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100% Online CELTAs hosted via Valencia

For the first time, Cambridge Assessment (a part of Cambridge University) are allowing candidates to take the CELTA completely online. This is a temporary solution to the current pandemic so candidates can continue to take the CELTA without putting their health and safety at risk.

Take this unique opportunity today via the Valencia CELTA centre. Applications now open!

How will I take the CELTA with the Valencia Centre?

The CELTA will be taken completely online through an open source learning portal for the self-study and an online conferencing platform for the teaching practice. The timetable at the Valencia centre is personalised to suit your needs and is one of the most flexible CELTA options.

The theoretical part of the course (60 hours) can be done throughout at your own pace, during a time that suits you.
You can choose to work through the course units either intensively in May and June , or extensively from May to September. There will be a weekly online session to guide your study and an online forum to exchange views with your peers. All candidates must complete 4 written assignments and will have some online assistance from tutors beforehand.

For the Teaching practice (6 hours assessed), Feedback and Guided Lesson Planning components, candidates will need to agree with the Tutor on a time that is suitable for them. Possible options include: weekdays mornings, afternoons or Saturday mornings. Candidates will teach Online 9 lessons at elementary and upper-intermediate levels over the duration of the course. Candidates will also be able to observe other members of their group teaching online.

How will I be assessed by taking the CELTA online?

Just like taking a face-to-face CELTA course, you will be assessed through your teaching practice and through the four written assignments that need to be submitted by the end of the course.

The teaching practice will consist of six hours of assessed teaching where you will be teaching live to a class of English language learners. You will be moderated and assessed by a qualified CELTA Tutor who will offer constructive feedback to help you develop as a teacher.

What advantages are there to taking the CELTA online?

With all CELTAs, you will gain an internationally recognised TEFL certificate where you will learn the core methodologies to teaching a successful English language class. This is a desired teaching certificate that most schools and colleges look for when they are hiring English Language Teachers.

With the online CELTA format, you can enjoy benefits such as:

  • Being able to access the CELTA course no matter where you are in the world!
  • Enjoying a more flexible timetable with the Valencia centre that suits your needs
  • Have the materials online and on your computer
  • No more visa headaches or extra travel and accommodation costs
  • Become familiar with the online teaching environment
  • Will it say online on my CELTA certificate?

    No. It will only say that you have successfully obtained a CELTA and it will not disclose the format you took the course.

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    Typical Timetable - Full Time CELTA:

     09.30 - 11.30 Teaching Practice
     11.30 - 11.45 Break
     11.45 - 12.45 Feedback
     12.45 - 14.00 Tutor assisted lesson planning
     15.00 - 17.00 Methodology and Language Analysis / Phonology Input

    Maximum class size: 12

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    CELTA Course Introduction - Valencia

    CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and opens up a whole world of exciting teaching opportunities. Because it is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the world-famous University of Cambridge, you can rely on its quality and recognition. Over 10,000 people successfully complete a CELTA course each year.

    CELTA is "the" TEFL qualification because of the following:

    • It is the most frequently sought after qualification for TEFL jobs worldwide.
    • Moderated by the University of Cambridge every time a course runs, not just on an occasional basis
    • Tutors are highly qualified, experienced trainers in well-established teacher education centres
    • It is recognised as a Level 5 Qualification by the British Curriculum Authority, so it follows an authorised syllabus

    There are five main units of learning:

    • Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
    • Language analysis and awareness
    • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
    • Planning and resources for different contexts
    • Developing teaching skills and professionalism.

    Teaching Practice

    Teaching practice is a main component of the certificate and takes place every day. Small groups of trainees (maximum six) obtain experience by working with classes at different levels from elementary to intermediate. The content of the lesson is monitored by the tutor and after each teaching practice session the lesson is discussed and evaluated by the trainee group and their tutor. Trainees must liaise with other members of their group outside course hours to ensure a series of cohesive lessons.

