CELTA Courses Gurugram
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 Course Introduction
CELTA is the most highly recognised TEFL certificate in the world. It is a beginner qualification for English language teachers who are looking to start their careers. CELTA stands for: University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults).
CELTA is useful for many different profiles of people. Perhaps you are just starting out in your TESOL career or you already have a few years experience and would like to get a qualification to consolidate your experience. The course is often popular with University graduates, people who want to change careers or simply want to try something new. Often people take a CELTA with the aim of living and working abroad. These are all people who would enrol on a CELTA course.
If you are not a native English speakers this is not an issue as long as you can demonstrate that you have a sufficient level of English be it with an official qualification or life experience. See this excerpt from the University of Cambridge guidelines: "have an awareness of the language and a competence in both written and spoken English which will enable you to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels".
CELTA India Course Aims
The CELTA course aims to:
- give you a solid basis in language teaching practice which will enable you to be confident in the classroom,
- provide you with training which is necesarry to help you meet the challenge of becoming an English language teacher,
- concrete a sound base of modern English teaching which will go hand in hand with your classroom practice,
- teach you techniques to improve how you interact with students who speak different languages.
Once you complete your CELTA course in India you will have all the skills and know-how to teach English at any level to many different types of students in almost in country worldwide. You could be teaching people in many contexts; for work, leisure or maybe just for everyday life. Candidates who successfully complete the course find it easy to find work as it is translatable in so many different countries.
CELTA India Course Entry Criteria
To be accepted for the CELTA course in Gurugram, you must fulfill the following criteria:
- A minimum age of 20* at the start of the CELTA course
- A good standard of education* (e.g. having gained university entrance qualifications, completed High School)
- Awareness and high level of competence in written and spoken English in order to be able to follow the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels
- For non-native speakers, the required command of English is that of Proficiency (CPE) or C1 within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), i.e. close to native speaker's competence.
- No previous teaching experience required
*Applicants who are not at least 20 years old or who have not gained university entrance qualifications may be admitted at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.
CELTA Course Content - Gurugram, India
Doing the CELTA course gives you an introduction to teaching English as a foreign language and lays a firm foundation on which you can build upon as you gain experience. The CELTA course requires a minimum of 120 contact hours with the tutors.
These 120 hours are broken down into:
- Practical seminars (interactive online for Online Blended courses) on methodology and language awareness.
- Supervised teaching practice
- Lesson preparation and planning
- Feedback on teaching practice
- Observation of experienced teachers
The syllabus contains five units of learning which deal with specific topic areas in ESL teaching:
Unit 1: Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
Unit 2: Language analysis and awareness
Unit 3: Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
Unit 4: Planning and resources for different teaching contexts
Unit 5: Developing teaching skills and professionalism
Units 1, 4 and 5 focus on the preparation and delivery of ESOL teaching programmes. Units 2 and 3 focus on the content of ESOL teaching programmes as well as the pedagogic knowledge required for teaching language and language skills.
CELTA Course Assessment – Gurugram, India
One of the reasons CELTA is popular, amongst others, is because there is no end exam. You are assessed throughout the course on your practical work and your ability to plan lessons. Additionally you will have to do four written assignments which are marked and graded. External Cambridge assessors are also involved in your final evaluation and grade. You must complete the entire CELTA course and if you do not meet the minimum threshold you can fail. We will do however, our best to help you succeed throughout the course.
There are two components:
Component 1: Planning and teaching
In this component, candidates are required to practice teach for a total of six assessed hours, working with adult learners at a minimum of two levels in classes of the required size. By the end of the six hours of assessed teaching practice, candidates should have demonstrated successful achievement of all the teaching practice assessment criteria.
Component 2: Classroom-related written assignments (of which there are four assignments in total).
This component consists of four written assignments:
Adult learners and learning contexts
Aspect of the language system of English
Aspect of language skills
Reflection on classroom teaching and the identification of action points
The assignments are internally assessed and externally moderated.
To meet the assessment requirements, candidates are required to attend a course and to:
- Complete teaching practice to the relevant age group and size for six hours in total,
- Observe other more experienced teachers in the classroom teaching to adult learners for a total of six hours, two of which may be on video.
- Maintain and submit a potfolio of all the course work you have done including your written assignments and materials related to teaching practice.
Mode of assessment
Assessment is continuous and integrated:
- Assessment takes place throughout the course.
- Component 1 and 2 contribute to the overall grade.
CELTA Certificate Grades
The Certificate will be awarded to candidates who meet the course requirements and whose performance meets, or exceeds, the criteria in both assessment components. Candidates are ineligible for the award in cases where dishonesty or plagiarism is brought to the attention of Cambridge ESOL Teaching Awards board.
