CELTA Courses Boston

CELTA Courses Boston, Massachusetts

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CELTA Course Aims

In its form as a 4-week intensive TEFL course, the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults dates back to the 1970’s when it was known as the Royal Society of Arts CTEFLA. In 1988, the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) assumed joint responsibility with the RSA for these training courses. The Cambridge CELTA Certificate is the most widely recognised pre-service ELT qualification throughout the world.

The CELTA provides training to people with little or no previous experience in teaching English to adults (ESL, TESL, TEFL) and is therefore very practical in content.

The course aims to increase candidates’ language awareness and develop competence in communicative language teaching as well as an understanding of current teaching methodologies.

The CELTA is the leading TESOL certificate worldwide, for ESL teaching jobs both in the USA and overseas.

CELTA Entry Criteria

Candidates must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have a good educational background (preferably of university entrance standard)
  • have an excellent command of written and spoken English

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

The CELTA course in Boston is divided into:

1. Language Analysis

These sessions:

  • develop an ability to analyse language in terms of meaning, form, sound and usage
  • mainly focus on grammar and pronunciation.

2. Methodology

These sessions cover:

  • different approaches to language teaching
  • techniques for presentation and practice of new language
  • classroom management
  • lesson-planning
  • use of commercially produced and authentic materials
  • developing listening, reading and writing skills

3. Teaching Practice

Each trainee is required to complete a minimum of 6 hours observed ESL teaching practice with classes of adult learners.

4. Observation of experienced Teachers

This involves observing Boston TEFL teacher training Center teachers for a total of 8 hours during the course.

CELTA Course Assessment

Assessment is continuous and is based on:

  • performance in teaching practice
  • an ability to evaluate one’s own lessons
  • the quality/punctuality of written assignments
  • lesson plans
  • participation in all aspects of the course
  • attendance, which is expected to be 100%

It is possible to pass the course at three levels: Pass A - Pass B - Pass

The final grades are awarded by the tutors and ratified by the visiting Cambridge assessor after the CELTA course.


Certificates are awarded by UCLES. In addition, each candidate receives a final report from the teacher training center.

How to Apply for the CELTA in Boston, USA

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 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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CELTA Terms and Conditions

The training center reserves the right to increase course fees or cancel a TEFL course at any time.

Candidates who have not paid their fees in full by the due date will not be allowed to commence the course.

Deposits may be partly refundable if a) a candidate withdraws due to unavoidable circumstances, (b) sufficient notice is given (at least a month before the commencement date of the course) and (c) it is impossible for the candidate to transfer to another course.

Final recommended grades are decided by the tutors, validated by the course assessor and approved by Cambridge ESOL. Any query should follow the procedure set out in the Candidates Enquiries on Results and Complaints Procedure (given at the start of the course) and must be made within 9 weeks of the issue of final results by Cambridge ESOL.

Candidates must inform the tutors in writing before the beginning of the course for which they have enrolled of any pre-existing medical problems (including stress-related conditions) which may have an adverse effect on their performance during the course.

The course is demanding and sometimes stressful. Candidates who withdraw after the beginning of the course, giving stress-related conditions as a reason, will not be offered a refund of their course fees.

Candidates who withdraw from the course due to sudden illness or unforeseen personal problems may be given the opportunity to re-enrol in a later course, provided there is a vacancy.

Candidates are financially responsible for all material borrowed from the center (e.g. books, CDs, cassette recorders, etc).

Candidates are responsible for providing their own stationery and teaching materials (e.g. folders, blu-tak, scissors, etc.)

Application forms, course records and portfolios remain the property of Cambridge ESOL. Portfolios will be held for 6 months only, but may be requested during the three month period after this time.

How to Pay

Payments (deposit & balance) can be made directly to the Boston teacher training center via Bank Transfer.

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