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    CELTA Online Blended Timetable and Workload

    The course runs over 16 weeks and the workload is split between face-to-face teaching practice, assisted lesson planning on SKYPE, some face-to-face input sessions on Saturdays and online course units.

    1. Lesson Planning:  For each lesson you can expect to spend about 3 hours on planning and discussion. (About 12 hours is dedicated to lesson planning)
    2. Teaching Practice: You will teach and evaluate 9 lessons during the course and there will be face-to-face feedback on each lesson. The timetable for Saturdays is usually from 10:00-14:30. (About 60 / 70 hours of course time is dedicated to teaching practice and peer observation).
    3. Course units: There are 30 online syllabus units on the course and candidates can expect to spend between  2 and 3 hours on each unit. Some units include Forum Tasks which are carried out online with your peers. (About 70 hours of course time)
    4. Written assignments: There are four written assignments to be completed on the course. The online tutor will provide clear guidelines for each one and candidates usually spend about 4 hours on the first 2 assignments and 2 hours on assignments 3 and 4. This work is done outside course hours. (About 12 hours is dedicated to written assignments)

    How does CELTA relate to TEFL/TESOL?

    ‘TEFL’ or ‘TESOL’ are terms often used to describe qualifications for English Language teachers. CELTA, the most widely taken initial TESOL/TEFL qualification of its kind in the world, was previously known as CTEFLA and the ‘RSA certificate’.

    There is no such thing as "the TESL certificate" just as there is no such thing as "the B.A.". There are several kinds of TESL/TEFL/TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificates offered by many institutions. CELTA is one of those certificates. CELTA is an ELT (English Language Teaching) certificate, which encompasses TESL and TEFL. It is the most widely recognized and respected international pre-service certificate offered in Spain and in the world.

    Who is CELTA for?

    People who want to work in Further, Adult and Community Education.

    Can I do the course if English is not my first language?

    Yes, but your English needs to be of a near-native level. This means that you need to have a command of English that allows you to complete all written assignments and teaching practice requirements to the University of Cambridge standards which is a strong C1/C2. The Cambridge Advanced Certificate with a pass B or an IELTS 7-8 band are example of the required level.

    Do I need teaching experience to take the CELTA?

    No. Prior teaching experience is not a necessary prerequisite to being accepted onto a CELTA course.

    What does CELTA involve?

    The one month intensive CELTA course provides an initial training for those new to the profession and also for those teachers with experience but with little formal training. The course is designed to enable candidates to:

    • Develop an awareness of language and a knowledge of the description of English and apply these in professional practice.
    • Develop an initial understanding of the contexts within which adults learn English, their motivations and the roles of the teacher and the learner.
    • Develop familiarity with the principles and practice of effective teaching to adult learners of English.
    • Develop basic skills for teaching adults in the language classroom.
    • Develop familiarity with appropriate resources and materials for use with adult learners of English for teaching, testing and referencing.
    • Identify opportunities for their own future development in the field.
    • It is a very practical course, which combines both input and teaching practice.

    How is the CELTA Course Assessed?

    To be awarded the certificate you must pass both components. There are three grades — Pass, Pass ‘B’ and Pass ‘A’.

    The assessment of CELTA is continuous and integrated. There is no final exam.

    The candidates are assessed primarily in the areas of:

    • Teaching practice (each assessed lesson is given a grade)
    • Written assignments

    The CELTA course also takes into consideration various aspects of professionalism and professional development.

    These include:

    • Responsible and professional attitude to learning
    • Responsible and professional attitude to planning and teaching of your lessons
    • Punctuality and organisation
    • Willingness to respond to feedback and adjust your own teaching appropriately
    • Overall progress and professionalism in the field

    CELTA Certificate

    The CELTA certificate is awarded to candidates who satisfy all assessment criteria and complete all course requirements.

