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About the CELTA Course in Bali

The University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is the world’s most recognised initial TEFL training course. It’s highly regarded as the standard for English teacher training courses, and is usually the first certification requested by the best language schools around the world.

The 120-hour course is made up of six hours of in-class teacher practice to local English language learners, observation of professional teachers, classroom input sessions, feedback and lesson planning. Trainees can also expect to commit a lot of study time to the course, both during evenings and weekends.

While the CELTA is a great starting point with people with no prior teaching experience, it’s also a brilliant way for experienced teachers to formalise their skills and gain one of the world’s most well-known TEFL certifications.

 
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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 Content and Assessment

The five units of learning in the syllabus are divided into a number of sub-topics:

Unit 1: Learners and Teachers and the Teaching and Learning Context

  • Cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds
  • Motivations for learning English as an adult
  • Learning and teaching styles
  • Context for learning and teaching English
  • Varieties of English
  • Multilingualism and the role of first languages

Unit 2: Language Analysis and Awareness

  • Basic concepts and terminology used in ELT for describing form and meaning in language and language use.
  • Grammar: Grammatical frameworks: rules and conventions relating to words, sentences, paragraphs and texts
  • Lexis: What it means to “know” a word; semantic relationships between words
  • Phonology: The formation and description of English phonemes; features of connected speech
  • The practical significance of similarities and differences between languages
  • Reference materials for language awareness
  • Key strategies and approaches for developing learners’ language knowledge

Unit 3. Language Skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing

Reading

  • Basic concepts and terminology used for describing reading skills
  • Purposes of reading
  • Decoding meaning
  • Potential barriers to reading

Listening

  • Basic concepts and terminology used for describing listening skills
  • Purposes of listening
  • Features of listening texts
  • Potential barriers to listening

Speaking

  • Basic concepts and terminology used for describing speaking skills
  • Features of spoken English
  • Language functions
  • Paralinguistic features
  • Phonemic systems

Writing

  • Basic concepts and terminology used for describing writing skills
  • Sub-skills and features of written texts
  • Stages of teaching writing
  • Beginner literacy
  • English spelling and punctuation
  • Key strategies and approaches for developing learners’ receptive and productive skills

Unit 4: Planning and Resources

  • Principles of planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English
  • Lesson planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English
  • Evaluation of lesson planning
  • The selection, adaptation and evaluation of materials and resources in planning (including computer and other technology based resources)
  • Knowledge of commercially produced resources and non-published materials and classroom resources for teaching English to adults

Unit 5: Developing Teaching Skills and Professionalism

  • The effective organisation of the classroom
  • Classroom presence and control
  • Teacher and learner language
  • The use of teaching materials and resources
  • Practical skills for teaching at a range of levels
  • The monitoring and evaluation of adult learners
  • Evaluation of the teaching/learning process
  • Professional development: responsibilities
  • Professional development; support systems

Daily CELTA course timetable

The full-time daily timetable consists of three hours of input sessions, two hours of teaching practice and a feedback session in which the lesson is discussed with the tutor and other group participants.

In addition, two to three hours need to be set aside daily for lesson preparation and homework. The participants also observe qualified teachers presenting regular classes.

The course is highly intense and demands full commitment from participants throughout. Applicants should not undertake the course if they have any work or study commitments or health conditions that may jeopardise their ability to complete it.

The assessment, which is continuous and integrated, consists of two components:

Planning and Teaching

In this component candidates are required to practise teaching for a total of six hours, working with learners at a minimum of two levels. By the end of the six hours supervised teaching practice they should have demonstrated successful achievement of all the teaching practice assessment criteria.

Classroom-related written assignments

This component consists of four written assignments, each with a total of 750 – 1000 words. These assignments are internally assessed and externally moderated.

Trainees are informed of their progress during the course by written feedback on their teaching practice and by mid-course tutorial. All course participants receive a report from the teacher training centre which analyses the trainee's performance, and is a useful reference for employment. Successful course participants are awarded a CELTA certificate on the basis of assessment by all the course tutors and validation by an external assessor. Candidates who meet the course requirements and who demonstrate they have met the pass criteria for all assessed components will be awarded a Pass.

Pass (Grade B) is awarded to candidates whose performance on the written assignments meets the specified criteria, and who have demonstrated in their teaching practice a level of ability and achievement significantly higher than that required to meet pass-level criteria in relation to classroom teaching skills.

Pass (Grade A) is awarded to candidates whose performance on the written assignments meets the specified criteria, and who have demonstrated in their practice a level of ability and achievement significantly higher than that required to meet pass-level criteria in relation to planning for effective teaching and classroom teaching skills.

Candidates who fail to meet criteria in any or all assessed components will be awarded a Fail.

The CELTA certificates take up to twelve weeks to arrive to Indonesia from the UK.

How to Apply for the CELTA in Bali, Indonesia

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 deposit.

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