CELTA Courses Jakarta
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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About the CELTA course in Jakarta
The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is a 120-hour intensive course administered by the University of Cambridge and designed for participants who want to teach English. It is the most widely recognised initial qualification in teacher training in its field, and in many countries it is a pre-requisite for employment.
The teacher training centre in Jakarta is approved by the University of Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
The course is primarily practical, and develops an awareness of learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context, language analysis and awareness, language skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing), planning and resources and developing teaching skills and professionalism.
Benefits to CELTA course Participants
You will have greater opportunities for employment as an ESL teacher on successful completion of the CELTA.
You will learn about the practice and theory of teaching ESL classes from internationally qualified tutors.
Successful participants receive a University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate internationally recognised certificate of teaching.
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
- Basic concepts and terminology used for describing reading skills
- Purposes of reading
- Decoding meaning
- Potential barriers to reading
- Basic concepts and terminology used for describing listening skills
- Purposes of listening
- Features of listening texts
- Potential barriers to listening
- Basic concepts and terminology used for describing speaking skills
- Features of spoken English
- Language functions
- Paralinguistic features
- Phonemic systems
- 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 intensive 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 Jakarta, 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 of $850 USD.
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.