    These include:

    • Attendance of 100% of the course
    • Completion of all teaching practice and observations of experienced teachers
    • Completion of all four assignments (three or more assessed as ‘Pass’)
    • The grades of the certificate are Pass, Pass B (above standard teaching) or Pass A (exceptional language awareness, teaching and professionalism).
    • Candidates who successfully complete the course, receive both the Cambridge CELTA certificate and a report letter from the trainers at the Centre in Spain. The letter describes the candidate’s performance in some detail and serves as a useful reference for future employment

    I've heard that CELTA is really hard. Why is this?

    CELTA is not hard in the sense that the material is difficult to understand. The course is often considered difficult because it is very intensive and there are many deadlines to meet in the space of a month (or 16 weeks in its extensive form).

    When taken intensively, it is a full-time commitment for 4 weeks. Evenings and weekends are devoted to completing assignments and preparing lessons for teaching practice.

    Time management skills are very important to success on this course. Furthermore, assessment is continuous. Each day there is a 2-hour teaching practice with real students drawn from the community. During that time, you have to put into practice some of the methodology you have learned.

    The teaching practice is assessed by one of the course tutors and you are given written and oral feedback from your tutors and peers.

    Who recognises CELTA?

    CELTA is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English Language teachers.

    Cambridge English Language Assessment also works with international ELT organisations to ensure the acceptance of CELTA globally.

    Employment as an English Teacher after the Course

    The Training Centre will provide CELTA trainees Job Search Topics, such as:

    • resume and cover letter assistance
    • interview preparation
    • job contacts: addresses of major recruiters of ELT teachers worldwide.

    Can I work in Spain with CELTA?

    CELTA qualified teachers are in demand in Valencia and the rest of Spain and the CELTA. The CELTA qualification is the most prestigious and the most well-known of all the TEFL courses, and is recognised all over the world, not only in Spain. This mean that with the CELTA qualification, numerous TEFL job opportunities are available all over the world.

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    Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA

    As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website 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 Entry Criteria

    To be accepted for the CELTA course in Valencia, applicants ideally should:

    • Have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education
    • Be aged 18 or over
    • Have a standard of English which will enable you to teach at a range of levels. If you are not a native speaker you should have an international certification about your command of the language at C1 level (CAE, IELTS band 7.5 or equivalent)
    • Centres may still accept you if you do not have formal qualifications at this level but can demonstrate that you would be likely to complete the course successfully.

    If you are unsure of your eligibility, take our online CELTA eligibility test.

    Can I do the course if English is not my first language?

    Yes, your English needs to be of a near-native level. This means that you need to have a command of English that allows you to complete all written assignments and teaching practice requirements to the University of Cambridge standards.

    Do I need teaching experience to take the CELTA?

    No. Prior teaching experience is not a necessary prerequisite to being accepted onto a CELTA course.

    Do you have to know a lot about grammar?

    Knowing grammar is definitely beneficial for being an English teacher, but it is not necessary to know everything about grammar to take the CELTA. Key concepts like subject, verb, and verb tense are good to know.

    • Pre course material will be sent ot you on being accepted to start orientating you toward what you need to know
    • You will go over some key grammatical concepts during the course and also be exposed to resources for future teaching.

    How to Apply for the CELTA in Valencia, Spain

    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 may 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 non-refundable deposit.

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    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.

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    How to Pay

    No payment is required until the interview has taken place. Once you have been interviewed and accepted on the course, you have the chance to pay a deposit in order to secure your  place, with the remainder due four weeks before the starting date.

    Conditions of Enrolment

    Selection Criteria, Assessment and Grades

    • The CELTA is a Pass/Fail course, and if the candidate receives a 'Fail' grade or withdraws, the result cannot be changed, and that the course fee will not be refunded.
    • The CELTA Centre in requires 100% class attendance, in addition to work outside of scheduled contact hours.  As a result, absences, tardiness, incomplete or late assignments may compromise grades on the course.
    • Information disclosed in the application must be complete and accurate, including any circumstances that may affect performance on the course.
    • All cancellations must be received in writing. We regret that because of the nature of the course, refunds cannot be made. However in some exceptional circumstances the management will consider transferring the non-deposit part of the fees to another course at the centre.

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