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The CELTA course is a practical introduction to teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and the certificate is awarded by Cambridge English which forms part of the University of Cambridge. Worldwide the CELTA is still the industry standard for teachers.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    You will need to have a proficient level of English to begin the course. Usually applicants have completed qualifications in English, but this may not be necessary, depending on prior experience and knowledge which may suffice.

    Assessment Method

    The course includes:

    • Teaching practice at Lewisham College and online
    • Observation of qualified teachers
    • Written Assessments
    • Detailed feedback with tutors
    • Seminars
    • Access to the Cambridge Moodle for core units and tasks'
    • 120 hours of lessons (plus 80 hours of self-study)'

    Aims of the course

    • Understand the principles of effective teaching and acquire practical teaching skills
    • Learn how to analyse language for teaching
    • Understand how adults learn and the role of the teacher and the learner
    • Learn how to develop your knowledge and skills
    • Gain confidence and professional knowledge
    • Gain an internationally recognised teaching qualification

    Progression Opportunities

    CELTA is aimed at anyone who would like to start teaching English as a second or foreign language to adults. This could be as a new career, to travel, or both.

    Facilities

    There is a focus on communication and the communicative teaching approach, learning through tasks.

    This is reflected in the tasks we ask our trainees to do in the classroom with their students, and in the way that we train our course participants.

    There is lots of group work and discussion, and creativity in designing activities for students.

    Career Options

    Career options on completion CELTA is aimed at anyone who would like to start teaching English as a second language as a new career, to travel, or for both. This course is also suitable for people who have some teaching experience but would like training and gain the CELTA qualification.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 12 weeks
Start Date 05/04/2021
End Date 16/07/2021

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 Please Enquire
24+ £1,250 p/year
International Please Enquire

More Options

  • Starting 04/01/2022 at Lewisham Way
    Venue Lewisham Way
    Day/Eve Evening
    Mode Part Time
    Duration 20 weeks
    Start Date 04/01/2022
    End Date 01/07/2022

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 Please Enquire
    24+ £1,450 p/year
    International Please Enquire

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