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CELTA 100% Online via New York (West 26th Street)

For a limited time only, Cambridge English Language Assessment is allowing for CELTA to be taken fully online. This is the first time in CELTA history that this has happened, so take advantage of a unique opportunity and apply for an online course via the New York (West 26th Street) CELTA centre.

Online CELTA applications are now open, but as always, places are limited.

How is the CELTA Fully Online different to Face-to-Face?

The CELTA 100% Online has the same content and hours as the face-to-face CELTA – the only difference is the online structure of the course.

There will be a minimum of six hours assessed teaching practice which will be moderated by an qualified CELTA Tutor. You will also need to complete four written assignments which will be submitted by the end of the only CELTA course.

What would a typical CELTA Online day be like?

The CELTA course hosted via the New York centre will look at running their CELTA courses like a virtual classroom and your attendance will be required from 9:30 to 17:30.

9:30am – 10:30 am: Daily review and planning meeting (live via Zoom with your tutor and course colleagues)

10:30 – 12:30pm: Online course units (self study: theory and methodology)

12:30 - 1:00pm: Guided lesson planning (small group live sessions with your tutor)

1:00 – 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00 - 4:00pm: Teaching practice (via Zoom with groups of live English language learners)

4:00 – 5:30pm: Feedback (tips and tricks for improving your lessons. Live with an experienced teacher trainer: Live with your tutor)

Are there any benefits to taking a CELTA 100% Online?

First and foremost, you will be achieving a CELTA certificate, which is one of the most internationally recognised TEFL qualifications. This will improve your employability around the globe and the certificate will offer you the right tools and methodologies to teach effective English Language classes.

There are many pros to the course being fully online, such as:

- It’s more accessible for people around the the globe (no more visa issues!)
- There is more flexibility as you are working from home and can choose between full time and part time online CELTA courses
- You will also acquire the knowledge to teach online which offers more viability for you TEFL career!

What jobs can get by taking the CELTA Fully Online?

The CELTA will open the door to mor reputable English language schools and colleges. It’s also desired if you are planning on doing volunteering work teaching English to immigrants. This CELTA will also offer the added benefit of teaching online, which is an attractive skill to have!

StudyCELTA also has a jobs board, www.TEFLwork.com, which regularly posts the latest jobs from around the world specifically for CELTA qualified candidates.

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CELTA Course New York - Introduction

CELTA is an initial TESOL 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 TESOL centers
  • It is recognized as a Level 5 Qualification by the British Curriculum Authority, so it follows an authorized 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.

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 USA and in the world.

Who is CELTA for?

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

Can I do the course in New York 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 the New York TEFL CELTA course.

What does CELTA involve?

The one month intensive CELTA course in New York provides an initial training for those new to the TESOL 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 TEFL 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 in New York 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 in New York

The CELTA TESOL 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 USA. The letter describes the candidate’s performance in some detail and serves as a useful reference for employment

If you are unsure if you qualify to apply for a CELTA TESOL course you can fill out our CELTA Eligibility Test.

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 what 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.

See reasons why people can fail the CELTA.

Who recognizes the CELTA TESOL course?

CELTA is accepted throughout the world by organizations 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 Center 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 the USA or the Middle East with CELTA?

The CELTA qualification is the most prestigious and the most widely known of all the TEFL courses, and is recognized by language centers all over the world. If you are looking for English teaching work in the USA or the Middle East specifically, the CELTA qualification is undoubtedly a great way to get a foot in the door and to get noticed.


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 Entry Criteria for New York

To be accepted for the CELTA course in New York, 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)
  • Centers 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 not sure if you have a qualifying level of English to apply, use our certification comparison tool.

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 to 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 New York, 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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i-20 Visa

For international students requiring a F1 Visa to take the CELTA course in the USA, this centre is not able to issue the required i-20 letter as part of the Visa application. Please check other US CELTA locations here to see US centres that will be able to offer this support.

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

Having been offered a place on the course the school will inform you of payment options. A deposit is required immediately to secure a place with the remainder due either a week before or on 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 center 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.

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