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CELT Courses Cork

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Introduction to the CELT Courses in Cork, Ireland

In 2005, the Department of Education began to regulate the English as a Foreign Language market in Ireland. In order to teach in a school that teaches English as a foreign language in Ireland, teachers must hold a university degree and a recognised TEFL certificate. The Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELT) is an initial course that aims to provide the necessary skills to teach English as a Foreign Language. The course is recognised by the Irish Department of Education (QQI/ACELS) and is subject to regular inspections.

CELT Course Outline

In line with Department of Education requirements, the course is 120 hours+ in duration and includes:

  • Face-to- face contact between course trainers and participants
  • Observation of real classes
  • Supervised teaching practice sessions representing a minimum of 360 minutes
  • Trainer-directed study
  • Micro and team teaching
  • Feedback, review and evaluation session

The maximum number of participants on any course is 18.

Grading and Certification for the CELT in Cork, Ireland

The course has two components – the teaching practice and a portfolio. The final grade is reached through assessment of these two elements of the course. Portfolios will be kept for a period of six months after the completion of the course. Work cannot be held after this period due to lack of storage space in ACET.

Successful trainees will be awarded a grade of Approved, Approved Plus or Approved with Distinction, depending on grades achieved in both teaching practice and portfolio modules.

The CELT certificate will state the overall grade awarded as well as individual grades for the teaching practice and portfolio components. Trainees are regularly informed of their progress through oral and written feedback from trainers on the course.

Attendance Policy

We keep a strict record of trainee attendance, punctuality and participation. According to QQI/ACELS guidelines, trainees must attend 100% of the teaching practices and a minimum of 90% of the input sessions. Those who attend less than 90% of the input sessions are deemed by QQI-ACELS not to have met the attendance specifications and will be not be awarded a certificate. Trainees who do not attend all 7 TPs are deemed not to have completed the course and will not be awarded a certificate.

How to Apply for the CELT in Cork, Ireland

Before applying for the CELTA course, please make sure you meet all the minimum entry requirements:

  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Native Speaker or Non-Native Speaker with proof of proficiency level (C2)
  • Level 7 is desirable for CELT course but mandatory for work in Ireland

CELT Cork Application Process

Once you confirm that you meet the entry requirements, go to our apply now page and fill out the form to begin your application. Choose course type "Others" and location "Cork - CELT".

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