CELTA Courses Lima
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 Lima, Peru
The CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) is the industry standard initial English language teaching certificate. It is renowned as one of the most thorough and well-recognised English teacher training course, and is accepted by employers worldwide.
The CELTA is accredited and externally moderated by Cambridge English Language Assessment ('Cambridge English'), which is a part of the University of Cambridge.
The CELTA involves 120 hours of contact time with internationally experienced and Cambridge English-approved trainers, all of whom hold the CELTA, Delta or Masters degrees in English teaching.
The course also includes six hours of assessed teaching practice experience and six hours of observations of experienced English language teaching professionals. You will also undertake assisted lesson planning workshops, constructive feedback sessions and tutorials.
The CELTA course enables you to become familiar with the principles of effective teaching. You will acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners and demonstrate that you are able to apply these skills in a real teaching context. When you finish the course, you will be able to successfully begin working in a variety of English teaching contexts around the world.
CELTA Course Content and Assessment
The course follows the Cambridge CELTA syllabus. The following is an overview of the topics covered:
- The general principles and techniques of teaching and learning a foreign language
- The English language: linguistic form, function, meaning and phonology
- Teaching and learning the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
- Classroom techniques: presentation, practice, checking learning, error analysis, correction, classroom management, group work and pair work
- Lesson planning; course planning; timetables
- Different learning and teaching styles at adult level, adult learners' motivations and learning styles
- Other factors that affect learning such as adult literacy
- The evaluation and use of published and non-published resources and materials along with learning how to adapt authentic materials into concrete learning tools.
- Professional development: evaluating one's own strengths and weaknesses, preparing to become a teacher, colleague and employee
The course consists of several parts:
- Teaching practice
- Input sessions
- Written assignments
- Assisted lesson planning
Before each lesson you teach, you will have one-on-one contact with your teaching practice tutor.
You will also observe professional English language teachers throughout the course, as well as sit in on teaching practice lessons from your peers. You will be involved in the feedback process for your peers’ practice lessons.
After observing your peers teach, you will provide them with feedback on their lessons. Your tutor will guide feedback sessions and contribute with his/her own suggestions and comments.
You will also receive feedback from your peers and tutors on your own practice lessons.
These are led by course tutors and cover all key aspects of English language teaching such as methodology, lesson planning, learning an unknown language, teaching grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. Course assignments will also be set and discussed during these input sessions.
You will complete four written assignments during the course. Each of these assignments will be between 750 and 1,000 words, not including extra materials, lesson plans, samples of students’ writing,and results of questionnaires. In addition to these written assignments, you will have to submit lesson plans, observation sheets and self-evaluations for observed and taught lessons.
The CELTA assessment is made not only on your ability to teach and your language awareness, but also on your overall professional attitude and behaviour.
Assessment of candidates is by the course tutors and is continuous but the course will also be moderated by an external assessor who visits the course for quality assurance purposes.
CELTA is awarded to candidates who have completed the course and who have met the assessment criteria for all written and practical assignments.
The overall assessment aims for each unit are that candidates should be able to:
- assess learner needs, and plan and teach lessons which take account of learners' backgrounds, learning preferences and current needs
- demonstrate language knowledge and awareness and appropriate teaching strategies
- demonstrate knowledge about language skills and how they may be acquired
- plan and prepare lessons designed to develop their learners' overall language competence
- demonstrate an appropriate range of teaching skills at this level and show professional awareness and responsibility
The certificate will be awarded to candidates who meet the course requirements and whose performance meets, or exceeds, the criteria in both assessment components. The outcome of the course is decided on a continuous assessment basis, there is no final examination.
How to Apply for the CELTA in Lima, Peru
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.
Payment and Cancellation Policies
Once you have been accepted onto the course you'll need to submit the non-refundable $500 deposit to secure your place. Fees must be paid in full 4 weeks before the course is due to start.
Payment can be made in the following ways:
1. Peru – by cheque or cash, deposit or transfer to our Peruvian bank account
2. Overseas – by bank transfer to our Peruvian bank account or by Pay Pal
Deposits are non-refundable. The balance of course fees must be paid no later than 4 weeks before the first day of the course. Should the balance not reach us on time you will automatically be placed on a reserve list and risk losing your place if someone pays in full before you do. There will be no right to a refund of your deposit.
If you postpone the starting date of your course giving:
- More than 4 weeks’ notice - no penalty. The deposit will be valid for a future course. The course must be completed within one year of its postponement.
- Less than 4 weeks’ notice - you will forfeit your original deposit which must be paid again. If any other payments have been made, that money will be valid for a future course. The course must be completed within one year of its postponement.
If you cancel the course:
- More than 4 weeks before the course starts—full refund of balance (not of deposit)
- Between 2 and 4 weeks before the course starts—50% refund of balance (not of deposit)
- Less than 2 weeks before the course starts—0% refund
The place on any course and fees paid cannot be transferred to another person.