CELTA Courses Frankfurt
CELTA Course Dates & Fees Frankfurt, Germany
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CELTA 100% Online hosted via Frankfurt
Due to the current pandemic, Cambridge is allowing – for the first time – for the CELTA to be completed 100% Online. This is for the health and safety of the CELTA candidates, tutors and schools and will only be a temporary measure.
This is a unique opportunity where you can take the CELTA full time (four weeks) via the Frankfurt CELTA centre.
How will the Online CELTA offered by Frankfurt work?
The teaching and the content will be exactly the same as the face-to-face CELTA course. The main difference is that you will learn through Moodle – where you will have access to the learning materials 24/7 – and you will use the video conferencing platform, Zoom, for your teaching practice. Moreover, every second week there will be an online group meeting with your Tutor and your CELTA classmates.
Your performance in the course will be examined through assessed teaching practice and you will need to complete four written assignments.
How will the Teaching Practice work?
The teaching practice will be done through Zoom and you will be assessed by a qualified CELTA Tutor. You will be teaching live to a group of English Language Learners from across the world, which may seem daunting at first, but you will be getting support from your Tutor and your CELTA peers.
The Tutor will be assessing your teaching and giving you feedback. You will also be observed by your peers (and vice versa)
What are the benefits of taking the CELTA 100% Online?
For the first time, a candidate will have the flexibility from taking the course from their home, which means:
- No extra travel cost
- No accommodation costs
- No visa headaches
However, you will still have the highly regarded certificate as you will:
- Contact and support from your tutors
- Live sessions with your Tutor and your classmates
- Regular input and feedback on your work
- Real experience teaching in an online format
Will it say I took the CELTA online on my CELTA certificate?
Once you have completed the CELTA, your certificate will state you that you have a CELTA and it won't show how you took the course.
Will the CELTA Online help me get a job afterwards?
The CELTA is an internationally recognised certificate that will improve your chances of employment because of its “hands-on” teaching practice. Most reputable schools and colleges look for this certificate when they are hiring and you will also gain the benefit of understanding how to teach online, which means added flexibility for your career.
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A Concise Grammar for English Teachers
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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 Course Introduction
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.
CELTA Course Entry Criteria in Frankfurt
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.
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.
CELTA Course Structure & Content
The CELTA course in Frankfurt is offered as a 4 weeks full-time course and as a 15 weeks online blended 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 online blended course is taken online from home but attendance to the CELTA centre in Frankfurt every Saturday throughout the course is compulsory to cover the face to face part of the 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 Course Assessment in Frankfurt
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.
Optional: CELTA + German courses in Frankfurt
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 10 lessons / week
- 60 Min. lesson/60 Euros
- Individual course
- Timetable: Monday – Friday, 09.30-11.30
- Minimum: 2 weeks
- New courses start usually at the beginning of each month (on Mondays).
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CELTA Course Enrolment Procedure, Frankfurt
- 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.
How to Pay
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.