CELTA Courses New Delhi
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We estimate that trainees will spend around 5-6 hours a week working through units, tasks, forums and written assignments during the week. The two-week teaching practice time is a full-time commitment.
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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 necessary 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 New Delhi, you must fulfil 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 - New Delhi, 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 – New Delhi, 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.
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.
How to Apply for the CELTA in New Delhi, 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.