CELTA Courses Springfield, Missouri
CELTA Course Dates & Fees Springfield
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CELTA 100% Online hosted via Springfield, Missouri
For a limited time only, take the CELTA 100% online hosted via Springfield, Missouri. This is a temporary measure put in place by Cambridge Assessment (part of the University of Cambridge) to ensure everyone’s health and safety is paramount.
Take this unique opportunity through the CELTA centre in Springfield, Missouri. Applications now open!
How will the Online CELTA work?
The online CELTA at the Springfield CELTA centre will be done over a 10 week period and will be a mix of asynchronous and synchronous work. This will consist of mainly working independently on an online throughout the week with one hour group session in the evening per week for the methodology, lesson planning and assignment work.
The teaching practice will take place from July 6th to July 24th where trainees will be expected to be online from Monday to Friday, one to four hours per day (Monday—Friday).
From July 27th to August 7th, you will be expected to finish the course asynchronously on the CELTA Online platform.
Will the CELTA Online be any different to CELTA face-to-face?
The content and syllabus will be exactly the same as the CELTA face-to-face course. The only difference is that all elements will be carried out online using a video conferencing platform and the Cambridge online platform.
Are there any advantages to taking the CELTA 100% Online?
With all CELTA courses, there are many advantages to taking this TEFL certificate, such as:
- Gaining a world-recognised TEFL qualification
- Becoming more employable
- Receiving “hands-on” teaching practice
- Becoming more aware of how to teach within the online landscape
- Receiving continuous feedback to develop as a TEFL Teacher
- No more visa headaches!
Will it say online on my CELTA certificate?
No! It will have the same validity as a face-to-face CELTA and it will not mention the format you took the course.
What will I need to take the CELTA Online?
You will still be expect to match the CELTA entry requirements, however we recommend trainees who are looking to take the CELTA online should:
- Have a working laptop or desktop computer with sound (or headphones) and a microphone
- Have a designated and comfortable working area
- A strong internet connection
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About the CELTA course in Springfield, Missouri
The CELTA course is the world’s most recognized TEFL/TESOL course, and is highly sought-after by English language schools in the USA and around the world. It is a 120-hour English teaching certification program, which provides the skills, knowledge and hands‑on practice to follow a rewarding career in teaching, either at home or abroad. In fact, most job advertisements for English teachers ask specifically for the CELTA.
The CELTA is by Cambridge English Language Assessment, and every course is taught only by people who have gone through a rigorous training program offered by the Cambridge English Language Assessment, and who have many years of teaching experience.
Every CELTA course is checked by an external assessor on behalf of Cambridge to ensure the quality of the program. You can be assured that any CELTA course you would take would be of the highest quality.
While many other TEFL courses take as many people as possible, the maximum ratio of CELTA trainees to tutor is 6:1. This means you are guaranteed quality time with your CELTA tutor and will get the feedback you need to become a qualified teacher.
The CELTA is a very practical program. The input sessions are designed to give trainees practical teaching tips that they can actually put into place when teaching. While going through the CELTA, you will spend six hours teaching actual English language learners and will receive feedback from the other trainees and your tutor. Many other TEFL programs do not require practice teaching at all. You will also spend six hours observing highly experienced teachers in the classroom.
CELTA Entry Criteria
- 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 course 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.
These sessions cover:
- different approaches to language teaching techniques for presentation and practice of new language
- classroom management
- 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 teaching practice with classes of adult learners.
4. Observation of experienced Teachers
This involves observing Language 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 course.
How to Apply for the CELTA in Springfield, Missouri
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 $250 deposit. Remainder of the course fee must be paid 21 days before the course start date.
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.