CELTA Courses Kobe
CELTA Course Dates & Fees Kobe
For more information on taking the CELTA Online Blended with a two week teaching block, please see here.
Take the CELTA Online via Kobe, Japan!
Cambridge Assessment (a part of the University of Cambridge and the awarding body of the CELTA) has confirmed that CELTA can be taken online to ensure health and safety while the pandemic is ongoing.
You can now take the CELTA Online via the Kobe, Japan centre - applications are now open.
How will the CELTA Online work with the Kobe centre
The Kobe centre will run the course over an extesnive 19 week period, offering more flexibility for candidates to complete the course around their other commitments.
Teaching pracitce will be every Saturday and Sunday and will look like:
11.55: Submit lesson plan and materials for today’s lesson
14.00 – 16.15: - Teaching Practice
17.00 – 17.45: Lesson Feedback
There will also be 15 minutes of teaching practice preparation during the week. This will be between yourself and your tutor and will be a one-to-one 15 minute session. This will be arranged each week and will either take place on a Monday or a Tuesday.
How will I be assessed on an Online CELTA Course?
Just like a face-to-face CELTA, you will be assessed by:
- Four written assignments
- A minimum of six hours teaching practice
The teaching practice is the most important factor of the course so it is essentail that you can make the times. In the practice, you will be assessed by a qualified CELTA Tutor who will observe your teaching to a class of English language learners. This will be done through Zoom.
Will it say online on my CELTA certificate?
No, it will not disclose how you took your CELTA. You will obtain the same certificate as a student who took the CELTA in a face-to-face setting.
What are the benefits of taking the CELTA Online?
With a CELTA certificate, you have a world-recognised TEFL qualification which is desired by most language organisations and schools.
However, there are other advantages to taking the CELTA online, such as:
- No visa headaches
- A more accessible course
- No extra cost on t ravel or accommodation
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About the CELTA course in Kobe, Japan
The full-time 4 week course:
- Runs Monday-Friday, 12.00-20.30 (Kobe time).
- Provides a minimum of 120 contact hours between tutors and trainees involving input, tutorial support, supervised lesson planning, feedback, and peer observation.
- Requires the submission by each candidate of a portfolio of work including materials related to teaching practice and written assignments.
- Includes 6 hours of assessed teaching practice per trainee.
- Includes 6 hours of classroom observation of experienced ELT professionals
The Online/Blended CELTA course:
- Runs for 18 weeks, and includes 120 hours of blended training
- Intensive 2 week face-to-face teaching practice block
- Includes 6 hours of observations of experienced teachers to be carried out during the course.
- Includes 6 hours of assessed teaching practice with feedback to be carried out during the course
The CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is the world's most widely-recognised TEFL/TESOL course. t is developed, accredited an monitored by the University of Cambridge ESOL department, and is the first certificate academies look for when hiring new teachers.
The course runs for a total of 120-hours, with six hours designated to teaching practice, and the rest divided into lesson planning workshops, observations, input sessions, and feedback. Trainees must also submit four written assignments throughout the course.
The industry for English language learning in Japan is booming, and the CELTA is becoming a standard requirement for teachers. Kobe is widely considered the heart of ESL in Japan, with a variety of opportunities for work and professional development.
The course is suitable for people who have little or no teaching experience, or for English teachers who want to upgrade or formalise their qualifications.
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.
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
How to Apply for the CELTA in Kobe, Japan
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.
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.