CELTA is internally assessed and externally moderated by a Cambridge ESOL approved assessor who samples portfolios and teaching practice and also discusses and agrees the grades for all candidates with the centre.
This grade is awarded to candidates whose performance overall in the teaching practice and in the written assignments meets the specified criteria.
They will continue to need guidance to help them to develop and broaden their range of skills as teachers in post.
Pass (Grade B)
This grade is awarded to candidates whose performance in the written assignments meets the specified criteria and who have demonstrated in their teaching practice a level of achievement significantly higher than that required to meet pass-level criteria in relation to: Demonstration of the criteria for teaching skills and professionalism.
They will continue to need some guidance to help them to develop and broaden their range of skills as teachers in post.
A Pass (Grade A)
This grade is awarded to candidates whose performance in the written assignments meets the specified criteria and who have demonstrated in their teaching practice a level of ability and achievement and a level of awareness significantly higher than that required to meet pass-level criteria in relation to:
- Planning for effective teaching
- Teaching skills and professionalism
- They will benefit from further guidance in post but will be able to work independently.
Candidates who fail to meet criteria in any or all assessed components will receive a Fail.
Employment as an English Teacher after the Course
We are in contact with all the employers of EFL trainers in the area, and in other regions also. We can introduce you to schools and help you get started.
A part of the CELTA course is dedicated to advising you on finding work as a CELTA qualified teacher. Additionally, you can signup to our free online employment service for CELTA qualified teachers: www.teflwork.com
How to Apply for the CELTA in Gurugram, India
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.
Terms and Conditions - Full-time CELTA Gurgaon
1. Course owner: The Cambridge CELTA Qualification is owned by the Cambridge English Language Assessment (part of University of Cambridge), also referred to as “Cambridge English”
2. Eligibility: The CELTA qualification is available to individuals who meet the following minimum professional requirement (MPR):
a. Over 18 years of age
b. Must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency at level C1 on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
c. Have an awareness of language and a competence in both written and spoken English, which will enable them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels (The recommended language level is C2 or high C1 – Grade A or B, on the CEFR.)
d. Have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to complete successfully the written assignments and the assessment of practice teaching.
4. Identification Document (ID) : The applicant must provide a copy of a valid ID along with the application form. The valid ID, would include a Passport, Voter ID card, PAN card, National UID card or a Driving License. Any other ID can be accepted by the centre on a case by case basis
5. Arrangements for Special Needs : The Centre will try its best to arrange for the special needs (such as Visual difficulties, Hearing difficulties, Specific Learning difficulties i.e. Dyslexia) of an applicant as requested along with the application under a separate application, which must include appropriate medical documents / medical certificate from a registered practitioner. The application must also indicate in clear terms, what special arrangements are being request. The centre would try their best to make such arrangements, but do not guarantee fulfillment of such requests at all times, in which case the applicant may not be admitted to the course.
6. Application Form & Information : Application form, completed in all respects will be considered. Incomplete applications will be rejected. The details on the application form are collected for the purposes of the CELTA course and that these details may be disclosed to, processed and stored by Cambridge English and the centre for the purpose of administration of the course and that these details may be disclosed by Cambridge English and / or the centre to an institutions or other bodies to whom the applicant submits the results of the course, for the purpose of verification. The personal details of the applicant may be processed in an anonymous form for statistical and research purposes by Cambridge English and / or the Centre.
7. Course Booking : The application forms will be accepted by the centre on a first-come-first-served basis. Course seats are limited and the registration will close for a particular course batch, when all seats are booked or as decided by the centre. The decision of the centre will be final and binding on all candidates.
8. Course Fee : The course fee will be provided by the centre. The fee is subject to change, as per the decisions of the Centre and would be final and binding on all candidates. No application will be processed unless the application is accompanied with the course fee in full. In case the selected dates, as provided by the applicant in the application form are no possible to allot to the applicant the applicant will be the option to choose another future date or seek full refund. Such refunds would be processed no later than 4 weeks of receipt of application from the applicant about seeking refund.
9. Payment : Payments, for course fee can be made by Demand Draft / Pay order / Credit Card / Cash (at HDFC Bank branches) only. The Demand Draft / Pay order must be drawn in favour of “Planet EDU” payable at New Gurugram. IMPORTANT : MENTION YOUR NAME, YOUR ID NUMBER, YOUR COURSE DATE on the reverse of the Demand Draft. Payment in CASH will only be accepted at all branches of HDFC Bank. Cheque payment is NOT ACCEPTED. DO NOT PAY CASH to anyone. If the applicant pays Cash to anybody, OR pays by Demand Draft drawn in another name, he / she would do so at their own risk and Cambridge English and / or the Centre will not be responsible for the same. Payment of course fee can also be made by Credit Card / Debit Card (Master / Visa) at the centre offices. However, the candidate understands and agrees to pay a handling charge over and above the course fee, incase of making payments by credit / debit card.
