CELTA is a Cambridge acronym for Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and is the first of the courses that Cambridge provides for teacher training purposes and leads to a Cambridge Qualification. CELTA courses are recognised worldwide and have become a requirement for most reputable language schools. Candidates are given a blend of hands-on teaching experience, teaching methodology and practical classroom techniques. Although no previous teaching background is required to undertake the course, some basic experience is welcome.
CELTA courses are based on a syllabus set by Cambridge and follow clearly defined assessment standards, which provide an important safeguard for the candidates and their employers.
“It is hard, really demanding and it takes all your energy and time for these 4 weeks. However, if you are determined and you realise that all this will get you to the next level, you realise that it helps you to see things from a new perspective. It is mind-blowing, but an EYE OPENING experience also. I had all kinds of support; from Tutors’, colleagues and fellow trainees, and the centre – especially George. Thanks to him some mini crises were avoided, in terms of practical things like printing and setting IWB activities.
All in all, it is hard but definitely doable and hopefully achievable.”
What did you think of the course
“It’s the best for self-improvement and career development.”
Would you recommend it to your friends?
Was it well organised?
“Overall, yes. To my mind, the only ‘drawback’ was that we received lots of information on the first day and we were convinced that we wouldn’t be able to get through till the end.”
How helpful was the fact that it ran near your home?
“It was really helpful that the course location was near to my home, since I didn’t spend valuable time commuting!”
Did you find the tutors helpful?
“The tutors were really helpful and supportive. They gave us food for thought…
Each one different but unique; such a great combination.”