for English Teachers
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The Cambridge CELTA is by far the best known and most widely taken initial qualification. Only the Trinity TESOL course can come close to the standards and quality of a CELTA course and CELTA has been established longer. Basically anyone can set themselves up and say they offer a 'TEFL" course regardless of teaching experience, qualifications and so on. Any potential employer, if they have any knowledge at all of initial TEFL qualifications, is likely to know of the Cambridge CELTA. It is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English language teachers.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- Applicants must have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables to undertake the course.
- Applicants must have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to successfully complete the written assignments and the teaching practice
- There is no formal academic entry requirement. It is, however, recommended that applicants should have formal qualifications which would allow entry into higher education in their own country.
Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA
As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for 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.
Cambridge ESOL Course Standardisation
The courses are validated, and syllabus and assessment criteria are fixed by, the University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). This assures quality control in a number of areas: All centres are subject to approval by ESOL and have to maintain standards in order to retain this approval. If a centre is failing to meet the required standards, approval to run course will be withdrawn by ESOL. Similarly, it is not uncommon for institutions to have their application to run CELTA courses turned down by ESOL.
External Assessor Moderation
Every CELTA course is moderated by an external assessor which means you are assured you are receiving appropriate level of training and that the trainers are doing their job to an approved standard (if they weren't the centre could have their accreditation revoked)
Cambridge ESOL approved trainers
Each CELTA trainer has to be approved by ESOL (which includes meeting ESOL requirements re teaching experience and qualifications, this means that a trainer usually has a minimum qualification of a diploma certificate plus a number of years experience of other teacher development) and has to undergo a substantial induction process. No tutor who has not been accredited by Cambridge ESOL can EVER tutor on a CELTA course.
Low student-trainer ratio
At the Prague centre you are guaranteed a maximum of 6 trainees to 1 tutor. Most of our courses have a maximum of 12 trainees. Other courses take as many people as possible, which makes them more money but also reduces the amount of time a tutor is available for you.
How to Apply for the CELTA in Prague, Czech Republic
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.
Conditions of Enrollment
- In the case of cancellation six weeks or more before the course starting date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded. With less than six weeks' notice, 50% of the total course fee will be refunded. If cancellation occurs in the final ten working days before the starting date, no refund will be given.
- However, in certain exceptional circumstances we will consider transferring the fees to another course but a 20% cancellation fee will be charged.
- There is no refund on accommodation fees as in most cases we have to sublet accommodation on your behalf.
- The Prague training centre reserve the right to cancel a course if fewer than 4 people are enrolled.
- In the unlikely event of a course being cancelled the course and accommodation fees will be refunded.