10. Photograph : All applications must be forwarded with applicant’s, one recent passport size photographs (no later than three months old). IMPORTANT: MENTION YOUR NAME, YOUR ID NUMBER, COURSE DATE on the reverse of the Photographs. In case of applications submitted on-line, the applicant can upload the photograph online or provide it on the first date of the course.
11. Applying on-line : Applications can be made online, i.e. through the Website www.celta.theplanetedu.com .The course fee can be paid by Credit Card (MASTER / VISA) or ATM / Debit Card. The candidate agrees to pay a handling charge over and above the course fee, while paying by credit card or ATM / Debit Card, if applicable.
12. Allotment of Course Date : Course dates will be allotted, based on the choices provided by the applicant in his / her application form or as selected while completing the online registration. However, in case both dates are not available the applicant will be notified of the next available date, which if acceptable to the candidate will be allotted else the application will be returned to the candidate along with full refund of any fee paid. The centre may alter / modify / merge course dates at its sole discretion and in absence of minimum number of application on a Course date or due to any logistic / operational issues. The decision of the centre will be final and binding on the applicant. If the applicant does not want to take the course on such other date, the applicant can make a request for full refund of their fee and the application will be treated as withdrawn.
13. Information Provided by the Applicant : The applicant takes full responsibility for the correctness of the information provided in the application form.
14. Request for Transfer of Course Date : A request for transfer of course date to another date will be entertained if there are seats available on such other date as requested by the applicant.
15. Request for Withdrawal / Cancellation : An applications received for withdrawal / cancellation 4 weeks before the start date will be accepted without any administrative fee and full refund would be provided. Applications received upto 2 weeks before the start date will attract a 15% cancellation charge. Cancellation requests received less than 2 weeks from the start date will attract 50% cancellation charge. No refund would be considered for applications received on the start date or after the start date of the course. However, in case of special circumstances, such as hospitalization, bereavement, accident, the centre may consider transferring the application to the next date without any charges or even consider full refund, subject to the centre receiving necessary documentation in support of the application, the centre verifying the same and the centre being fully convinced with the fact. The decision of the centre will be final and binding on the applicant.
16. No Show : In case an applicant fails to report on the Course date, his / her application will be treated as cancelled, and the candidate will lose their full course fee and NO REFUND would be possible. The decision of the centre, would be final and binding on the applicant.
17. Attendance, Portfolio : It is important that the applicant attends to the course sessions as per the time table and also completes their portfolio and other actives as per the direction of the course director / trainer. If a candidate fails to demonstrate the required learning evidence as required by the course, the applicant may not be able to pass the course. The portfolio and other related activities, assessments to the require standards are necessary to complete and to pass the course.
18. Malpractices / Plagiarism : The applicant understands that it is important to produce evidence of original work and that they must not involve in practices that can be treated under malpractice or plagiarism. In an event it is found the work is plagiarized or unfair means have been used in producing the portfolio the assignments will be cancelled and will not be treated as evidence of applicant’s work.
19. Enquiry of Results : The final course outcome in terms of passing will be communicated by the centre. If the applicant is not satisfied with their results, they may approach the centre using the appropriate re-evaluation form. This process would entail a fee equivalent to 5% of the course fee. In case there is a change in the results the fee would be refunded.
20. Course Terms and Conditions : Once an application is submitted, it will be assumed that the applicant has read and understood all the terms and conditions herein. The terms and conditions can be modified and / or changed as deemed fit, by the centre, without giving prior notice. Such modified terms and conditions once communicated to the applicant would be applicable and binding on the applicant.
21. Errors & Omissions : Cambridge English and the Centre will take full precautions that the course procedures, are handled to the defined standards and in the most professional manner and that, no errors or omissions are committed. However, in case any errors or omissions are reported / brought to the notice by the applicant, the same would be taken up and necessary action / remedial measures would be taken. The decision of Cambridge English and / or Centre in such case will be final and binding on the applicant. No claims or compensations of any nature would be entertained / applicable.
22. Grievance : The applicant has the right to report any grievances they may have which they feel has impeded their performance. Such grievance must be reported using the ‘Grievance Form’, within 2 working days of such experience, failing which the grievance will not be taken up. All details as required in the Grievance Form must be completed and full details must be provided. A Grievance Committee of the Centre headed by its Chief Executive plus 3 senior members will look into the Grievance. The decision will of the committee will be communicated to the applicant within 14 working days of receipt of the grievance. The decision of the Grievance Committee would be final and binding on the applicant and the applicant will not be entitled to any compensation or fee refund.